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Australia's Next Eurovision Hopeful To Be Decided On The Gold Coast

Public to vote for best song and artist

Australia's Next Eurovision Hopeful To Be Decided On The Gold Coast

Fire up the wind machine and roll out the red carpet, Aussie stars will be putting on their sequinned best and heading to the Gold Coast in 2019, to decide who will compete in the next Eurovision song contest.

This time, the power to pick our country's champion will be in the people's hands.

SBS has announced the first ever Australian decider will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre over two nights in February, with the public able to vote on which song and artist will represent our country at the international song contest on in Tel Aviv in May.

The winner would follow in the footsteps of Guy Sebastian, Dami Im, Isaiah Firebrace and Jessica Mauboy.


After hosting the 2018 Logies as well, Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said the city's red carpet is really getting a workout.

"Our red carpet is so well used, I'm going to have to invest, in the next budget, in more red carpets," he joked.

Cr Tate said having the decider on the coast would help show the city off to our neighbours to the north.

"They're going to be talking about where Australia [and the] Gold Coast are, especially in the European markets," he said.

Deputy Mayor Donna Gates said local song writers can get their tunes in now.

"The writers get to put their work forward for judging and then we all get to go along and see the finalists and help to select the final representative for Australia, to go to Israel in May," she said.