SBS and production partner Blink TV today announced the first two artists to compete in Eurovision-Australia Decides in February 2020. Hosted on the Gold Coast and broadcast live, two of the country’s greatest female vocalists- Aussie icon Vanessa Amorosi and powerhouse entertainer Casey Donovan– will perform an original song for their chance to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Vanessa’s song writing ability and dynamic vocal range have seen her sell over two million records worldwide. She’s released four critically acclaimed studio albums, recieved sixteen ARIA and APRA nominations, and just released a new album, marking two decades since the release of her seminal dance anthem Absolutely Everybody.
After a meteoric rise to fame at the age of 16, Casey became the youngest ever winner of Australian Idol in 2004. Over the last thirteen years, she’s made her mark not only as a musician, but also on stage, screen, and as a presenter and writer. Casey is a multi-award winner, including ARIA No #1 Award for Listen With Your Heart and Deadly Awards for Best Album, Best Single and Most Promising New Talent. She is also currently staring in the musical Chicago.
Creative Director of Eurovision- Australia Decides, Paul Clarke said “Casey and Vanessa are two of the most respected voices in the country, and we welcome Vanessa home form her years in America. We can’t wait to hear her bring that brilliant voice to the Eurovision- Australia Decides stage on the Gold Coast”.
Hosted by SBS Eurovisionaries comedian Joel Creasey and music buff Myf Warhurst, Eurovision- Australia Decides will showcase the best of Australian music and bring the nation closer to the Eurovision action.
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