Australia went big, very big, for their national selection. This is the second time they opted for a public selection and SBS’s tails were up after last year’s perceived success.
The show, at 1030 CET – a sensible time if you ask me – was heavy on choreography and staging; seemingly the songs were a second thought, but that could just be me, I guess. An all-Australian (bar Måns) jury and an Aussie-wide televote (50-50 split) meant that the result was as below:
Australia Decides 2020
|Rabbit hole||Jaguar Jonze||18||28||46||6|
|I am king I am queen||Jack Vidgen||19||15||34||8|
|Lessons of love||Vanessa Amorosi||42||40||82||3|
|Can we make heaven||Diana Rouvas||24||18||42||7|
|Don't break me||Montaigne||54||53||107||1|
Keep an eye out for the winner – there’s some spectacular over-acting on offer. Montaigne will board a 24-hour flight to Europe next May at a record company’s expense.
She’s a 24-year-old singer, born in Sydney who has had a couple of hits and won AIRA Breakthrough Artist of the year in 2016.