🇦🇺 Erica Padilla Joins Eurovision: Australia Decides Line-Up

The Eurovision: Australia Decides line-up is complete, with the winner of the TikTok competition announced.

SBS, TikTok and partner Blink TV announced that Erica Padilla will join the diverse line-up for Eurovision: Australia Decides this year. Her entry attracted millions of views, with her following now more than 1.2 million fans worldwide.

Speaking of her upcoming opportunity, 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.”

Erica joins the line-up of 10 established artists:

There are changes to the hosting line-up as well, with Dylan Lewis joining Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst. Dylan will be the green room host, bringing the nation closer to the action backstage.

“I live for music. I write it, perform it, teach it, collect it, present it, talk about it and need it. Since hosting the Recovery music show back in the day, I’ve presented a pile of other music TV shows and done a pile of radio too…playing music. Yep. I bloody love music. So to get to be involved in the world’s most eclectic, colourful, diverse and magical music show is a dream!”

“Yes. I’m excited to announce that this year, I’ll get to bring a little bit of mayhem and a whole lotta love to Eurovision – Australia Decides. Wooo! I’ll leave Myf and Joel to do the hard work, while I get to join the party reporting with all the action straight from the green room, to you! I’ve always been passionate about supporting local artists, and I’m so glad we can showcase our talents to the world on the Eurovision stage. I can’t wait to see who’ll go on to represent Australia in 2022. Let’s do this.”

Eurovision: Australia Decides winner and Eurovision representative in 2020 and 2021, Montaigne will also perform at this year’s show.