Less than one week left to submit the next Australian Eurovision song
*Song portal open for submissions*
Songwriters have less than one week left to submit an original composition as part of the Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022 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, will close on Sunday 26 September at 23:59pm AEST.
There are no restrictions on the number of songs composers and songwriters, both published and unpublished, can submit.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.
Creative Director of Eurovision – Australia Decides, Paul Clarke said: “We are delighted that we’ve already received a few hundred songs, and we’re expecting just as many for the final week. We’ve started to work with some of the songwriters to place songs with some very exciting artists. Please keep the songs coming in!”
In association with the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland, Major Events 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 radio host and music buff Myf Warhurst, and comedian Joel Creasey, Eurovision – Australia Decides will showcase the best of Australian music. Audiences are encouraged to vote for their favourite acts and the winner will be revealed during the Live TV Final broadcast live and exclusively on SBS on Saturday 26 February.
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
Information about tickets to the Opening Night Show, Matinee Show and Live TV Final will be available soon.
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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.
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.
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.
Our 2020 Eurovision – Australia Decides Guest Artists
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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