We can confirm that Australia is participating in the 64th Eurovision Song Contest held in Tel Aviv, Israel next May; and this year, we want your help to select the artist and song who will represent Australia in the world's biggest stage.
SBS and production partner Blink TV, will host a national contest, Eurovision - Australia Decides, to select the artist and the song that will compete at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019.
Eurovision - Australia Decides will take place on the Gold Coast in February 2019 in a series of live performance shows on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 February, and a Live Show will be broadcast exclusively on SBS on Saturday 9 February, during which voting will be open to the public.
But first, we need some great songs.
SBS is calling on songwriters across Australia, of all ages and at all stages in their careers, to submit an original composition for consideration. We've launched a song submission portal, which is now open until Sunday 4 November.
There are no restrictions on the number of songs composers and songwriters, both published and unpublished, can submit. Songs will be shortlisted later in the year and paired with some of Australia’s most recognised artists.
From there, it’s up to the Australian public and a Jury to decide Australia’s act to take the stage at the 64th Eurovision Song Contest to compete for Eurovision glory.
Hosted by radio host, presenter and music buff Myf Warhurst, and comedian Joel Creasey, Eurovision - Australia Decides will showcase the best of Australian music and bring the nation closer to the Eurovision action.
How to submit a song
- be an original work;
- have a duration no longer than 3 minutes and a minimum of 2 minutes;
- not have been made publicly available;
- include vocals;
- be submitted on or between 14 October 2018 and 4 November 2018.
- must be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents;
- can be published or unpublished;
- must agree to grant all rights necessary for the song to be used in the Show and ESC
- agree to Terms & Conditions by submitting a song
Can anyone enter?
Any Australian citizen or Permanent Resident can enter. Songwriters under the age of 16 will require a parent or guardian's permission.
Can I enter more than one song?
Yes, but each original song will need to be uploaded separately.
What if I have trouble submitting a song through the portal?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with details about the issue you're having, and someone will be in touch within 72 hours to offer assistance.