Submissions Are Now Open To Become Australia's Next 'Eurovision' Star
Are you a songwriter that also loves wild costumes and on-stage fireworks?
Because you could be Australia's next entrant in the iconic 'Eurovision Song Contest' and follow in the footsteps of Kate Miller-Heidke, Dami Im, Isaiah Firebrace and Guy Sebastian in the Netherlands next year.
We're still not totally clear on why Australia keeps scoring an invite to the European singing competition but we're definitely not complaining.
SBS has announced today that 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' will be returning to the Gold Coast -- and TV screens -- next February 7 and 8.
But before then, the top singers will be whittled down from entries sent into the song portal -- which is now open!
“There is such an incredible depth and breadth of musical talent in our country -- both established and emerging," said Josh Martin, the SBS Commissioning Editor for Entertainment.
"SBS has been the home of Eurovision in Australia for more than 35 years and we’re thrilled to be able to provide this exciting new platform for artists to launch original Australian music globally.”
Earlier this year, acts including Sheppard, Mark Vincent, Electric Fields, Courtney Act and Ella Hooper took the stage with Kate Miller-Heidke winning the vote that sent her to Tel Aviv.
But you don't have to be a household name to throw your hat into the 'Eurovision' ring. All you need to do is submit an original composition via the SBS portal before September 30.
If you're feeling particularly prolific, there's also no limit on the number of songs that "composers and songwriters, both published and unpublished, can submit" according to SBS.
So fire up Garage Band, start planning your costume and we could see you on the stage in the Netherlands in 2020.
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