SBS reveals first artists to take the stage at ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’

SBS and production partner Blink TV today announced the first four acts to compete in the national selection show Eurovision – Australia Decides in February. Hosted on the Gold Coast and broadcast live and exclusively on SBS, Eurovision – Australia Decides will showcase ten celebrated artists singing an original composition for their chance to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.

The first four acts to be revealed are a diverse mix of high-profile artists from across the musical spectrum setting the stage for a show like no other: award-winning singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke, much-loved indie pop band Sheppard, pop-opera star Mark Vincent and modern electric-soul duo Electric Fields.

Mark Vincent said:

“This opportunity to compete in Eurovision – Australia Decides means everything to me. I’ve been a Eurovision fan since I was young and love the incredible voices and talents that have emerged. I’m going to bring everything I’ve got to the stage. I’ve been working my entire life for this moment, and I can’t wait to perform for you.”

As for what they’ll be singing… Over 700 songs were submitted to the Eurovision – Australia Decides song portal during the three-week entry period. Shortlisted songs are in the process of being matched with artists and all will be revealed soon.

In association with the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland and the Gold Coast City Council, Eurovision – Australia Decides will be hosted on the Gold Coast on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 February and will be broadcast live on SBS on Saturday 9 February when voting will be open to the public.

Hosted by radio host and music buff Myf Warhurst, and comedian Joel Creasey, Eurovision – Australia Decides will showcase the best of Australian music and bring the nation closer to the Eurovision action.

Be a part of history and see it live at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tickets for the Jury Preview Show, Matinee Preview Show and Live TV Final are now on sale.

  • JURY PREVIEW SHOW
    Friday 8 February, 7.30pm AEST
    Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
    National Jury Vote
  • MATINEE PREVIEW SHOW
    Saturday 9 February, 1.00pm AEST
    Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • LIVE TV FINAL
    Saturday 9 February, 7.30pm AEST
    Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
    Public Vote (Live and Exclusive TV Broadcast on SBS at 8.30PM AEDT)

To purchase tickets: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/Show.aspx?sh=EUROVISI19   

Eurovision – Australia Decides airs Saturday 9 February on SBS, when voting will be open to the public.

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