Earlier this year it became one of the most talked-about national selections for Eurovision during its very first edition. And now Eurovision — Australia Decides is gearing up for a second run. SBS and the team at Blink TV are now in the homestretch of the song selection process and have issues a final call for submissions.

In a statement sent to wiwibloggs, they write:

“From pop to hip hop, opera to electro and everything in between, SBS is calling on a diversity of songs and songwriters to submit an original composition as part of the national selection process via sbs.com.au/eurovision. Song submissions for Eurovision – Australia Decides will close next Monday, 30 September at 23:59pm.”

“There are no limits on the number of songs composers and songwriters, both published and unpublished, are able to submit.”

“Songs will be shortlisted and announced, as will 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 65th Eurovision Song Contest.”

SBS Commissioning Editor of Entertainment Josh Martin said:

“We have some exciting and surprising artists waiting in the wings, ready for the right song and this is the last chance for songwriters to submit an original composition. Australia is home to so many talented artists and songwriters, and SBS is proud to be able to provide this new international platform for the country’s incredibly creative and diverse music community.”

Creative Director of Eurovision – Australia Decides Paul Clarke said:

“One of the thrills for the year is hearing new songs come in to the SBS song portal. We are beginning to plan our show around them.”

“One note to songwriters in this final week: this year feels like we have a lot of strong ballads – we are really looking for up-tempo songs to balance, so please, hit us with your dance bangers!”

Eurovision – Australia Decides tickets and showtimes

“In association with the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland, the City of Gold Coast, Screen Queensland and APRA AMCOS, Eurovision – Australia Decides will be presented at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 February and early bird tickets for the Opening Night Show, Matinee Show and Live TV Final are now on sale.”

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

“Audiences are encouraged to vote for their favourite acts and the winner will be revealed during the Live TV Final broadcast live and exclusively on SBS on Saturday 8 February.”

OPENING NIGHT SHOW

Friday 7 February, 7.30pm AEST (Not televised)

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Jury Vote

MATINEE SHOW

Saturday 8 February, 1.00pm AEST (Not televised)

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

LIVE TV FINAL

Saturday 8 February, 7.30pm AEST (Live and Exclusive TV Broadcast on SBS)

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Public Vote and Winner Announced

Early bird tickets available until 30 September 2019. Click here!

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

Read a definitive ranking of Australia’s entries at the Eurovision Song Contest

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Thanks for sharing these great and useful videos. I really like the videos you share because it gives me so much knowledge.

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‘so please, hit us with your dance bangers’

That could be an awesome song too: Hit me, come on and hit me with your dance banger, d-d-d-dance banger… Hit me, come on and hit me!

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ESCFan2009

“So come dress me up in the night. Look at me through your diamond eyes. You give me what money can’t buy. I wanna wear your love, I wanna wear your love” 😀

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Peters

Oh please. Another winner song effect. Please send something daring again…not another ballad. It won’t win twice in a row.

Preuss
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Preuss

I’ve for years said Delta Goodrem and will do so this year as well.

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Mr. Vanilla Bean

You “believe again”.

Preuss
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Preuss

Yeah won’t happen probably :p

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Kim

Yeah she was “ Born to Try “