Swedish pop phenomenon and winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Måns Zelmerlöw is heading to the Gold Coast to perform and be one of the Jury members for Eurovision – Australia Decides – Gold Coast 2020 next month.
The singer, songwriter and TV presenter said he was thrilled to be returning to Australia.
“I’m so excited to come back to my favourite country to perform, and to be a guest judge on the National Eurovision selection show!” he said. “Australia has sent great songs ever since they joined the Eurovision Song Contest and I think 2020 could be THE year. I might sing a line or two from my winning song from 2015 and from my newest single, Walk with Me, featuring the wonderful Dami Im. Can’t wait to see you all!”
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Hosted on the Gold Coast and broadcast live and exclusive on SBS on Saturday 8 February, the national selection, now in its second year, showcases ten well-known Australian artists, performing original songs, for the chance to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Revealed recently, the 2020 contenders from across the musical spectrum vying for the top spot are: Aussie icon Vanessa Amorosi, powerhouse entertainer Casey Donovan, rising First Nations artist Mitch Tambo, glam rock star iOTA, art pop auteur Montaigne, alternative artist Didirri, The Voice winner Diana Rouvas, Australia’s Got Talent winner Jack Vidgen, 19-year-old emerging singer-songwriter Jordan-Ravi and Taiwanese-Australian multi-media artist Jaguar Jonze.
The winner of the inaugural Eurovision – Australia Decides Kate Miller-Heidke will return to the stage where it all began to perform Zero Gravity, while powerhouse vocalist and Eurovision 2016 runner up Dami Im will take to the stage with a brand new track.
Hosted by SBS Eurovisionaries comedian Joel Creasey and music buff Myf Warhurst, audiences are encouraged to vote for their favourite acts, with the winner revealed during the Live TV Final broadcast live and exclusively on SBS on Saturday 8 February.
Gold Coasters are encouraged to be a part of history and see it live at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
OPENING NIGHT SHOW
Friday 7 February, 7.30pm AEST (Not televised – tickets available)
Saturday 8 February, 1.00pm AEST (Not televised – tickets available)
LIVE TV FINAL
Saturday 8 February, 7.30pm AEST (Live and Exclusive TV Broadcast on SBS – tickets limited)
To purchase tickets: premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=EUROVISI20