Australia has decided: Montaigne will represent them at Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
She’s only 24 years old – from Sydney – and she has already become a leading name in Australian indie music panorama. In recent years, she has been honoured for her work with numerous achievements in Triple J’s Hottest 100, an ARIA award as best hit artist and also a nomination as best female artist on her debut album Glorious Heights. “COMPLEX”, her second album, was released in August and quickly received great critical acclaim.
After conquering the Australian public with 54 points and a jury of industry experts with 53 points (for a total of 107 points overall), Montaigne was crowned the winner of the second Eurovision – Australia Decides. She will perform with Don’t Break Me in the first half of the first semifinal on 12th May 2020.
“Don’t Break Me could be translated also with “enough is enough!”. A lucid description of the breaking phase of a relationship, in which a person feels like she is investing much more time, energy and resources in this relation than the other person is doing, and those feelings of frustration and resentment inevitably come in. I wrote it by reading Codopendent No More by Melody Beattie, which meticulously describes the qualities of the character and the dynamics of a relationship. “