Jessica Mauboy injured herself in the second rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 after her hair flick caused whiplash.
Speaking to the Australian press, Jessica Mauboy who will be performing “We Got Love”, revealed that she injured herself during the second rehearsal. The singer stated that during the performance where she flicks her hair that she received a whiplash injury, she explained that;
Coming out of the second rehearsal, I felt it the next morning in my neck and a sore hip.
Australia headed in to this years contest as one of the favourites to win in Lisbon, Portugal. However following the two rehearsal runs she is now 13th favourite to take the victory on Saturday night.
Jessica Mauboy will represent Australia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. She was internally selected by Australian broadcaster SBS, and will sing “We Got Love”.
Jessica is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest, as she performed on the 2014 stage in Copenhagen as the interval act, where she performed her song “Sea of Flags”. Since 2012, she has also headlined numerous tours, and supported the likes of Beyoncé and Chris Brown.
Australia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 as part of celebrations marking 60 years of the Eurovision Song Contest. Australia has broadcast the contest since 1983 making it the country which watched the contest for the longest period of time before taking part in the contest. In 2016 Australia was represented by Dami Im with the song “Sound of Silence”. She brought Australia 2nd place in the final scoring 511 points, she was just 23 points away from victory.