Spotlight on: Australia

May 18, 2021

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Artist Profile

Artist: Montaigne (Jessica Cerro)

Date of Birth: 14 August 1995

Hometown: Sydney, Australia

Selection Method: Internal Selection

Song: Technicolour

Composer: Jessica Cerro, Dave Hammer

Producer: Dave Hammer

Eurovision Result: DNQ (14th Semi Final 1)

Montaigne is an Australian art pop singer-songwriter-musician. Her debut album, Glorious Heights,  peaked at No. 4 on the ARIA Albums Chart. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2016 she won Breakthrough Artist  for the album and was nominated for three other categories. In April 2016 she was a featured vocalist on Hilltop Hoods’ track, “1955”, which reached No. 2 on the ARIA Singles Chart. She was supposed to represent Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with her song “Don’t Break Me”, until the contest was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On 2 April 2020, it was announced that she would represent Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

Song Lyrics

I wanna be close to my mother
I wanna belong to the world
A mirror that shows technicolour
I’d be a magnificent girl

But everything is frustrating
Everything moves along faster than I can relate to
But I got power, yeah
Midnight is the hour, yeah
Time to take off your cloaks

Techni-technicolour, techni-technicolour
If we stand together we can do whatever
Techni-technicolour, techni-technicolour
If we care for one another, we can

I wanna know that there’s a futurе
That I can move myself towards
And yet, I promisе you, yes, all you nasty dudes
I don’t need certainty to get my pot of gold, no

Everything is frustrating
Everything moves along faster than I can relate to
But we got grace, yeah
We got style and lasers, yeah
Time to take off your cloaks

Techni-technicolour, techni-technicolour
If we stand together we can do whatever
Techni-technicolour, techni-technicolour
If we care for one another, we can

Shine, shine, shine, shine

Techni-technicolour (Technicolour), techni-technicolour (Technicolour)
If we stand together we can do whatever (We can do whatever)
Techni-technicolour, techni-technicolour
If we care for one another, we can shine, Hey

Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Debut: 2015

Appearances: 5

Finals: 5

Best Result: 2nd (2016)

Top 10:

2015 – Guy Sebastian – Tonight Again, 5th place

2016 – Dami Im – Sound of Silence, 2nd Place

2017 – Isaiah Firebrace – Don’t Come Easy, 9th Place

2019 – Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity, 9th Place

Marcel Benzençon Awards:

2016 – Composer Award

2019 – Artistic Award

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