In a first, this year’s Eurovision contestant will be selected by the public in a live event held this Saturday on the Gold Coast and broadcast on SBS.
With 10 diverse contestants to choose from and hosted by Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey, here’s everything you need to know about watching Eurovision Australia Decides and casting your vote.
HOW WILL AUSTRALIA’S CONTESTANT BE DECIDED?
This year’s Eurovision contestant will be decided through a live performance and vote held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from 8.30pm (AEDT) this Saturday.
HOW DO YOU VOTE?
People can vote for this year’s Eurovision entrant by texting the song number of your preferred act to 1991 3773. Votes cost $0.55 per text, and the full voting terms and conditions can be read here.
SBS has asked for viewers to cast their vote based on their live vocals, ability to perform in a big venue and ability to impress professional jurors and public voters.
WHO IS COMPETING?
Ten Australian acts are competing for the chance to represent the country at Eurovision this year, and they include:
— Electric Fields performing 2000 and Whatever.
— Ella Hooperperforming Data Dust.
— Kate Miller-Heidke performing Zero Gravity.
— Mark Vincent performing This Is Not The End.
— Sheppard performing On My Way.
— Tania Doko performing Piece of Me.
— Courtney Act performing Fight For Love.
— Aydan performing Dust.
— Leea Nanos performing Set Me Free.
— Alfie Arcuri performing To Myself.
WHERE CAN YOU WATCH IT?
Eurovision fans can watch the live performances on SBS or on SBS On Demand where it will be streamed live from 8.30pm (AEDT).