After previously confirming their participation for Eurovision 2022, SBS has revealed further details on how they will be selecting their next Eurovision representative. After taking a break in 2021, the Australian broadcaster has revealed that their next Eurovision representative will be selected on February 26, with the return of their national selection “Eurovision – Australia Decides” on the Gold Coast.
Ten performances. Ten original songs. One winner.@MyfWarhurst and @JoelCreasey return in 2022 to host #Eurovision – Australia Decides on the Gold Coast.— SBS Eurovision (@SBSEurovision) August 26, 2021
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Australia Decides return for 2022
Since 2019, Australia has selected their Eurovision representative via their National Selection “Eurovision – Australia Decides”. However, in 2021, this did not take place, as Montaigne was internally selected. Now that a new Eurovision season is in play, the competition returns for the third time.
As the announcement was made, SBS has now opened submissions for interested songwriters to submit their songs to SBS.
“We’ve got some very exciting artists to announce shortly, but first we need songs! It’s an opportunity for all our songwriters to showcase their best and boldest – please send your songs to the SBS song portal”Paul Clarke – Creative Director of Eurovision – Asutralia Decides
Interested artists, who are interested in submitting an entry can do so right here, and have until September 26 to submit their entries. On the final night on February 26, 10 Artists will be competing for the right to represent Australia at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest.
Australia’s Eurovision Journey
After being invited to compete in 2015 Guy Sebastian represented Australia with “Tonight Again”, which placed 5th Overall. Their best result came a year later in 2016 when Dami Im came second with her song ‘Sound Of Silence’. ‘Sound of Silence’ scored 511 points in the Grand Final and was the jury winner of the contest.
Australia’s recent participation saw Australia being represented by Montaigne (who was due to represent them in 2020), with the song “Technicolour”, which unfortunately placed 14th in the Semi-Final.
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