EUROVISION A DREAM FOR BUSY MAUBOY
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