Australian broadcaster SBS confirmed that their Eurovision selection would be internal for next year’s contest. SBS held three editions Eurovision: Australia Decides in the Gold Coast, however have decided not to go ahead with this format for 2023.
In a statement SBS said:
“We are thrilled to confirm that Australia will once again compete in the 67th Eurovision Song Contest next year, with hosts Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey at the helm. However, after three years of celebrating and working with local music artists through our Eurovision selection show, Eurovision – Australia Decides, we’ve made the difficult decision not to go ahead with the program in 2023.
Over the past few months, we have been exploring ways we could deliver the event to Australian audiences next year however, a variety of factors contributed to us coming to this decision.
We are proud to continue to be the home of the Eurovision Song Contest and we look forward to celebrating 40 years of broadcasting Eurovision to all Australians in the coming year.”
Sheldon Riley represented Australia at Eurovision in 2022 with the song ‘Not the Same’, which finished in 15th in the Final.