The Australian broadcaster SBS and the production partner Blink TV today announced that Evie Irie will join former Eurovision representative Isaiah Firebrace in Eurovision – Australia Decides. The duo is one of the eleven contestants wanting to represent Australia in Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
Pop-punk newcomer Evie Irie will perform the song “When I’m With You” with Isaiah Firebrace, who previously represented Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with “Don’t Come Easy”. The song will be released on February 4th. The same day the eleventh artist competing in this year’s Eurovision – Australia Decides will be revealed. The wildcard artist is selected through TikTok.
If there’s one thing I like as much as creating music for my own project, it’s writing with other artists for their projects: it’s not work, it’s just fun! So when Isaiah and his team asked me to do Eurovision with this random wonderful song called, “When I’m With You”, that we had such a great time writing together, I was seriously shook. I never EVER thought I’d have the chance to play at Eurovision and I just can’t say no to Isaiah.Evie Irie
Earlier this week, two of the songs of Eurovision – Australia Decides were released. Voyager released their 80’s electro pop meets metal anthem “Dreamer” as Jude York released the inspirational “I Won’t Need to Dream“.
Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022, hosted by Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst, will be broadcast live on SBS on 26 February 2022 at 20:30 AEDT (9:30am GMT/10:30am CET). The Eurovision 2019 televote winners KEiiNO will return to Australia after their successful 2019 tour of the country and be the special international guest act!
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