The Australian broadcaster SBS has announced the winner of their TikTok wildcard competition. Erica Padilla will join the ten artists on Australia’s national selection Eurovision – Australia Decides.
Melbourne-based Erica Padilla has over 1.2 million followers on TikTok. In 2021, she released the single “By the Way (Make It to Me Rewritten)” that has clocked over 934 thousand streams on Spotify.
I feel like somebody needs to pinch me because I always hoped but never thought this could actually be possible! Eurovision has made some of the GREATS and to be chosen as the TikTok Wildcard gives me so much hope. From performing to my phone in my bedroom to performing at Eurovision – Australia Decides and potentially the biggest stage in the world this year in Italy – now that would be a dream come true.Erica Padilla
Erica Padilla will join the ten acts on the Eurovision – Australia Decides final on 26th of February. Today, two more of the competing songs were released as Isaiah Firebrace & Evie Irie released their entry “When I’m With You” as Paulini released “We Are One“.
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. Australia’s most recent representative Montaigne will also perform during the show. The eleven artists will compete for the chance to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy.
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