Eurovision 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw will perform at Eurovision – Australia Decides next month.
Australian broadcaster SBS has revealed that Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw will perform and take part as a jury member at this year’s Australian national final. Joining him will be Kate Miller-Heidke and Dami Im, who represented Australia at the 2019 and 2016 contests respectively.
“I’m so excited to come back to my favourite country to perform, and to be a guest judge on the National Eurovision selection show!” said Måns Zelmerlöw. “Australia has sent great songs ever since they joined the Eurovision Song Contest and I think 2020 could be THE year. I might sing a line or two from my winning song from 2015 and from my newest single, Walk with Me, featuring the wonderful Dami Im. Can’t wait to see you all!”
Måns won the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria, with his song “Heroes”. He then went on to co-host the 2016 contest in Stockholm, Sweden alongside Petra Mede.
Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand, will also make an appearance at the national final.
Eurovision – Australia Decides takes place on Saturday the 8th of February 2020. This will be Australia’s 6th entry at the Eurovision Song Contest and second time that Australia have opted for a national selection. Last year, Kate Miller-Heidke was the first winner of the competition with her song “Zero Gravity” eventually finishing 9th in Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Australia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 as part of celebrations marking 60 years of the Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcaster SBS has broadcast Eurovision in Australia since 1983. Australia’s best result to date came in 2016 Australia when Dami Im, with the song “Sound of Silence,” finished in 2nd place in the final scoring 511 points, just 23 points away from victory.