Who should win Eurovision Australia Decides 2022? Clockwise, from top left: Paulini, Erica Padilla, Jaguar Jonze, Seann Miley Moore, Isaiah Firebrace and Evie Irie, Andrew Lambrou, Jude York, Charley, Voyager, G-Nation. Centre: Sheldon Riley

The race to find Montaigne’s successor is on. On Saturday 26 February, 11 acts will go head to head in Eurovision — Australia Decides 2022 as they bid to represent the island nation at the world’s biggest song contest.

Amongst the contenders is Eurovision alumnus Isaiah Firebrace, Australia Decides returnee Jaguar Jonze and Australian Idol legend Paulini. But only one can take away the crown. 

Ahead of the grand final, we want to hear from you. Who should win Eurovision — Australia Decides 2022 and receive the coveted Australian ticket to Turin? Vote in our poll now! 

Scroll down to vote in our poll. 

Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022 artists and songs

Andrew Lambrou — “Electrify”

Sydney-based Andrew Lambrou is ready to “Electrify” the Gold Coast stage with his catchy, club-ready dance-pop anthem. Is Andrew your winner?

Charley — “I Suck At Being Lonely”

Straight from the heart and onto the stage, Charley’s Australia Decides 2022 entry is a haunting, emotional autobiographical glimpse into the singer’s life. Does “I Suck At Being Lonely” get your vote?

Erica Padilla — “To the Bottom”

Erica Padilla makes her big-stage debut as the eleventh entry TikTok wildcard at Australia Decides 2022. The 20-year-old internet sensation brings radio-friendly pop and shades of R’n’B with her track “To the Bottom”. Does Erica get your vote?

G-Nation — “Bite Me”

The Voice season ten runners-up G-Nat!on — Taylah Silvestri, Mateja Sardelis, Emma Caporaso, Rylee Vormelker, Alessia Musolino, and Isla Ward — deliver hip-hop girl power with their track “Bite Me”. Will G-Nat!on take the Australia Decides 2022 crown?

Isaiah Firebrace and Evie Irie — “When I’m With You”

Eurovision alum Isaiah Firebrace placed ninth at the 2017 song contest in Kyiv with his ballad “Don’t Come Easy”. At Australia Decides 2022, he’s joined up with pop-punk newcomer Evie Irie for another shot at the crown. Will “When I’m With You” take the victory?

Jaguar Jonze — “Little Fires”

After a sixth-place finish at Australia Decides 2020 with “Rabbit Hole”, Yokohama-born Jaguar Jonze is back in the competition with a new look and a new track —  “Little Fires”. Jaguar’s bid is a nod to resilience, liberation and vulnerability. Does she get your vote?

Jude York — “I Won’t Need To Dream”

Toowoomba local Jude York delivers a magical journey through the dreamscape with his bid for Australia, “I Won’t Need to Dream”. The lullaby-inspired track pulls elements from classic ’30s and ’40s ballads. Is Jude the pick for Australia?

Paulini — “We Are One”

Australian Idol season one third alternate Paulini is taking a page from the Eurovision 2013 book with her track “We Are One”, a song about togetherness and community spirit. Is Paulini your winner?

Seann Miley Moore — “My Body”

Seann Miley Moore makes the transition to the world of Eurovision after a tenth-place finish on series 12 of The X Factor UK in 2015. “My Body” brings big notes, big beauty, and body-ody-ody. Does Seann Miley Moore get your vote?

Sheldon Riley — “Not The Same”

Sheldon Riley made waves when he burst into the spotlight as a contestant on The Voice season seven. His bid for Australia Decides 2022 is an anthem for queer youth, who have felt shared collective pain as a result of exclusion. Is “Not The Same” your winner?

Voyager — “Dreamer”

Progressive metal band Voyager have seven studio albums to their name. Now, they’re aiming for the big leagues as Eurovision contenders with their track “Dreamer”. Could Voyager be Australia’s pick for Turin?

