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Daði & Gagnamagnið from Iceland wins Australia's "Big Night In"

Australia's alternative Eurovision 2020 – "Big Night In! – culminated with the victory of Daði & Gagnamagnið from Iceland and the song "Think About Things"

Being such massive fans of the Eurovision Song Contest, the Aussies would not let the contest be cancelled without first making its choice and they did!

The Eurovision 2020: Big Night In! was SBS's way of honouring all the competing entries for this year's contest and once all was said and done, Daði & Gagnamagnið from Iceland was crowned as the winner with the song "Think About Things".

Daði og Gagnamagnið - "Think About Things"

Big Night In – The Results

  1. Iceland: Daði & Gagnamagnið – Think About Things
  2. Russia: Little Big – Uno
  3. Lithuania: The Roop – On Fire
  4. Switzerland: Gjon's Tears – Répondez-moi
  5. Malta: Destiny – All Of My Love
  6. Sweden: The Mamas – Move
  7. Bulgaria: Victoria – Tears Getting Sober
  8. Greece: Stefania – Supergirl
  9. Germany: Ben Dolic – Violent Thing
  10. Italy: Diodato – Fai Rumore
  11. Norway: Ulrikke – Attention
  12. Azerbaijan: Efendi – Cleopatra
  13. Ukraine: Go_A – Solovey
  14. Denmark: Ben & Tan – Yes
  15. Ireland: Lesley Roy – Story Of My Life
  16. Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy – Grow
  17. Israel: Eden Alene – Feker Libi
  18. Armenia: Athena Manoukian – Chains On You
  19. Romania: Roxen – Alcohol You
  20. United Kingdom: James Newman – My Last Breath
  21. Belgium: Hooverphonic – Release Me
  22. Serbia: Hurricane – Hasta La Vista
  23. France: Tom Leeb – Mon Aillée
  24. Latvia: Samanta Tina – Still Breathing
  25. Cyprus: Sandro Nicolas – Running
  26. Georgia: Tornike Kipiani – Take Me As I am
  27. San Marino: Senhit – Freaky!
  28. North Macedonia: Vasil – You
  29. Spain: Blas Cantó – Universo
  30. Austria: Vincent Bueno – Alive
  31. Finland: Aksel Kankaanranta – Looking Back
  32. Albania: Arilena Ara – Fall From The Sky
  33. Croatia: Damir Kedžo – Divlji vjetre
  34. Poland: Alicja – Empires
  35. Belarus: VAL – Da Vidna
  36. Czech Republic: Benny Cristo – Kemama
  37. Estonia: Uku Suviste – What Love Is
  38. Portugal: Elisa – Medo De Sentir
  39. Slovenia: Ana Soklič – Voda
  40. Moldova: Natalia Gordienko – Prison

Big Night In – The Show

The familiar faces from Australia Decides 2020, Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasy, were the hosts of the night giving place to many comedy sketches. For the bottom 20 ranked entries, a preview on 1 minute from the official videos were aired but the full clip was shown for the top 20. While announcing each ranked country, facts and random moments from Eurovision in relation to that country were aired.

During the broadcast various artists from this year including Damir Kedžo (Croatia 2020), Blas Cantó (Spain 2020), Vasil (North Macedonia 2020), Elisa (Portugal 2020), Samanta Tīna (Latvia 2020), Jeangu Macrooy (Netherlands 2020), Lesley Roy (Ireland 2020), Ben & Tan (Denmark 2020) sent videos to Eurovision 2020: Big Night In! with popular phrases and expressions from their country in their native language.

A special rendition of the Australian 2018 entry "We Got Love" by Jessica Mauboy was given by a number of former Aussie participants including Electric Fields and Courtney Act who tried to represent the nation in 2019. Throughout the show, tweets from fans were published together with Eurovision 2020: Big Night In! pre-show photos.

Viewers also watched the "Arcade" 2019 winner Duncan Laurence speaking about how Netherlands is coping with the current situation. Viewers also watched moments from Australia Decides 2020 leading to Montaigne (Australia 2020), giving audiences the first look at the performance she would have unveiled in Rotterdam.

An exclusive preview of Will Ferrell's Eurovision Netflix movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga which is due to be released on 26 June 2020 was broadcast.

Australia in Eurovision Song Contest

Australia 2015: Guy Sebastian - "Tonight Again"

Australia has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 5 times.

At Eurovision 2015 Australia was represented by Guy Sebastian and finished 5th in the Grand Final with the song Tonight Again. Australia was granted a wildcard, with the right to vote in both semi-finals, and with a secured place in the Grand Final.

Australia 2015: Guy Sebastian - "Tonight Again"

At Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Dami Im represented Australia and finished 2nd with the song "Sound of Silence". Best result so far.

Australia qualified for the Grand Final 4 out of 4 times.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

Pedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 26 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest twice - 2018 and 2019 - but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.



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