EURO­VI­SION A DREAM FOR BUSY MAUBOY

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS - AMY PRICE

JES­SICA Mauboy is keen on a re­turn to Euro­vi­sion.

The 28-year-old singer (pic­tured), who per­formed the in­ter­val act at the singing con­test in 2014 that led to Aus­tralia’s wild­card en­try in 2015, said the idea of re­turn­ing to the com­pe­ti­tion was “a big yes”.

“That one most def­i­nitely was a child­hood dream come true,” Mauboy said dur­ing a trip to Brisbane yes­ter­day. “If there was any op­por­tu­nity to go back, I would def­i­nitely con­sider it.”

Hav­ing wrapped up film­ing for the sec­ond sea­son of Chan­nel 7’s The Se­cret Daugh­ter, Mauboy last week re­turned to the stu­dio, where she is work­ing with Syd­ney song­writ­ing team DNA, the duo be­hind Aus­tralia’s past two Euro­vi­sion songs – Dami Im’s Sound of Si­lence and Isa­iah Fire­brace’s Don’t Come Easy.

How­ever, Mauboy hes­i­tated at the idea of rep­re­sent­ing Aus­tralia in Por­tu­gal next year, cit­ing Euro­vi­sion’s com­pet­i­tive na­ture com­pared to her pre­vi­ous in­vi­ta­tional per­for­mance.

“I would have to write an awe­some song,” she said.

Mauboy at­tended a Sony Foun­da­tion Chil­dren’s Hol­i­day Camp at Marist Ash­grove yes­ter­day, where Year 11 and 12 stu­dents pro­vide care for chil­dren with spe­cial needs.

“I go to a lot of events, but this will be the event of the year for me per­son­ally,” she said.

“I looked af­ter my sib­lings grow­ing up when my par­ents were re­ally busy, but this is a whole dif­fer­ent level. I get goose­bumps every sin­gle time.”

Pic­ture: AAP/ Clau­dia Bax­ter

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