Poll: Who should win Australia Decides 2022 and sing for Australia at Eurovision?

In this poll, you can vote for as many songs as you want — but choose carefully. Once you have submitted your vote, you cannot vote again. 

This poll will close ahead of the Australia Decides 2022 final on Saturday 26 February, with results published shortly afterwards.

Eurovision — Australia Decides 2022 airs on Saturday 26 February at 10:30 CET (19:30 AEST) on SBS.

Who did you vote for? Who will win Eurovision — Australia Decides 2022? Sound off in the comments below. 

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BeMiceElf
BeMiceElf
11 months ago

Which song do you want to download and listen to over and over without falling asleep or feeling depressed?
There is only 1 answer – Voyager.

BeMiceElf
BeMiceElf
11 months ago

If it’s not up-tempo and fun I’m not interested. Voyager to win!

Hopper
Hopper
11 months ago

Who will be this year’s Electric Fields? Sheldon or Voyager?

Stian F
Stian F
11 months ago

1: Voyager
2: Jaguar Jonze
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3: Sheldon Riley
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None of the others are any good to be competitive in Eurovision!

Sharyne
Sharyne
11 months ago
Reply to  Stian F

ANDREW LAMBROU TO WIN

MadameT
MadameT
11 months ago

I was expecting this contest to be a one Jaguar race – I didn’t really rate our other contestants before the songs came out. Jaguars song is brave and reflects her own recent battles. But there have been two surprises. Voyager sounds like a heavier version of those great Australian 80s groups like Real Life, Kids In the Kitchen and Dear Enemy but if were going to send a band like the Presets why not send the Presets? Sheldon I can’t judge at all – my daughters and I are aspies, this song is our lived experience, we have never… Read more »

moramento22
moramento22
11 months ago

For me it’s either Sheldon or Voyager. Sheldon Riley’s song is waaaaaaay too good. Dreamer is a mixture of fun and rock. It’s a bit like Fyr & Flamme had a baby with Maneskin.

Lars Rönnbäck
11 months ago

Send something good for once, Dreamer!

Kaz
Kaz
11 months ago

I’m surprised Jaguar Jonze isn’t rating higher. It’s an amazing, emotional, powerful song.
But for the moment my choices are –
1) Jaguar Jonze
2) Voyager
3) Sheldon Riley

That of course can all change once we see all of the entries and how they perform at Australia Decides. Looking forward to it.

Film4o
Film4o
11 months ago

Voyager — “Dreamer” is my favorite.

Joe
Joe
11 months ago

Really didn’t expect 3 ballads to be the ones that stand out to me the most. It doesn’t seem to be as popular, but Jude’s song just sends me to another world. It’s so gorgeous and relaxing to listen to

Yush
Yush
11 months ago

Andrew is so HOT. He must embrace it and show off his body-ody-ody on stage… cause the song is pretty unlistenable

Yush
Yush
11 months ago

If G-Nation won’t win, BITE ME!!!!!!!!!

Last edited 11 months ago by Yush
Gee
Gee
11 months ago

ERICA OR SHELDON!!! fantastic songs to complement their heart-gripping voices :’)

max ryderr
max ryderr
11 months ago

I think a lot of you guys under estimate how G!Nation will perform at Eurovision Australia Decides. Certainly Sheldon, and Jaguar Jonze are part of the front runners group at the moment but G!Nation will also have a significant chance at winning when you consider the “wow” factors of their performance. Look at their track record with the voice au Voyager/Charlie are good entries but I don’t see Australians picking either of those as the main entry- I think they might lack the “wow” factors that will be seen in the other performers. (look at Jaguar/Sheldon/G!Nation). Charlie’s success I think… Read more »

Last edited 11 months ago by max ryderr
Yankee
Yankee
11 months ago

My favorite is Dreamer

Alex
Alex
11 months ago

I am certain they are choosing Sheldon both the public and the jury.

