Australia’s Eurovision 2021 representative Montaigne has been included in the nominees for the 66th Grammy Awards, being recognised for their work as a video game soundtrack composer.
Montaigne was nominated alongside Tripod and Austin Wintory in the ‘Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media’ category for their work on the soundtrack for Summerfall Studios’ Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical.
The 28-year-old, who came out as non-binary in May, and uses they/them pronouns, is competing against AAA titles such as Hogwarts Legacy, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and God Of War Ragnarok.
Montaigne’s Eurovision Journey
Montaigne’s Eurovision participation was marred by the COVID pandemic. Having been first scheduled to represent the Aussies with ‘Don’t Break Me’ in the cancelled 2020 contest, Australian travel restrictions during the pandemic meant that they were unable to travel to Turin in 2021, when they competed remotely with the song ‘Technicolour’, which became the first Australian entry to fail to reach the Grand Final.
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News Source – Recording Academy / Grammys
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