Australian broadcaster SBS have now announced the final four artists for the national selection, Eurovision – Australia Decides. They will join the previously announced 6 artists in a televised show on February 8th.
The final four artists to be announced for the Australian national selection are Diana Rouvas, Jack Vidgen, Jordan-Ravi and Jaguar Jonze. These four artists will join Vanessa Amorosi, Casey Donovan, Mitch Tambo, iOTA, Montaigne and Didirri.
Jack Vidgen first came to fame when he won the fifth season of Australia’s Got Talent. He then signed to Sony Music and released his debut single ‘Yes I Am’. His debut album was of the same name, and it debuted at number three on the ARIA Albums Chart back in 2011. His second album was released in 2012, however was less successful than his debut album. In 2019, Jack participated on The Voice Australia where he finished as a semi-finalist.
Jack says, ‘I am incredibly excited to be a part of Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020 and actually can’t believe it’s really happening. I’m a huge fan of Eurovision, so to be competing for the opportunity to represent Australia is mind-blowing. I adore my song I Am King I Am Queen, which I co-wrote with Andrew Lowden. It’s a real representation of me and everything I stand for and I think that everyone, young and old, will be able to relate to and take inspiration from this song. I hope that the Eurovision audiences love it as much as I do!’
Jack will be singing the song I Am King I Am Queen at Eurovision – Australia Decides, and you can listen to it below:
Diana Rouvas was also featured on the latest season of the Voice Australia, where she won the competition. Prior to this, she also auditioned for the first season of the Voice Australia, where she finished 5th overall. In 2014, she was signed to Universal Music Australia. Under the label, she released the single, Heart of Goodbye.
Diana commented on her upcoming gig, saying, ‘I’m really excited to be in Eurovision – Australia Decides. As a Greek Australian, I am proud to represent the culture that our country is rich and abundant in, and I’d be so honoured to stand on that stage for Australia! It’s an incredible opportunity for any artist. I’d be bringing my true authentic self to the stage…my life’s work and dreams into that moment, and would be proud to earn a position on that stage and represent my country.’
Jordan-Ravi is a newcomer to the Australian music scene, however has previous participated on America’s Got Talent, where he was eliminated in the Judges Cuts. Jordan-Ravi comes from Darwin and is just 19 years old. This will be his television debut, and he will be singing a song that was co-written by 2019 Australia Decides stars, George Sheppard and Tania Doko.
‘Eurovision – Australia Decides will be my debut on Australian TV and I am so honoured to be given this opportunity. I will be performing Pushing Stars, a song which came in via the SBS Song Portal, and was co-written by a couple of this year’s Eurovision – Australia Decides stars, George Sheppard and Tania Doko. I am grateful that they put their trust in me to infuse my style and flare to their work this year! I’m a 19-year-old guitarist and singer-songwriter from outback Darwin, and this is a great chance for Australia to get to know me. I will be doing my best and loving the opportunity to share the stage with some incredible artists. Bring it on!’
Jaguar Jonze was born in Japan to a Taiwanese mother and an Australian father, and claims to be as eclectic as her cultural upbringing. Some of her influences include Portishead, The Last Shadow Puppets, Nick Cave and Angel Olsen.
‘For me, Eurovision – Australia Decides is a massive opportunity to show Australia who I am as an artist and what I’m passionate about. The selected 10 artists are all so talented and I’d be so happy for any one of us to represent Australia in Eurovision. I think it shows the diverse pool of creativity and talent in this nation and I’m honoured to be a part of it. I’ve always taken Eurovision to be about each country, and each artist expressing their individuality without boundaries. So much of Jaguar Jonze is about honesty and vulnerability and I’m excited to express the uniqueness that comes with it.’
What do you think of the final four artists?