I like the song but i think Ochma’s River stands out more to the general public because it stucks to your head.

Sheldon has a great voice and the song is cute but i am concerned his extravagant appearance might overshadow the song….. i think he is the reason why Australia is so high with bookies.

Anyway, i like Voyager and Charley.

Ellie
Ellie
11 months ago

Voyager. Voyager. Voyager.

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
11 months ago

There are some safe songs here, but Australia haven’t been safe with their choice since Australia Decides. There are potential winners/top 5/top 10s here. I believe Australia will pick the best for them.

oscar
oscar
11 months ago

obviously going to be a performance contest between charley/sheldon/voyager, all are pretty decent contenders at this point but it just really comes down to what comes alive most on stag

Doris
Doris
11 months ago

No one, they have deported an european tennis superstar so no aussie should be allowed to enter any european country anymore !

Ellie
Ellie
11 months ago
Reply to  Doris

Australia’s first win of the year. They’re coming for their second.

Pearli
Pearli
11 months ago
Reply to  Doris

They don’t expect any votes from Serbia anyway.

BeMiceElf
BeMiceElf
11 months ago
Reply to  Doris

Worst comment of the year.

Trobl1
Trobl1
11 months ago

Voyager is such a blast. It would stand out. It just has that something. Fresh breeze?

Mr X
Mr X
11 months ago
Reply to  Trobl1

Also team Voyager !

Héctor
Héctor
11 months ago

Actually I really like “Not The Same” but I don’t see it as a winner alert. More like top 5 or top 10 alert. I don’t usually listen to ballads unless they are rock, so when one ballad comes my way I need three things to appreciate it: the voice, the atmosphere and the lyrics. “Not The Same” ticks two of them which are: Sheldon’s voice is powerful and impressive. It is also special. I really like that kind of light voice breaking he does in the chorus. It’s almost imperceptible. I’ve seen some of his live performances so I’m… Read more »

Mr X
Mr X
11 months ago

Electrify is my second favourite although the spanish words are very weird (I can speak this language but I´m not a spaniard)

Pearli
Pearli
11 months ago

Either Charely or Sheldon. They can be top 5 with the right staging and vocals.

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
11 months ago

Jude York’s song is just pure art. But G-Nat!on would be so fun on stage

Sabrina
Sabrina
11 months ago

All the hype surrounding Sheldon may make Australia Decides feels like a referendum on “Not the Same”, but I believe it should be a close race between him, Charley and Voyager. The one from these 3 that translates better to the stage will probably be my pick, but I also like Jaguar Jonze’s (knowing her style, I trust she won’t play safe with the visuals as she played with the song) and Jude York’s songs.

Cheerio
Cheerio
11 months ago

1. I Suck At Being Lonely
2. Little Fires
3. Not The Same
4. I Won’t Need To Dream
5. When I’m With You
6. Electrify
7. Dreamer
8. To The Bottom
9. Bite Me
10. We Are One
11. My Body
I think either Charley or Sheldon are gonna win, depending who has the better staging. If either of those two are chosen, a top 5 finish is almost guaranteed.

ete sech
ete sech
11 months ago

I had my expectations very low for Erica but she impressed me a lot! That said, hers isn’t my favorite entry. I’d like Charley or Voyager to win.
Aside from these three, the rest of the selection feels lacklustre :/

Zsófi
Zsófi
11 months ago

Sheldon or Voyager for me, Sheldon fits more into what I expect from Australia usually. Couple of weak songs too, I expected way more from Isaiah and Jaguar Jonze.

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
11 months ago

Only voting for Australia if they send Voyager. There are only going to be 2-3 rock/metal entries at most anyway, like always, so I could see them doing just about enough for a deserved top 10 finish in the final, you know what to do now…

Daniel Garza
Daniel Garza
11 months ago

I think its a decent nf, but there is a lot of harshness happening towards artist when we should support them all. My personal fave is Sheldon

Ravencrow Neversmiles
Ravencrow Neversmiles
11 months ago

1. Sheldon Riley
2. Voyager
3. Andrew Lambrou

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
11 months ago

According to wiwiblogs, my faves are in the front. Its going to prove staging will let us know and let’s face it, Australia can stage…

Adam
Adam
11 months ago

For me is between Sheldon or Voyager but more for Sheldon cause I looking at him since The Voice and he is 100% eurovision choice for me.

