Good Morning Europe!!
The search is on for Australia’s next Eurovision star as SBS announces Eurovision: Australia Decides will be returning in 2022.
This comes after the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and subsequent internal selection of Montaigne to represent with her song Technicolour at Eurovision 2021.
“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,” – Paul Clarke, Creative Director of Eurovision – Australia Decides
“Australia is home to so many talented artists and songwriters, and SBS is proud to provide this international platform for our nation’s incredibly diverse music community,” – Marshall Heald, SBS Director of Television and Online Content.“
“Eurovision a celebration of international unity, raising the volume of diverse voices – a true exhibition of the power of screen to create a positive global impact and a much-needed sense of global community.” – Kylie Munnich, CEO of Screen Queensland
Song submissions are now open and will be revealed later in 2021, along with the 10 artists who will be vying for the title. It remains to be seen if 2016 Eurovision runner-up Dami Im will be taking part, after announcing her intentions to compete for the 2021 contest.
The show will be once again be hosted by Australian commentators Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst, and will be broadcast on Saturday 26th February at 12.30pm (CET).
Are you excited for the return of Eurovision: Australia Decides? Who would you like to see compete to be Australia’s representative for Eurovision 2022? Let us know in the comments below!