Jessica Mauboy to perform at Eurovision
SBS has announced that ARIA Award winning singer Jessica Mauboy will be performing at the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Copenhagen from May 9.
Mauboy’s performance follows a long campaign by SBS to increase the Australian presence at the event.
Mauboy will perform an original song that she co-wrote for Eurovision. Aussie viewers will be able to catch Jessica’s performance whwn it is broadcast on Saturday May 10.
According to SBS Mauboy’s performance will be a celebration of Australian music and culture and marks the first time in Eurovision history a solo artist from a non-European Union country has been invited to perform at the contest.
SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid said:“SBS has been broadcasting Eurovision for over 30 years and we know how much Australians’ love of the song contest has grown over those years, and that’s why on their behalf we wanted to increase Australia’s presence at it. Ebeid said SBS is proud Mauboy will have the opportunity to showcase her music to a world audience.
“As a young Indigenous artist who has achieved global success, Jessica’s performance will be a fantastic coup for Eurovision’s worldwide audience and showcase the strong links between the Song Contest and SBS’s purpose of reflecting diversity. We are honoured that the European Broadcasting Union has supported us to achieve this ambition.”
SBS will also be documenting Mauboy’s ‘Road to Eurovision’ – the documentary will screen prior to the semi final coverage on May 10.
Jessica Mauboy said she was super excited and honoured to have been invited to perform.
“Like so many Aussies, I have loved watching the show from my lounge room and now to be a part of one of the world’s biggest music shows is just incredible. I can’t wait to bring a little bit of Australia to the contest.”