Eurovision – Australia Decides

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Eurovision – Australia Decides
GenreSong contest
Presented byJoel Creasey and Myf Warhurst
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes3 editions
Production
Production locationsGold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast, Queensland
Running time
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes
Production companySpecial Broadcasting Service (SBS)
Release
Original release7 February 2019 (2019-02-07) –
26 February 2022 (2022-02-26)
Chronology
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Eurovision – Australia Decides was an annual song competition organised by Australian public broadcaster Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) and production partner Blink TV. It determined the country's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest between 2019 and 2022 (except in 2021, following the cancellation of the previous contest).[1]

Background[edit]

Australia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 by invitation from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) as a "one-off" special guest to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Eurovision. On 17 November 2015, the EBU announced that SBS had been invited to participate in the 2016 contest and that Australia would once again take part. This invitation has been extended each year and Australia is invited to participate in the contest until at least 2023.[2]

The entrants from 2015 until 2018 were internally selected. In September 2018, SBS announced that from 2019, it would organise a national contest to select the artist and the song that will compete at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest and placed a call for entries. The show was to be called Eurovision – Australia Decides.[3]

Format[edit]

SBS asks for submissions, then selects ten entries and their running order for the contest. The contest takes place over a weekend in February, with a jury preview show, a matinee preview show and a live final. The winner is determined via the combination of public televote (50%) and the votes of a professional jury panel (50%).[3]

Contestants[edit]

2019 edition - Gold Coast
Artist Song Running order Jury votes Televotes Total points Place
Ella Hooper "Data Dust" 1st 12 6 18 10
Electric Fields "2000 and Whatever" 2nd 44 70 114 2
Mark Vincent "This Is Not the End" 3rd 19 19 38 7
Aydan Calafiore "Dust" 4th 38 10 48 6
Courtney Act "Fight for Love" 5th 26 26 52 4
Leea Nanos "Set Me Free" 6th 10 11 21 9
Sheppard "On My Way" 7th 41 46 87 3
Alfie Arcuri "To Myself" 8th 35 14 49 5
Kate Miller-Heidke "Zero Gravity" 9th 48 87 135 1
Tania Doko "Piece of Me" 10th 17 6 23 8
2020 edition - Gold Coast
Artist Song Running order Jury votes Televotes Total points Place
Iota "Life" 1st 19 13 32 9
Jordan-Ravi "Pushing Stars" 2nd 11 12 23 10
Jaguar Jonze "Rabbit Hole" 3rd 18 28 46 6
Jack Vidgen "I Am King I Am Queen" 4th 19 15 34 8
Vanessa Amorosi "Lessons of Love" 5th 42 40 82 3
Diana Rouvas "Can We Make Heaven" 6th 24 18 42 7
Mitch Tambo "Together 7th 24 33 57 5
Casey Donovan "Proud" 8th 40 60 100 2
Montaigne "Don't Break Me" 9th 54 53 107 1
Didirri "Raw Stuff" 10th 39 24 63 4
2022 edition - Gold Coast
Artist Song Running order Jury votes Televotes Total points Place
G-Nation "Bite Me" 1st 11 45 56 5
Erica Padilla "To the Bottom" 2nd 20 25 45 9
Seann Miley Moore "My Body" 3rd 18 5 23 11
Charley "I Suck at Being Lonely" 4th 33 30 63 4
Andrew Lambrou "Electrify" 5th 16 35 51 7
Sheldon Riley "Not the Same" 6th 50 50 100 1
Paulini "We Are One" 7th 32 20 52 6
Jaguar Jonze "Little Fires" 8th 51 40 91 3
Isaiah Firebrace and Evie Irie "When I'm with You" 9th 35 10 45 10
Voyager "Dreamer" 10th 37 60 97 2
Jude York "I Won't Need to Dream" 11th 32 15 47 8

Winners[edit]

Year Artist Song Final Points Semi Points
2019 Kate Miller-Heidke "Zero Gravity" 9 284 1 261
2020 Montaigne "Don't Break Me" Contest cancelled[a] X
2022 Sheldon Riley "Not the Same" 15 125 2 243

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 2020 contest was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SBS not proceeding with Eurovision: Australia Decides in 2023 | TV Tonight". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 14 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Australia secures a spot in Eurovision until 2023". Aussievision. 13 February 2019. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  3. ^ a b "We're opening our song submission for Eurovision 2019!". SBS. 14 October 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2020.