Australia: Tones and I expresses interest in Eurovision 2022
The internationally acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter, Tones and I, has publicly expressed interest in taking part in Eurovision 2022.
One of Australia's and international music scene's stars, Tones and I , during an interview on the radio show Fitzy and Whippa’s show on NOVA FM located in Sydney, revealed that she was asked to write a song for Montaigne in Eurovision 2020. However, due to the covid-19 outbreak eventually this wasn't feasible to happen.
Going on in her interview she revealed that she had talked to SBS and expressed her interest in getting involved somehow in the Eurovision Song Contest. Preciselhy she mentioned:
“I want to help write the song and the artwork. I love writing songs, doing the film clips… so next year I don’t mind if I sing, but I want to be a part of the artistic side”.
Following the ESC 2020 cancellation due to the covid-19 pandemic, in September 2020 Blink TV, the SBS partner and co production company for Eurovision, had revealed that Australia's national selection format "Eurovision: Australia Decides" will be returning in 2022 at Gold Coast.
About Tons and I
Toni Watson, known professionally as Tones and I, is an Australian singer, songwriter and record producer. Her breakout single, "Dance Monkey", was released in May 2019 and reached number one in over 30 countries.
In 2019, she broke the Australian record for the most weeks at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart by any artist with 16 weeks. By mid-January 2020, "Dance Monkey" had spent its 24th and final week at number one, beating Bing Crosby's all-time Australian record for his version of "White Christmas", which spent 22 weeks (five months, namely June to October) at the top spot in 1943."Dance Monkey" was accredited 15× platinum by ARIA for shipments of over 1,050,000 units, by mid 2021.
Her debut album, Welcome to the Madhouse, was released via Bad Batch on 16 July 2021 including the songs “Won’t Sleep” and “Cloudy Day”.
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