This Saturday night Australia will choose its 2019 representative for the Eurovision Song Contest.
10 artists are assembling on the Gold Coast this week for Eurovision: Australia Decides to screen Live on SBS at 8:30pm AEDT around the country. If you’re out of the country, the show will also stream Live from SBS on Facebook and Twitter at 9:30am GMT.
Alfie Arcuri: To Myself
Courtney Act: Fight for Love
Electric Fields: 2000 and Whatever
Ella Hooper: Data Dust
Kate Miller-Heidke: Zero Gravity
Leea Nanos: Set Me Free
Mark Vincent: This Is Not The End
Sheppard: On My Way
Tania Doko: Piece of Me
Eurovision: Australia Decides hosted by Joel Creasey & Myf Warhurst.
Produced by Blink TV.
SBS Saturday February 9 (Live in all states):
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
Live voting on songs will take place from 1am AEDT Saturday Feb 9 (with clips available at SBS) and close during Saturday’s Live show.
A jury comprises 50% of the vote with the public choosing the other 50%.
A winner will be announced at the end of the Live Saturday show.
To register an SMS vote, voters must text the song number (as promoted in program) of their favourite Act to 1991 3773. Premium SMS must be enabled to vote. Voting costs $0.55 per vote and the maximum number of votes is 20 per mobile phone provider. By casting a valid vote for Eurovision – Australia Decides voters will automatically be entered into the “Eurovision – Australia Decides – Win the Ultimate Trip to the Gold Coast!” competition.
There are three ticketed shows. Friday the 8th of February is the Jury Preview Show and Saturday the 9th is the Matinee Preview Show and Live TV Final. More info is here.
Eurovision Song Contest 2019:
Expo Tel Aviv, Israel.
Semi-final 1 14 May 2019 (Australia competes here)
Semi-final 2 16 May 2019
Final 18 May 2019
In the lucky event Australia wins, the 2020 contest would then be hosted by Australia in Europe in partnership with a European broadcaster. It will not be held in Australia.