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Jessica Mauboy reveals the powerful message behind her Eurovision 2018 song

The Aussie star shares her inspiration behind the tune.

By Tamara Cullen

Stop what you're doing – Jess Mauboy has finally released her latest song ahead of her entry into Eurovision 2018.

Be warned; you'll be listening to it on repeat.

In a recent chat with TV WEEK, the 28-year-old singer revealed exactly what inspired her to write the pop ballad, 'We Got Love'.

"I wanted to bring a message to the song," she says.

"It came from my personal view of what the world looks like today and the messages that are coming through. I drew inspiration from world events such as the women's rally and the various changes that have been set in motion."

Related video: Listen to the full song below.

The Darwin-born star also hopes to inspire others by lending her voice to a cause.

"I wanted to contribute by tapping into what others may feel but haven't had the platform to say," she says.

"'We Got Love' is about trying to unite together and find love despite any hardships that come our way. If you can find it, it could improve your week, month or maybe your entire journey."

Jess, who performed as an international guest at Eurovision in 2014, will now return as a fully-fledged competitor in May. She will represent Australia at the event which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.

"I always knew I had unfinished business with Eurovision and I fell in love with it – all these countries uniting on stage," she says. "It came as a surprise but I knew I was meant to go back.

"I can't wait to perform this song live in Portugal and see it connect with a global audience at such a special time."

Ahead of the competition, the songstress sought advice from former Eurovision contestant and Aussie singer, Guy Sebastian. Although, it was a chance encounter that led to their conversation.

"Guy is phenomenal; I've always been a huge fan of his," she says. "But I was in the middle of writing 'We Got Love' at a writing camp and Guy was there [laughs]!

"He asked me what I was up to next and I told him about Eurovision; he was so shocked!" she recalls. "He was really excited and supportive."

The Eurovision contest will be held on May 9 to 13, 2018, in Lisbon, Portugal. Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey will be hosting the SBS broadcast of the show.

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