Broadcast live and exclusively on SBS from the Gold Coast, we are thrilled to announce that avant-garde performance artist Sheldon Riley, six-piece girl group G-Nat!on and charismatic pop star Andrew Lambrou will perform original songs for their chance to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy.
They join three previously announced artists - powerhouse entertainer PAULINI, multi-media artist Jaguar Jonze, and Australia’s 2017 Eurovision Song Contest representative, Isaiah Firebrace who will be singing a duet with a soon to be revealed Australian artist. Four more artists are still to be revealed.
It is no secret we adore Eurovision here at SBS, as do our returning hosts, Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey. Eurovision – Australia Decides will showcase the best of Australian music and bring us all closer to the Eurovision action.
The winner will be revealed during the Live TV Final which will be broadcast exclusively on SBS and SBS On Demand on Saturday 26 February. Mark your diaries!
For Sheldon Riley, watching the Eurovision Song Contest “has always been a highlight, waking up at 5am every year to watch from Australia… I always dare to dream, in my fashion and my music, bringing that little bit of Eurovision magic with me every time. It would be an honour to represent Australia and bring my sparkle to Europe!”
“It is so exciting to be a part of the creativity, inspiration and diversity that Eurovision brings every year,” shared Emma from G-Nat!on, “and we cannot wait to bring our song to life on the national stage. We hope our performance inspires other young people to be strong, powerful and confident in themselves – see you on the Gold Coast!”
“I’m so thrilled to be a part of Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022!” Andrew grew up watching Eurovision with his family, “admiring all that goes into it and seeing artists show their craft to the world, and to be a part of this show is like a dream come true. I’m so excited to show Australia my artistry, and to potentially represent my country in this amazing song contest is the most encouraging thought for me.”
Be a part of history and see the shows live at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 26 and Saturday 26 February 2022. Tickets for the Jury Preview Show, Matinee Preview Show and Live TV Final are now on sale.
OPENING NIGHT SHOW
Friday 25 February, 7.30pm AEST (Not televised – Tickets available)
(Jury Preview Show) Jury Vote
Saturday 26 February, 1.00pm AEST (Not televised – Tickets available)
LIVE TV FINAL
Saturday 26 February, 7.30pm AEST (Live and Exclusive TV Broadcast on SBS – Tickets available)
Public Vote and Winner Announced
Head over to Ticketek to purchase tickets.
Watch it on SBS and SBS On Demand!
Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022 airs live and exclusively on SBS and SBS On Demand on Saturday 26 February.
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