Eurovision – Australia Decides – Gold Coast is back in February 2022

 

Who will represent Australia at Eurovision in 2022?

 
SBS and production partner Blink TV have announced Eurovision – Australia Decides will return to the Gold Coast in February 2022, giving Australians another chance to choose who will represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Italy.
In association with the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland, the City of Gold Coast, and Screen Queensland, Eurovision – Australia Decides will be presented at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 February.
Hosted by comedian Joel Creasey and music buff Myf Warhurst, Eurovision – Australia Decides will showcase the best of Australian music and talent. Australians are encouraged to vote for their favourite artist and song to represent the nation on the world’s biggest stage. The winner will be revealed during the Live TV Final which will be broadcast exclusively on SBS on Saturday 26 February.
SBS Director of Television and Online Content, Marshall Heald said:
“Australia is home to so many talented artists and songwriters, and SBS is proud to provide this international platform for our nation’s incredibly diverse music community. Eurovision – Australia Decides is a unique opportunity for established and undiscovered songwriters to show us what they’ve got and for a suite of Australian artists to bring these songs to life on stage in February. It’s over to you Australia – let’s give Europe our best!”
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said:
“Hosting Eurovision – Australia Decides on the Gold Coast is a wonderful opportunity to show Australia and the world our world-class event hosting capabilities in one of our most spectacular tourism destinations. We’ve previously seen avid Eurovision fans flock to the Gold Coast for this event and we look forward to welcoming them again in February 2022.”
 
Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate said:
“If there is one event that shouts ‘Gold Coast’ it is Eurovision – Australia Decides. Like Eurovision, we are bold, unapologetic and famous for fun. I am delighted that Eurovision – Australia Decides is back and look forward to the best musical talent taking to the stage at our exhibition centre. My message is: go big!”
 
Creative Director of Eurovision – Australia Decides, Paul Clarke said:
“We’ve had a year on the bench due to COVID, now we’re going to produce an event that blows people’s minds and touches their hearts. We want to get the passion going for Eurovision and our incredible musicians. So huge props to SBS, the Queensland Government and The City of Gold Coast for backing #AusDecides again. We’ve got some very exciting artists to announce shortly, but first we need songs! It’s an opportunity for all our songwriters to showcase their best and boldest – please send your songs to the SBS song portal. Before you know it, you could be in the next announcement, when we reveal some very exciting artists and songwriters!”
Screen Queensland CEO, Kylie Munnich said:
“Eurovision is one of the biggest television events in the world and to be part of this live, nation-wide production under the prestigious Eurovision banner is an immense career-building opportunity for Queensland screen practitioners. Eurovision a celebration of international unity, raising the volume of diverse voices – a true exhibition of the power of screen to create a positive global impact and a much-needed sense of global community.”
 
From pop to hip hop, opera to electro and everything in between, SBS is calling on a range of songs and songwriters to submit an original composition as part of the national selection process via sbs.com.au/eurovision. The song portal, supported by APRA AMCOS, which represents over 100,000 Australasian songwriters, composers and music publishers, is now open for submissions until 26 September 2021. There are no restrictions on the number of songs composers and songwriters, both published and unpublished can submit.
Songs will be shortlisted and announced later this year, along with the ten Australian artists set to compete for their shot to represent Australia on the world’s biggest stage. Then it’s up to the Australian public and a Jury to decide who will take the stage at the 66th Eurovision Song Contest to compete for Eurovision glory.
To submit a song or for more information on Eurovision – Australia Decides: sbs.com.au/Eurovision
Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022 airs live and exclusively on SBS on Saturday 26 February.
Broadcast times across Australia:
NSW/VIC/TAS/ACT                        8:30pm – 11:00pm          AEDT
QLD                                                     7:30pm – 10:00pm          AEST
SA                                                        8:00pm – 10:30pm          ACDT
WA                                                      5:30pm – 8:00pm            AWST
NT                                                        7:00pm – 9:30pm            ACST
#Eurovision #AusDecides
Information about tickets to the Opening Night Show, Matinee Show and Live TV Final will be available soon.

