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Australia has locked in a spot in the Eurovision Song Contest until 2023, it’s been confirmed. SBS and production partner made the announcement on Wednesday, ahead of our fifth competitor, Brisbane-born singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke, heading to Israel in May. Eurovision executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand said the organisation “couldn’t have imagined quite how popular [Australian] …

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Australia has chosen Brisbane-born singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke as this year’s Eurovision contender. Miller-Heidke beat nine other Aussie acts to win the selection competition at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in May in Tel Aviv. “I’m totally overwhelmed! This has been a …

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Eurovision 2019 Contenders

Eurovision 2019 Contenders: Australia’s first ever Eurovision Song Contest selection show is now only days away. Hosted on the Gold Coast and broadcast live on SBS on Saturday (February 9), the Eurovision: Australia Decides event will showcase the ten musical acts, all vying for your vote to send them to Tel Aviv, Israel to perform …

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Eurovision 2019

Australian musos Tania Doko, Ella Hooper and Alfie Arcuri have been named as the final three contestants competing to represent Australia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Alfie won The Voice Australia in 2016 and is no stranger to Brisbane audiences, with performances at Brisbane’s Big Gay Day last year and the Sparkle in the …

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Drag queen Courtney Act

Australian drag star Courtney Act has been announced as one of performers competing to represent us in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Courtney will be one of ten performers to take part in our inaugural Eurovision selection show, which will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on February 8 and 9, …

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Electric fields music duo

The first four acts in the running to represent Australia at next year’s Eurovision Song Contest 2019 have been announced. Brisbane-born singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke, Brisbane band Sheppard, operatic pop star Mark Vincent and electro-soul duo Electric Fields (pictured) will compete against six other acts in the inaugural Eurovision – Australia Decides selection show on the …

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Jessica Mauboy on stage at Eurovision Song Contest 2018

SBS has played down speculation that the highly anticipated Asian spinoff of the Eurovision Song Contest is set to be held on the Gold Coast next year. 9 News reported last week that according to the Gold Coast City Council, the inaugural Asian spinoff of the popular music event was slated to be held over …

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Brisbane drag performer Sellma Soul has been crowned this year’s Miss Sportsman Hotel at the venue’s popular annual drag pageant on Saturday night. This year’s competition had a distinctly European flavour with its Eurovision Song Contest theme. After wowing the panel of judges across three rounds, Sellma (pictured above, with 2017 winner Chocolate Boxx) was …

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Jessica Mauboy on stage at Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Australians will get to vote to choose our entry in the next Eurovision Song Contest at a special event held on the Gold Coast in February, SBS has announced. SBS and production partner Blink TV will host the national contest Eurovision – Australia Decides to select the artist and the song we’ll be sending to …

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Jessica Mauboy

SBS has confirmed Australia will compete in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, but the anticipated Asia Pacific version of the contest has been put on ice. SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid told TV Tonight that previously announced plans for a local version of Eurovision had proven too challenging. “It’s probably been my one disappointment. I …

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