Australia – Australia media outlet The Courier Mail revealed yesterday that Australia is set to decide its representative for Tel Aviv by national final… the first time it has used this method. Previous entrants have all been chosen internally by broadcaster SBS.
Australian media outlet, The Courier Mail, has reported that the final will be called Australia Decides, and will take place on 8th and 9th February 2019 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Gold Coast (which was chosen over bids from Sydney and Melbourne).
The article says that SBS, who is currently accepting song submissions until 4th November 2018, and production company Blink TV, will shortlist of songs, and then match them with artists. Voting will then be by an Australian jury and a public televote.
Blink TV director Paul Clarke has apparently said to have “spandex and sequins at the ready – it will be an awesome show”.
SBS went on to formerly confirm this on their website here.
Composers must be Australian citizens or Permanent Resident. You can apply online here.
Eurovision – Australia Decides will be hosted by radio host, presenter and music buff Myf Warhurst, and comedian Joel Creasey.
Watch the promo video here.