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


Looking for things to see and do while on the Gold Coast? You’ve come to the right place!

Looking for things to see and do while on the Gold Coast? You’ve come to the right place!

Check out these tips for your Gold Coast break, whether it’s Eurovision, a getaway with friends or a holiday for the whole family.

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Plan your Stay - Come and Play

Plan your Stay - Come and Play

From natural indulgence to adrenaline-packed fun, the contrasts of the Gold Coast unite to deliver every holiday experience you could desire in one friendly place. Get into the Gold Coast’s easy living lifestyle with 56 kilometres of coastline at your doorstep, the largest concentration of theme parks in the Southern Hemisphere and on top of that, it’s Australia’s most biologically diverse city.

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