Eurovision – Australia Decides on the Gold Coast in 2022

As the sun set on the amazing return of the Eurovision Song Contest in May 2021, the 65th show… held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, featuring our wonderful artist, Montaigne with her song ‘Technicolour’, it’s time to let the sun come up on Italy – the Contest’s next host country after Måneskin’s win with ‘Zitti E Buoni’.
 
Unfortunately Montaigne and the Australian team were unable to travel to Rotterdam due to the COVID-19 restrictions in Australia, however the team is hoping be to back in person next year.  And to select the artist to represent us, Blink and SBS are intending to bring back the Australian selection show, ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides – Gold Coast 2022’ in February 2022.
 
The show provides a wonderful platform for Australian songwriters and artists.  We are truly proud of the artists who participated in the 2019 and 2020 shows, and it’s great to have been able to showcase such diverse Australian musical talent including Montaigne, Kate Miller-Heike, Vanessa Amorosi, Courtney Act, Electric Fields, Sheppard, Didirri, Casey Donovan, Jaguar Jonze and many more.
 
More details to follow.

Montaigne to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021

After the unprecedented cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest this year, SBS is proud to announce that art-pop singer-songwriter Montaigne will still get her shot at Eurovision glory, when the Eurovision Song Contest returns in May 2021.

Montaigne was chosen to represent the country after winning Eurovision – Australia Decides with her performance of Don’t Break Me in February 2020. She’s thrilled that Australia’s decision will be honoured in 2021.

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“This is wild! I started out just grateful to be a part of Eurovision but this is fricken insane! Thank you to everyone who gave me their vote, I’m so excited to go to Rotterdam and give it a red hot go!”

Australia’s 2020 Eurovision Song Contest representative

Montaigne has been crowned the winner of Eurovision – Australia Decides during the Live TV Final on SBS on Saturday 8 February.

 

The 24 year old Sydney-based artist took to the stage to perform her song Don’t Break Me, alongside some of Australia’s biggest names in music. The scores of the viewing public and jury were combined for the official results.

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Our 2020 Eurovision – Australia Decides Artists

The 2020 contenders from across the musical spectrum vying for the top spot are: Aussie icon Vanessa Amorosi, powerhouse entertainer Casey Donovan, rising First Nations artist Mitch Tambo, glam rock star iOTA, art pop auteur Montaigne, alternative artist Didirri, The Voice winner Diana Rouvas, Australia’s Got Talent winner Jack Vidgen, 19-year-old emerging singer- songwriter Jordan-Ravi and Taiwanese-Australian multi-media artist Jaguar Jonze.

See the ten 2020 Artists, Songs and Special Guests

Our 2020 Eurovision – Australia Decides Guest Artists

Måns Zelmerlöw Eurovision Royalty will be perform at Eurovision Australia Decides

Hosted by SBS Eurovisionaries comedian Joel Creasey and music buff Myf Warhurst, Eurovision – Australia Decides will also showcase local and international Eurovision royalty with four special guest acts confirmed to perform: winner of the inaugural Eurovision – Australia Decides Kate Miller-Heidke will return to the stage where it all began, Swedish pop phenomenon and winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Måns Zelmerlöw, powerhouse vocalist and Eurovision 2016 runner up Dami Im and Australia’s 2019 Junior Eurovision representative Jordan Anthony.

Message from the Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for Cross River Rail

The Hon Kate Jones MP

 

Welcome Eurovision – Australia Decides back to the Gold Coast for a second year.
World-class artists will battle it out on the Gold Coast for a spot to represent Australia at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands.
The Queensland Government is proud to support this event through Tourism and Events Queensland. Events like this are a great opportunity to showcase the best of the Gold Coast to a national audience, inspiring travellers to visit this beautiful region and supporting local jobs. This event is a highlight on the It’s Live! In Queensland events calendar, worth $880 million to the state’s economy in 2020.
For those attending this year’s event, I encourage you to make the most of the Gold Coast’s unique tourism experiences from our world-famous beaches, amazing food and wine, to the lush hinterland.

 

The Hon Kate Jones MP
Minister for Innovation and
Tourism Industry Development and
Minister for Cross River Rail

 

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