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Jessica Mauboy is to represent Australia at Eurovision

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Jessica Mauboy has been officially named as Australia’s representative in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal in May. 

 

Jessica first made waves at the event in 2014, when she performed as a special interval act in Denmark before Australia was admitted to competition, but this time she will be competing for Australia and has a chance to take the trophy home.  

 

“Eurovision is a wonderfully joyous and unique event,” says Jess.  “It brings together over 40 diverse countries and cultures under one roof to unite us all in music. It shows how much the power of song can transcend differences. 

 

“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 stress of the dress!”

 

Jessica shot to fame on Australian Idol back in 2006, since selling 3.4 million units around the world, with five top ten albums. 

 

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