SBS, with production partners Blink TV, have secured Australia’s participation as a competitor at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest and, for the first time ever, will host a national contest Eurovision – Australia Decides to select the song and artist to represent the country on the world’s biggest stage.
Eurovision – Australia Decides will be hosted on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 February at a location to be announced soon and the Live Show will be broadcast exclusively on SBS on Saturday 9 February when voting will be open to the public.
SBS is calling on composers and songwriters across Australia to submit an original composition as part of the selection process via sbs.com.au/eurovision. The song portal is now open for contributions until Sunday 28 October.
There is no restriction on the number of songs composers and songwriters, both published and unpublished, can submit. Songs will be shortlisted later in the year and paired with some of Australia’s most recognised artists.
Then it’s up to you, the Australian public and a Jury, to decide Australia’s next Eurovision song and artist to take the stage at the 64th Eurovision Song Contest to compete for Eurovision glory.
Hosted by radio host, presenter and music buff Myf Warhurst, and comedian Joel Creasey, Eurovision – Australia Decides will showcase the best of Australian music and bring the nation closer to the Eurovision action.
The Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast exclusively on SBS in May 2019, and will be hosted again by Eurovisionaries Myf Warhurst, and Joel Creasey. They will be at the helm of SBS’s Eurovision coverage to bring Australians every angle of the contest as they explore the razzmatazz, kitsch, showbiz, cultural displays and heart of Eurovision – the artists and songs.
To submit a song or for more information on Eurovision – Australia Decides: sbs.com.au/eurovision
Eurovision – Australia Decides airs Saturday 9 February 7.30pm on SBS, when voting will be open to the public.
Eurovision – Australia Decides will be hosted on Friday 8 (Jury Show) and Saturday 9 February (Live Show) at a location to be announced soon.