It’s official. Jessica Mauboy will represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. next May in Portugal.
This popular Australian singer is well known amongst the Eurovision fans. Participating as a special guest in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. in Copenhagen, Denmark, she proved to the EBU that Australia is capable to compete in the following year and marked country’s debut in popular European competition. Jessica has performed her song “Sea of Flags” in front of the European, Australian and Aboriginal flags during a break. But next year she is going to compete for Australia and a shot at Eurovision glory.
“I HAVE SOME EXCITING NEWS!!! In 2018, I will be representing Australia at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest!!! I will sing my heart out for Australia, I’m so proud to be officially representing my country and a little bit nervous – mainly about the dress!” stated Mauboy on her Twitter.
Eurovision shows how much the power of song can transcend differences. Jessica Mauboy was born on 4 August 1989 and performs R&B and pop music. She has Indigenous origin by her mother side, and her father is Indonesian from West Timor.
Mauboy has gained popularity in 2006 on the fourth season of Australian Idol, finishing as a runner-up, and subsequently made a contract with Sony Music Australia. Currently she is one of the most popular and most successful Australian artists, and has achieved five top-ten studio albums in Australia.
Jessica has collaborated with many international artists, such as Flo Rida, PitBull, Ludacris, Snoop Dog, Jay Sean and others. She performed with Ricky Martin at The NRL, National Rugby League Grand Final in Sydney Australia 2013.
Her most popular songs are: “Then I met you“, “Never be the same“, “What happend to us“, “Fallin‘” and others.
Australia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest three times since their official debut at the 2015 contest in Vienna. The country’s best result in the contest is a second-place for Dami Im in 2016. In its two other appearances in the contest, Australia was represented by Guy Sebastian, who finished fifth in 2015, and Isaiah Firebrace who finished ninth in 2017.
SBS – a national public television network in Australia has been broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest in Australia for 35 years.