Who will represent Australia at Eurovision in 2020? Eurovision – Australia Decides will return to the Gold Coast in February, giving Australians the chance to vote for the artist and song to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in the Netherlands. The international singing competition will host Australia Decides on the Gold Coast this year with comedian Joel Creasey and music buff Myf Warhurst hosting.
SBS and production partner Blink TV will produce the event, with the live final broadcast exclusively on SBS on Saturday 8 February. SBS Commissioning Editor for Entertainment Josh Martin said he was excited for the event following Kate Miller-Heidkes’s performance at last years performance. “I cannot wait to see who Australia will choose to represent us in 2020 and the first step on this journey is submitting a song. With a truly diverse and inclusive line up, the inaugural Eurovision – Australia Decides was a great success – and we want this one to be bigger and better than ever,” Mr Martin said. Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has only good things to say about the event, “I can’t wait to see what talent we can unearth here in February to represent us in the Netherlands in 2020.”
SBS is again calling on songwriters across Australia to submit an original composition as part of the selection process via sbs.com.au/Eurovision. The song portal will be open until the 30th of September 2019. There are no restrictions on the number of songs composers and songwriters, both published and unpublished, can submit. Songs will be shortlisted and then announced later this year along with the ten Australian artists set to compete for their shot to represent Australia on the world’s biggest stage. Then it’s up to the Australian public and a Jury to decide who will take the stage at the 65th Eurovision Song Contest to compete for Eurovision glory.
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