Ava sits down with Jude York, who will be competing in Australia Decides 2022 with his song “I Won’t Need To Dream.” They talk about things such as Jude’s favourite Eurovision acts, hope for the future and creating your own world through the creation of music.
Australia’s Eurovision 2022 National Final “Eurovision Australia Decides” will take place on the 26th of February. The winner will be selected via a mixture of Jury and Public Voting.
About Jude York
Jude York is a newcomer to the international music scene. Going into Australia Decides he has already amassed over 20 million streams, through solo projects and collaborations in various projects. Speaking about his selection for the competition he mentioned the following:
“When I found out that my song was selected from the portal, I was already incredibly honoured and excited. Now to know that I’m also performing it live on one of Australia’s biggest platforms is more than I could have possibly asked for! The song is all about believing that dreams do come true, and I feel like mine really are right now!”
Australia’s Eurovision Journey
Australia is the newest country to debut at the contest. First joining in 2015 as part of the contest’s 60th anniversary, Australia has amassed a total of four top ten finishes – including a second-place finish in 2016 with Dami Im’s “Sounf of Silence”.
Along with Dami Im, Australia finished fifth on its debut with Guy Sebastian’s “Tonight Again” as well as ninth in both 2017 and 2019 with Isaiah Firebrace and Kate Miller-Heidke, respectively. Miller-Heidke won the first edition of Australia Decides, while Montaigne won the second edition in 2020.
Due to the cancellation of Eurovision 2020, Montaigne was internally selected for Eurovision 2021 with her song “Technicolour”. Unfortunately, Montainge was unable to travel to Rotterdam due to travel restrictions and her live-on-tape performance was used instead. She ultimately placed 14th in the first semi-final with 28 points, but has remained a queer icon in the Eurovision community.
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News Source: That Eurovision Site/SBS
Photo Source: Jude York