2018 Eurovision contestant and Australia’s most recognisable, multi-platinum, all round entertainer, Jessica Mauboy has had the internet buzzing this week as teasers of her brand new Eurovision song spread like wildfire.
Released globally today, Jessica will sing the emotive, uplifting and powerful anthem #We Got Love at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal and broadcast exclusively on SBS from 9 to 13 May.
Listen to #We Got Love and watch Jessica’s official Eurovision video clip
Jessica Mauboy said: “I love the Eurovision Song Contest. I have since I was a little girl watching it with the family in Darwin. I wanted to write a song that captured that instinctive sense of joy of how a great song can change the darkest of moods into happiness. #We Got Love is also about how music can lift the human spirit. You can always rise above in the hardest times with something as simple as a great song.
“Eurovision, to me, is people brought together through a real love of music and all the joy that music can bring. I can’t wait to perform this song live in Portugal and see it connect with a global audience at such a special time.”
Sure to make waves on the Eurovision stage, #We Got Love will allow Jessica to showcase her powerhouse vocals and electric energy on stage at the arena in Lisbon.
Michael Ebeid AM, SBS Managing Director said: “SBS has been bringing Eurovision to Australians for 35 years, but Jessica introduced homegrown talent to the world stage in 2014 when she became the first non-European solo artist to perform. She wowed the global audience and showcased what Australia is made of – and SBS is thrilled to invite her back to compete for Eurovision glory this year.
“At the heart of Eurovision is a celebration of diversity through music – a universal language that transcends culture – and #We Got Love really resonates as a song about overcoming barriers and bringing people together.”
Denis Handlin, AO Chairman & CEO, Australia & NZ, President Asia, Sony Music Entertainment said: “Jessica is an outstanding Australian artist who will no doubt capture the world’s attention and the hearts of Europe, with the brilliant song she has written with DNA Songs, #We Got Love.
“Being selected back in 2014 to be the first to showcase Australian talent at Eurovision highlighted her amazing abilities as a world class performer. For all of us at Sony Music, we are delighted to be partnering with Michael Ebeid and SBS along with Paul Clarke from Blink TV again this year to provide Jessica with this wonderful opportunity to once again showcase her incredible talent at Eurovision.”
Paul Clarke, Australian Head of Delegation and Director of Blink TV, SBS’s Eurovision production partner, said: “From the first time we took Jessica to Eurovision, we really hoped we could return with her to compete. #We Got Love is the culmination of that four year plan, and the song so fits her beautiful soul voice. It’s a song of belief and overcoming the status quo, and I love the passion of it. I’m sure it will lift your heart. We hope you all love it and hope Europe gets behind Jessica and #We Got Love.”
#We Got Love is written by Australian hit makers DNA SONGS duo David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii in collaboration with Jessica. DNA also worked on Dami Im’s 2016 Eurovision hit ‘Sound Of Silence’, which saw the singer land second place and Isaiah’s ‘Don’t Come Easy’ placing him in the top 10 at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017.
David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii of DNA Songs said: “#We Got Love is a song about unity and a reminder that love, acceptance and the power of inclusivity can overcome all obstacles or hardships that arise. Especially in times like these where the world can be a very confusing and lonely place, it’s important to remember when we feel disarmed of empowerment that we still hold the greatest chance for change with love.
“Jessica Mauboy has been a friend and colleague for many years and we’re so excited to work together again on the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. We have all the faith in the world in Jessica and we can’t wait to see her do Australia proud.”
#We Got Love is released globally and is now available to stream and download, it will also be available as a physical CD single on May 11th through Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
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