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Australia: Eurovision participation secured until 2023

Australia’s national broadcaster Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) has confirmed that the country will take part in Eurovision 2020… and 2021… and 2022… and 2023! The deal comes off the back of a successful national selection held this weekend in the Gold Coast, where Kate Miller-Heidke was chosen to represent the Oceanic nation in the song contest. SBS’ head of commissioning …

Australia Decides Kate Miller-Heidke Is Off To Tel Aviv!

In an unusual turn of events, Europe woke up this morning to the first EVER Australia Decides – Australia’s debut national selection for Eurovision! The time zones meant that we Europeans got to enjoy the show just after breakfast and boy did we love it! The show launched with a spectacular rendition of “Tonight Again” by Casey Donovan before our hosts, …

Australia: Electric Fields are YOUR favourites!

Earlier this week, we asked #YOU to tell us who your favourite act in “Australia Decides” was, and the response was astounding! With over 500 votes cast in the poll, here’s what #YOU have decided… In first place we have Electric Fields with “2000 and Whatever”, whose blend of Pitjantjara lyrics, wild vocals and electronic beats impressed 32% of our …

Australia: Our reviews of the “Australia Decides” entries

On Saturday, Australia take us to the land down under for the first ever national selection to be held outside of the European Broadcasting Area. While this will certainly be a breakfast treat for most of Europe, the Gold Coast prepares for a historic evening in Australian Eurovision history. Who should come out victorious in this landmark selection? Our team …

Australia: Who should win “Australia Decides”?

Australia’s first ever national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest – and a rare slice of Eurovision breakfast television for most Eurovision fans – will take place this Saturday, 9th February. Ten acts will take part in the competition and it’s safe to say that the competition is fierce. But who will represent the land down under in Tel Aviv? …

Australia: SBS reveals final songs and announces interval act for Eurovision – Australia Decides

Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) and Blink TV have added the final two songs to the eight already released for the upcoming Eurovision – Australia Decides national selection. Additionally, SBS announced that none other than Dami Im, who came in 2nd and won the judges’ votes at Eurovision 2016 with “Sound of Silence” to perform at half-time during Eurovision – …

Australia: SBS announces two more songs for “Eurovision – Australia Decides”

Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) and Blink TV have added two more songs to the six already released for the upcoming “Eurovision – Australia Decides” national selection. Last week, SBS surprised us when they announced the participation of chart-topping rock band Killing Heidi’s singer Ella Hooper, and today she released her entry “Data Dust.” An alternative rocker in the style …

Do Semis Really Matter? – The Importance of a Good Semi Result

This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not represent the views of the other editors, the EBU or escYOUnited as a whole. It occurred to me last week, during the results live stream after the second semi-final of Destination Eurovision, that the debate had centred on which of the two semi-final winners would be the …

Australia Decides: SBS announces the final three acts and five songs

Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) today announced the final three contestants for Australia Decides, with two in particular being big surprises to an already exciting line-up. Rock icon Ella Hooper, the frontwoman for Killing Heidi who proclaims that “rock and roll is my weapon of choice,” and pop icon Tania Doko, lead singer of Bachelor Girl, are joined by Alfie …

Courtney Act releases Eurovision Single “Fight For Love” (Australia 2019)

This article is an official statement by LD Communications RuPaul’s Drag Race finalist and 2018 Celebrity Big Brother champion Courtney Act today releases her brand new single Fight For Love on iTunes and Spotify. Courtney is bidding for this instantly memorable dance-pop smash to be Australia’s entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. She will compete on Australia’s national selection TV show ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’ on SBS on …

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