Australia is heading to the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 and we’ll choose our next competitor at the Australia Decides concert show on the Gold Coast in February.
After rockers Måneskin took out the title this year, Italy is hosting the 2022 edition of the music competition.
Ten local artists will perform on the Gold Coast at the Eurovision Australia Decides show for a chance to represent us next May.
Comedian Joel Creasey and music buff Myf Warhurst are again hosting the event at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 February.
Australians will again be able to vote to decide which local hopeful will follow in the footsteps of our 2020 pick Montaigne.
The Gold Coast decider event wasn’t on this year, because Montaigne went on to compete in 2021. Last year COVID-19 pandemic cancelled Eurovision for the first time in its long history.
However, Montaigne sadly failed to progress to the final with her livestreamed record of song Technicolour.
SBS will announce the next ten artists competing on the Gold Coast in February later this year.
SBS accepting songs for Eurovision Song Contest 2022
After another tough year for musicians, SBS is also allowing artists to submit their original songs for Eurovision 2022 via their website.
The broadcaster is accepting music from all genres, from pop to hip hop, opera to electro. Submissions are open until September 26.
SBS will then shortlist the songs and later in the year announce the winners.
“Australia is home to so many talented artists and songwriters,” SBS content director Marshall Heald explained.
“SBS is proud to provide this international platform for our nation’s incredibly diverse music community.
“It’s over to you Australia – let’s give Europe our best!”
Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022 will screen live on SBS on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 February.
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