As the first national selection for Australia gets closer each day, Daily Mail has reported a few of the potential contenders that will be participating in next year’s Eurovision: Australia Decides selection. Soon after the initial report, Australia’s broadcaster SBS have confirmed all four entrants for Eurovision: Australia Decides.
Who are the contenders for Australia Decides?
Four acts will take the stage on the Gold Coast in February. All four acts have a good reputation within Australia’s music scene.
Sheppard are the most famous of the four names taking part. The indie pop band originates from Brisbane. They scored a good world hit a couple of years ago with “Geronimo”, which has almost 300 million streams on Spotify.
The second name on the list is Kate Miller-Heidke, who has been around since the start of the century. Her hits include ‘The Last Day on Earth’, which has been certified with triple platinum in Australia.
Another artist in the mix is the winner of the third season of Australia’s Got Talent ‘Mark Vincent’, who is an opera singer and has released seven studio albums since his win on Australia’s Got Talent.
Electric duo ‘Electric Fields’ will be the last act taking part in the selection. Being described as “Daft Punk meets Nina Simone” the duo is known for having Electronic music sung in Pitjantjatjara dialect and English.
The original Daily Mail report seems to have been correct. Four acts will take part in the first ever Australian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. The songs Sheppard, Kate Miller-Heidke, Mark Vincent and Electric Fields will perform will be announced at a later date.
Not done yet…
In their Twitter post where SBS confirmed these four acts for Eurovision: Australia Decides, they also announced that more acts will join the list soon. It seems we’ll be getting another group of acts to join the four announced today.
Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.