Australian singer Montaigne will participate in the 2021 edition ofEurovision Song Contest “From the remote”, with his live-on-tape, a performance recorded at first for use in cases where live performance will not be possible. As we recall, theEurovision 2021 will be held at Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, May 18-22, 2021.
According to a news published on the Eurofestival News website, Montaigne will not be able to be present in Rotterdam due to restrictions concerning travel abroad, obviously due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, decided by the Australian government.
Montaigne should have performed with the song Technicolour, published on March 5th. While remaining in competition with her live-on-tape, the 26-year-old Australian singer will not be able to perform at theEurovision for the second consecutive year.
Montaigne, in fact, after winning the 2020 edition of Eurovision – Australia Decides, had obtained access toEurovision Song Contest last year, which he was supposed to participate in with the song Don’t break me. As we recall, theESC 2020 has been deleted.
The singer, therefore, was again selected for the 2021 edition ofESC but also this year, as previously written, he will not be physically present at the event.
His Twitter, Montaigne expressed his displeasure with a series of tweets:
I am sad to not have the opportunity to perform on stage but I am grateful to have been able to represent Australia for two consecutive years, despite a pandemic, which is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. I am sorry to inform you that, this year, I will not be traveling to Rotterdam. I will participate remotely. Thank you all for the love. I am disappointed but I am also happy to be able to participate again.
We remind you that, in the 2021 edition of the ESC, theItaly will be represented by Maneskin who will perform with the winning song of the last Sanremo Festival, Shut up and good.