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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: 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: 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 …

Australia: Courtney Act, Aydan and Leea Nanos join ‘Australia Decides’

Australia’s national broadcaster SBS has dropped a surprise announcement on unsuspecting Eurovision fans tonight, with the reveal of three more acts for Australia Decides. The selection, which will take place in Gold Coast in February, will now also see Courtney Act, Aydan and wildcard Leea Nanos fight for the Australian ticket to Tel Aviv. More artists revealed for Eurovision – …

Australia: First acts of ‘Australia Decides’ announced

Australia’s national broadcaster, SBS, has clearly been hard at work on delivering a national selection to remember, and this evening (or morning, if you’re reading from Australia, afternoon in the US) the first four acts taking part in the selection were confirmed, with some familiar faces! First artist announcement for Eurovision – Australia Decides The news is out! Kate Miller-Heidke, …

Australia: First artists teased for ‘Australia Decides’

Earlier this week, the Australian broadcaster responsible for the country’s participation in Eurovision, SBS, announced that over 700 submissions were received for their first ever national selection. While we already knew that the broadcaster’s selection committee has heard every song, it seems that the decision on which lucky artists are in contention has already been made! Earlier today the official …

Australia Decides captures public imagination with over 700 submissions to SBS

SBS, the national broadcaster responsible for selecting Australia’s entry for Eurovision, will certainly be spoiled for choice in 2019. After revealing the exciting news a few weeks ago that the land down under would be hosting its very own national selection for the contest, the channel has confirmed that over 700(!) submissions were received! In a post on their official …

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