Australia is getting ready for their first ever Eurovision national selection! Three weeks after the submissions ended, SBS has reported that over 700 songs have been submitted for Eurovision: Australia Decides.
Over 700 submissions
Over the submission period of three weeks, Australian composers and songwriters have submitted over 700 songs for the first Australian national selection. SBS has also expressed their satisfaction with the songs they received, noting that it showcases “the diversity, high-quality and songwriting talent across Australia”.
The judging panel has already reviewed all the songs and are now in the process of pairing the songs up with the artists. While SBS is not ready to announce the performers yet, it has been confirmed that the announcements will start shortly.
Get your tickets now!
If you want to watch the big event live, you can already get your tickets for the shows. The national selection will consist of three shows which will be open to the public. Additionally, Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst will be serving as the hosts for the shows. Specifically, the three shows will be:
- The Jury Preview Show on 8 February.
- The Matinee Preview Show and the Live TV Final on 9 February.
Australia in Eurovision
Australia has a long history with the contest, but has only been participating for a few years. They made their debut appearance in 2015 with Guy Sebastian and ‘Tonight Again’, which placed 5th in the final. Their best result came the following year with Dami Im and ‘Sound of Silence’, which managed to finish as the runner-up behind Ukraine’s Jamala.
Last year, Jessica Mauboy represented the country with the song ‘We Got Love’, which placed 20th in the final, making it their least successful entry up to date.
Are you excited for Eurovision: Australia Decides? Who do you want to see competing in Australia’s first ever national selection?