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Jess rocks it at Eurovision!

Can’t wait until tomorrow to see Jessica Mauboy’s Eurovision performance? Neither could we, and luckily we found a video uploaded by Eurovision this morning – check it out!

The Eurovision Song Contest has been running since 1956 and brings European countries together to perform one song each.

The countries then get to vote for each other’s songs to determine a winner. This year is the first year that Australia has been invited to perform.

Jess’ song was co-written with the Potbellees’ Ilan Kidron for the event and is called ‘Sea of Flags’. On her website she wrote how much the song meant to her.

“The song speaks of ancient dreaming but I also wanted to convey a message that whatever country you represent, you have to bring that culture to the next generation,” she says.

“Every time I listen to it, I get another layer of goosebumps, so introducing it to the world is going to be so powerful.”

An understandably nervous Jess had the opportunity to meet the Australian-born Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and her children Prince Christian and Princess Isabella prior to her performance.

Jess told media that the visit made her feel more comfortable, knowing that a fellow Australian would be watching and understand the significance of the song.

“It takes the pressure off a little bit,” she was reported as saying.

The contest is an opportunity for performers to further their careers by using the publicity surrounding the event. It has seen the launch of the careers of ABBA and Celine Dion, to name a few.

Don’t forget to tune into Eurovision tomorrow on SBS from 7.30am to watch Jess’ performance.

What do you think of the song? Tell us below.

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