Australia Decides 2020: First four candidates presented

In the upcoming weeks, broadcaster SBS Australia will announce the names of the artists that take part at Australia Decides 2020. In this article, we give you updates on the names for the second national final in Australia, that will decide who will go to the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.

Australian broadcaster SBS have revealed the first four acts for the selection. The next six artists will be revealed over the coming months. The show will take place on the 8th of February at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Joining Casey Donovan and Vanessa Amorosi in the selection will be Mitch Tambo and iOTA. The acts will perform original songs at the national final, and they will be joined by another six acts yet to be revealed.

Mitch Tambo is a Melbourne-based singer who came to national attention earlier this year after performances on Australia’s Got Talent. He combines traditional Indigenous sounds with contemporary beats and production, and is an up and coming voice in the Australian music scene.

iOTA is a critically acclaimed singer and songwriter, stage and screen actor, write, composer and voice-over artist. His career highlights include performances in Smoke & Mirrors, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and the Rocky Horror Show. He has also appeared in films such as Mad Max: Fury Road and The Great Gatsby.

The first two confirmed names for the final in Gold Coast are Vanessa Amorosi and Casey Donovan. Vanessa Joy Amorosi was born on the 8th August 1981 and is an Australian singer-songwriter and recording artist. Her combined album and single sales have reached over two million worldwide. She is known for her vocal range and her ability to vocally cover various genres of music including pop, rock, blues, jazz and gospel.

Casey Donovan (born 13 May 1988) is an Australian singer, songwriter, actress, theatre actress and author, best known for winning the second season of the singing competition show Australian Idol in 2004. She won the competition at age 16, becoming the series’ youngest winner.

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