Australian broadcaster SBS and partner Blink TV have announced the return of the Australian Eurovision national selection, Eurovision – Australia Decides.
Once again, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre will be the venue of the event while Joel Creasey and Myf Warhust will host the shows.
SBS has also put out a call for songs, with interested songwriters encouraged to submit their potential Eurovision songs through the SBS portal. The broadcaster hopes for a range of genres, and there are no restrictions on the number of songs that can be submitted by songwriters. Those interested in submitting an entry can visit sbs.com.au/Eurovision for more information.
Creative Director of Eurovision – Australia Decides, Paul Clarke comments,
‘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. We want to get the passion going for Eurovision and our incredible musicians. So huge props to SBS, the Queensland Government and Major Events Gold Coast for backing #AusDecides again. 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. Before you know it, you could be in the next announcement, when we reveal some very exciting artists and songwriters!’
The live final will take place on the 26th of February.