National final 'Australia Decides' will return to the Gold Coast in February 2022, giving Australians the chance to choose who will represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest in Italy.
It’s a welcome return for the only national final that Europeans can enjoy over brunch; Eurovision – Australia Decides will broadcast live from the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre exclusively on SBS on Saturday 26 February.
Hosted by comedian Joel Creasey and music buff Myf Warhurst, the competition will showcase the best of Australian music and talent.
From pop to hip hop, opera to electro and everything in between, broadcaster SBS is calling on songwriters to submit an original composition as part of the national selection process via their website.
Creative Director of Eurovision – Australia Decides, Paul Clarke said:
We’ve had a year on the bench due to COVID, now we’re going to produce an event that blows people’s minds and touches their hearts.
Songs will be shortlisted and announced later this year, along with the ten Australian artists set to compete for their shot to represent 'Down Under’ on the world’s biggest stage. Then it’s up to the Australian public and a professional jury to decide who will win the ticket to the 66th Eurovision Song Contest.