Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw and Eurovision runner-up Dami Im will perform a duet during the preselection show Australia Decides on the 8th of February 2020. The Australian singer has confirmed this on her Twitter account.
“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!”
Joining them in Australia is Eurovision boss Jon Ola Sand who will step down as Executive Supervisor after Rotterdam 2020. Over the past decade, Jon Ola has become synonymous with the Eurovision Song Contest among the hundreds of millions of viewers who’ve watched him throw to the voting segment with the iconic phrase “take it away.”
Jon Ola Sand paid tribute to the role SBS plays in bringing Eurovision to Australians.“I’m very happy to be Down Under and a part of Australia Decides this year. Since first taking part in 2015, SBS has made a huge contribution to the success of the Eurovision Song Contest. Their excellent national selection show, which showcases the country’s best singing talent, underscores SBS and Australia’s place as valued members of the Eurovision family.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome Måns and Jon Ola to Australia for our national selection show,” said Josh Martin, SBS Commissioning Editor for Entertainment and Australian Head of Delegation. “Normally, Australia heads to Europe, but in February Europe is coming to Australia! Måns is one of the all-time Eurovision greats and fans are in for a real treat. And it’s with a mix of sadness and excitement that we welcome Jon Ola to our shores as his stewardship of Eurovision approaches the end. Since 2010 he has overseen a phenomenal period of change and growth in the contest, and all of us here at SBS and around Australia will be forever thankful that we were invited to the party!”