Mr X
Mr X
11 months ago

Me neither need him. Voyager for victory of course and for the first time I will appreciate Australia at Eurovision.

Last edited 11 months ago by Mr X
Mr X
Mr X
11 months ago

Voyager !

Europotato
Europotato
11 months ago

Jude for the win!!

Jay
Jay
11 months ago
Reply to  Europotato

That would be perfect

Ashton
Ashton
11 months ago

some of you saying Sheldon’s song is bad were the exact same people saying that tout l’univers was awful, and look where that ended up. just saying.

MadameT
MadameT
11 months ago
Reply to  Ashton

I found tout lúnivers annoying but that was because I heard it so much. I listened back the say and liked it a lot more. Sheldon’s song makes me cry. My daughter and I have lived that experience – it feels very real to me, very real. Will I vote for it? I don’t know yet.

meri
meri
11 months ago

I REALLY hope G-nation wins the national final!! 😀

Rashid
Rashid
11 months ago
Reply to  meri

YESS TASTEEEE

Polegend Godgarina
11 months ago

this is the worst selection of the year for me, i somewhat enjoyed voyager and even though i love jaguar jonze i want her to come back with a stronger song

AlexC
AlexC
11 months ago

this year is so disappointing and I don’t even bother listening to all songs. I read peoples comments first and if there is general negativity, I don’t waste my time listening to songs.

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
11 months ago

You say this with every post

Ashton
Ashton
11 months ago
Reply to  ESC Stan

unless it’s about Italy

Pearli
Pearli
11 months ago

Lol You people are so typical. Top 2 with the betting odds and many claim it’s one of the best this year on many ESC forums, Twitter, and Reddit. Some people on Wiwibloggs are just trying to be special in taste when it comes to Australia.

Polegend Godgarina
11 months ago
Reply to  Pearli

it’s a selection of contemporary ballads and dated pop songs. i don’t like either. i like voyager which isn’t either of these things

Mark
Mark
11 months ago

I can’t remember Sheldon’s song. If he goes to Turin he’d get Barbara Dex

Rich
Rich
11 months ago

Not the same. Easy choice

Mark
Mark
11 months ago

My Body and Not the Same are the only bad songs. I’d be happy with anyone winning bar Seann nor Sheldon.

McRoro
McRoro
11 months ago

No need to be rude towards anyone though. You might not like the song, but at least have respect for the artists!

Luke
11 months ago

It’s between Sheldon & G-Nat!on for me xx

CatcoolH
CatcoolH
11 months ago

I absolutely love “I suck at being lonely”, but I don’t think it will win though 🙁

Mark
Mark
11 months ago
Reply to  CatcoolH

It should win. It’s the best song.

Polegend Godgarina
11 months ago
Reply to  CatcoolH

i don’t “absolutely love” it, but it’s not your standard eurovision ballad, and it’s extremely representative of current music trends. so i’d rather see it win than sheldon’s dirge.

Roelof M
Roelof M
11 months ago

Really fantastic selection from Australia this year, very well done! My absolute favorite is Charley, her song is just fantastic through and through and could easily manage a top three with the juries in Turin. Jude is in my second place, he just seems to sweet and I love his song as well. Sheldon and Voyager would be really strong choices as well. I think we can safely say that Australia will be back in the final next year.

Last edited 11 months ago by Roelof M
Nils
Nils
11 months ago

for me, it’s clearly voyager

shira
shira
11 months ago

Not my winner, but I actually really like Erica’s song. Can’t wait to see more from her in the future because this one is a Tune 🙂