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WHO WILL REPRESENT AUSTRALIA AT EUROVISION 2022? SONG PORTAL OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

SBS and production partner Blink TV have announced Eurovision – Australia Decides will return to the Gold Coast in February 2022, giving Australians another chance to choose who will represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Italy.

SBS is calling on a range of songs and songwriters to submit an original composition as part of the national selection process via sbs.com.au/eurovision. The Eurovision song portal is open for submissions until 26 September 2021. There are no restrictions on the number of songs composers and songwriters, both published and unpublished can submit. It’s an incredible opportunity for any songwriter to showcase their best and boldest and they listen to every single song submitted to the portal.

In association with the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland, Major Events Gold Coast, and Screen Queensland, Eurovision – Australia Decides will be presented at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 February.

Hosted by comedian Joel Creasey and music buff Myf Warhurst, Eurovision – Australia Decides will showcase the best of Australian music and talent. Australians are encouraged to vote for their favourite artist and song to represent the nation on the world’s biggest stage. The winner will be revealed during the Live TV Final which will be broadcast exclusively on SBS on Saturday 26 February.

“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. Eurovision – Australia Decides is a unique opportunity for established and undiscovered songwriters to show us what they’ve got and for a suite of Australian artists to bring these songs to life on stage in February. It’s over to you Australia – let’s give Europe our best!” said SBS Director of Television and Online Content, Marshall Heald

From pop to hip hop, opera to electro and everything in between, SBS is calling on a range of songs and songwriters to submit an original composition as part of the national selection process via sbs.com.au/eurovision. The song portal, supported by APRA AMCOS, which represents over 100,000 Australasian songwriters, composers and music publishers, is now open for submissions until 26 September 2021. There are no restrictions on the number of songs composers and songwriters, both published and unpublished can submit.

Songs will be shortlisted and announced later this year, along with the ten Australian artists set to compete for their shot to represent Australia on the world’s biggest stage. Then it’s up to the Australian public and a Jury to decide who will take the stage at the 66th Eurovision Song Contest to compete for Eurovision glory.

To submit a song or for more information on Eurovision – Australia Decides: sbs.com.au/Eurovision

Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022 airs live and exclusively on SBS on Saturday 26 February.

Broadcast times across Australia:

NSW/VIC/TAS/ACT            8:30pm – 11:00pm         AEDT
QLD                                         7:30pm – 10:00pm         AEST
SA                                            8:00pm – 10:30pm         ACDT
WA                                           5:30pm – 8:00pm          AWST
NT                                            7:00pm – 9:30pm          ACST

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Information about tickets to the Opening Night Show, Matinee Show and Live TV Final will be available soon.