Montaigne will return to represent Australia in 2021

The Australian Eurovision Broadcaster, SBS, has just revealed on its Twitter account that Montaigne will return to represent the country in 2021. It has also been confirmed that there will be no Australia Decides contest next year.

Montaigne states she’s in a calm but delighted mood on the posted video and says that’s she’s keen to make new music.

She goes on to say:

I’m so happy to receive this good news during such times. At home, we’ve started this ritual of cracking open a fortune cookie daily and reading our fortunes to each other and I got one that read, “You will be sharing great news with all the people you love.” I’m so glad it came true!

Montaigne on the announcement she’ll be returning

Speaking about the announcement, SBS Commissioning Editor and Australian Head of Delegation, Josh Martin said the following:

Montaigne is not wasting a moment of this period of isolation with many new ideas already on the table!

Additionally the Creative Director of Eurovision – Australia Decides and Director of Blink TV Paul Clarke had this to say about skipping the National Final next year:

To our music community we say – write the perfect Eurovision song! We have every intention of bringing the show back to the Gold Coast in 2022 bigger and better than ever.

This will also mean that Dami Im, the 2016 Australian representative, will not yet get the opportunity to return after publically stating her intention to enter next year’s selection process.

I’m coming back to compete at Eurovision Australia Decides next year! @eurovision #ausdecides @sbs_australia

Geplaatst door Dami Im op Zaterdag 8 februari 2020

Montaigne won Australia Decides back on 8th February, with ‘Don’t Break Me’ winning a close fought victory by 7 points. You can relive her performance here:

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