Jessica Mauboy has been chosen as Australia’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest in Portugal next May.
She will be Australia’s fourth official entry into the competition after three consecutive years of top 10 finishes.
“Eurovision is a wonderfully joyous and unique event. It brings together over 40 diverse countries and cultures under one roof to unite us all in music,” Mauboy said.
“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.”
It’s another feather in the 28-year-old’s cap who has been accumulating accomplishments since her breakthrough on Australian Idol in 2006. She has sold more than 3.4 million units with five top 10 albums and collected two ARIA Awards.