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SBS reveals final three acts and new songs for ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’

By Krisinda Merhi January 23, 2019

The show will give Aussies the chance to decide who will represent the nation in Eurovision 

Next month, Australia is running its first ever national selection show for the upcoming Eurovision competition in May 2019.

The show, called ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’, will give Aussies all the power. 

By watching and voting for performers, audiences will determine who will go on to represent the nation in the official Eurovision competition. 

Hosted on the Gold Coast, ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’ will showcase some of the countries biggest acts, singing original compositions. 

SBS and production partner Blink TV have announced five new songs will be premiering on the selection show: 

  • ‘This Is Not The End’ by Mark Vincent: a powerful song about facing obstacles with persistence and determination. 
  • ‘Dust’ by Aydan: a song about young love and heartbreak.
  • ‘Set Me Free' by Leea Nanos: a song about empowerment and letting go of self-doubt.
  • ‘To Myself’ by Alfie Arcuri: a song which questions how one could ever doubt their self-worth. 
  • ‘2000 and Whatever’ by Electric Fields’s: a brooding and joyous track about making the most of life.
Last month, Courtney Act released her song ‘Fight for Love’ which will also be performed on the show.
 
Four artists are yet to release songs: Sheppard, Kate Miller-Heidke, Tania Doko and Ella Hooper.  
 
Alongside the new songs, SBS have also announced the final three acts who will be competing on the show: rock music icon Ella Hooper, Aussie pop legend Tania Doko, and The Voice 2016 winner Alfie Arcuri.

“It’s an honour to be involved in a competition that celebrates and embraces music and diversity... and to take this journey alongside such amazing Australian talents is truly incredible! There’s always something special about the first - scary but exciting!,” Alfie said. 

While Tania Doko said the show marks an unexpected chapter in her life which she is “Embracing with a sense of adventure and excitement. As a songwriter performing a song I co-wrote, there’s the icing on the cake right there!”

Hosted by radio host and music buff Myf Warhurst, and comedian Joel Creasey, ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’ will air on SBS on Saturday 9 February, 7.30pm AEST. 

To purchase tickets for the live show visit sbs.com.au/programs/eurovision.

Images: Supplied.