On Saturday night, she will be one of 10 artists vying to represent Australia in Rotterdam at Eurovision 2020 in May, calling it an “incredible opportunity”.
“I’d be bringing my true authentic self to the stage … my life’s work and dreams into that moment, and would be proud to earn a position on that stage and represent my country,” Rouvas said.
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One thing about Australia the 35-year-old is more than proud of is the way the nation have banded together to cope with the devastating bushfire crisis – so much so that it inspired the song she’ll perform, Can We Make Heaven.
“The last few months have been an incredibly difficult time for so many Australians affected by the bushfires and it has been so inspiring to watch the nation come together to support those in need,” Rouvas said.
“It is amazing to see what we can achieve when we all band together and I know our resilient spirits will see us through to find that light again.”
For Rouvas, there isn’t a time she can remember before music. Her formal training began at just four years of age – though with both of her parents music teachers and singers themselves, Rouvas was technically on stage while in the womb.
As well as representing Australia’s strength of spirit, Rouvas is proud to represent her Greek culture that our nation is “rich and abundant in”.
“It has a greater meaning for me; to represent that Australia is quite diverse and we come from all different places, and that we have a great Greek community as well,” Rouvas told Neos Kosmos.
“To have the opportunity to compete and represent what we mean, but also my heritage, where my dad’s family is from, it would be a nice thing for me.”
While winning The Voice was definitely a high moment for the singer, she’s now fighting to build a path that will be remembered – and is hopeful Eurovision will be a step in that direction.
“I think that’s where the hard work begins, that’s the truth of it,” she told the publication.
“I’ve been around for a while, and I’ve never taken my singing any less serious, and I couldn’t take it any more serious whether I won or not. So it’s a great opportunity.”