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Australia reveals TikTok Wildcard winner for national final 🇦🇺

03 February 2022 at 23:00 CET
Erica Padilla SBS
Broadcaster SBS has announced the inaugural ‘Eurovision - Australian Decides’ TikTok Wildcard winner is singer-songwriter Erica Padilla.

Erica Padilla attracted millions of views across her TikTok Wildcard submissions and grew her following to more than 1.2 million fans across the world. She now joins the 10 other competitors at the Australian national final, thanks to this unique opportunity presented by TikTok.

Speaking to, Erica said:

‘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.’

Hosted by comedian Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst, Eurovision – Australia Decides will showcase the best of Australian music and talent on Saturday 26 February. Tickets to the show are available to buy (if you’re lucky enough to live in Australia).

Is this shaping up to be the best 'Australia Decides’ ever? Let us know via the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook channels.