Former St Columba's College student, singer songwriter Justine Eltakchi, is "back to my normal routine" after narrowly missing out on her song being selected for Eurovision 2020.
She was beaten 107 to 100 - a narrow seven votes from the combined jury and public vote. She won the public vote.
The song was performed by former Australian Idol winner Casey Donovan and ended up the runner-up out of 10 songs performed on Saturday night on the Gold Coast Australia Votes live TV vote.
"We got the people's vote," she said. "It's amazing that the public wanted it and voted for it, that to me was what I wanted. I wanted it to resonate with people, it doesn't feel disappointing."
Ms Eltakchi said she is still performing full time, working on new material and pitching to some higher profile people since the Eurovision exposure.
"It was really special, a lot of artists were so nervous, it wasn't a competitive vibe. Everyone was celebrating ... the show gave me some ideas, some inspiration, so hopefully I can try again next year for sure."
Casey Donovan said Justine's song Proud was "such a beautiful track" and "meeting her completed the picture".
Ms Eltakchi, 30, lives in Sydney's inner west and has been working towards a music career since studying three unit music. The winning song was Montaigne's Don't Break Me. It is the Australian selection for the Eurovision song contest in Rotterdam in May.
Ms Eltakchi is playing a free gig this Sunday at Squires Landing in Circular Quay at 1pm.