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Australian Eurovision stars perform in Red Cross Flood Appeal Telethon

Many Australian Eurovision participants and musical greats will perform and raise funds for the recent floods that have affected parts of the country in recent weeks.

On Saturday evening, Australian Eurovision stars, along with many Australian music greats will come together to perform at Australia Unites: Red Cross Flood Appeal. The event will be run as a telethon. All funds raised will help communities in Queensland and New South Wales affected by record-breaking floods in the past few weeks.

A night to remember

The list of participants at this event will be familiar to Australians, and fans of the Australian musical industry, but also Eurovision fans! Numerous artists in the cast list have represented Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest previously. Others have taken a shot at representing Australia in Eurovision: Australia Decides. Sheldon Riley won the most recent edition of the Australian national selection. He will represent Australia in Turin with the song “Not the Same”.

Eurovision representatives

Numerous Australian Eurovision representatives will take the stage at Australia Unites: Red Cross Flood Appeal. Some of these names include Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy and Kate Miller-Heidke. They all represented Australia at Eurovision in 2015, 2018 and 2019 respectively.

Dami Im, Australia’s 2016 representative and highest placing contestant to date, will also make an appearance. She will not be performing, as she is expecting her first child in May 2022, but will instead be taking donations from callers.

Australia decides participants

Some of the cast list might look familiar to Eurovision fans. Casey Donovan and Vanessa Amorosi, who competed at Eurovision: Australia Decides in 2020, and Sheppard, who competed in 2019.

Australian musical greats

Many other greats in the Australian music industry will also perform. These include Tones and I, Jimmy Barnes, Delta Goodrem and Missy Higgins.

You can view the full cast list here.

Australia Unites: Red Cross Flood Appeal will take place at 7.30pm AEDT, Saturday, 12 March on Channel 7, Channel 9 and Channel 10.

Will you be watching Australia Unites: Red Cross Appeal? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates. Also, make sure you follow us on Spotify for the latest music from your favourite Eurovision acts and YouTube to see our reactions to the news in the run-up to the 2022 contest in Turin!

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Isabella Tang

I'm a dedicated Eurovision fan and new ESCXTRA contributor from the other side of the globe in Australia. Even though I'm fairly new to Eurovision, seeing as I was first introduced to it in 2016, this hasn't stopped me from looking back on all the previous years and loving the contest more and more.

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