'Eurovision - Australia Decides' Is A Week Away; Here's What The Contestants Will Be Performing

1 February 2020 | 11:12 am | Staff Writer

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Eurovision - Australia Decides hits television screens a week from today. There's a stack of talent vying to represent Australia at the annual competition, this year taking place in the Netherlands in May. 

All 10 artists competing have now revealed their Eurovision - Australia Decides tracks, check them out below. 

Catch the competition - hosted by Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst (who is fresh out of the 'I'm A Celebrity' jungle) - on SBS on Saturday 8 February at 8.30pm. 

Vanessa Amorosi
Lessons Of Love

"So happy to announce Lessons Of Love is the song I’m taking to Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020! I couldn’t be more proud and excited to perform this LIVE for the first time in February. Rehearsals have begun and I’m beyond thrilled with the concept of my performance. I CAN’T WAIT for you all to see it."

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Don't Break Me

"Don’t Break Me is a depiction of the 'enough is enough' phase of a relationship breakdown, where one person feels like they are putting much more time, energy and resources into the relationship than the other person and becomes frustrated and resentful. I wrote it while reading Codependent No More by Melody Beattie, which really informed the qualities of the character and the relationship dynamic."

Raw Stuff

"Raw Stuff is a personal song that I almost gave up on. It is a moment for reflection. It’s for anyone else who is trying to process what’s happening in their life. It’s a song about a time when two people are so close but unable to open up to each other. Songwriting really helps me express things that I may otherwise be without words to explain. Performing Raw Stuff cuts close to the bone for me."

Jaguar Jonze
Rabbit Hole

"Rabbit Hole is about exploring the intricacies of our vulnerabilities, and how it unknowingly manifests into different coping mechanisms as we go through life’s inevitable obstacles. It’s about the complicated relationship I have with trauma and the way I react in the face of it. I wrote it at a time when I was really learning about my Complex PTSD, which I’ve had for 20 years. I hope it connects with Australia or whoever needs it. I want it to say that trauma doesn’t have to define you, and that we can return the strength to live the life we deserve."

Casey Donovan

"From the first line of the song to the end crescendo, I had fallen in love with this song, it spoke to me in a way music hasn’t in a very long time. Proud is merely a reminder to yourself; to be proud of who you are, proud of all of the ups and downs, to keep getting up despite the pain and push forward no matter how many people put you down. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy at that. It’s an anthem of self-love and acceptance - a little reminder that we have to stand tall and proud."

Jack Vidgen
I Am King I Am Queen

"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!"

Diana Rouvas 
Can We Make Heaven

"Can We Make Heaven was inspired by the personal lessons we learn in life and how I feel we can choose to be empowered, choose to grow, create, manifest and be the light in the darkness. The last few months have been an incredibly difficult time for so many Australians affected by the bushfires and it has been so inspiring to watch the nation come together to support those in need. It is amazing to see what we can achieve when we all band together and I know our resilient spirits will see us through to find that light again."

Mitch Tambo 

"Together is a really important song to me. It’s the culmination of everything I want to do with my music - to bring people from all walks of life, cultures and creeds together with a message of love, especially when so many are going through such tough times. It’s the perfect song for Eurovision, which is all about uniting people through music no matter what language they speak – or sing. I can’t wait to get out on that stage and perform this song for Australia, and the world."


“I really like this song... and it’s not my song, it was written by Jesse Watt - but I love it. Life is inspirational and energetic, positive, mighty, heartfelt and fun... It’s been a joy to imbue my emotion and vibe into another writer’s song, to make it my own - and hopefully please the listeners."

Pushing Stars

"I’m incredibly excited to be releasing Pushing Stars... and I'm very honoured to be releasing it for Eurovision – Australia Decides. The song was written by George Sheppard, Tania Doko and two other Swedish writers, so it has really great Eurovision vibes attached to it. It’s such a meaningful song with heartfelt lyrics and I’ve been able to put my own spin musically on it. I am really proud of the result and I hope that Australia falls in love with Pushing Stars."