AUSTRALIA – Broadcast live and exclusively on SBS from the Gold Coast, we are thrilled to announce that avant-garde performance artist Sheldon Riley, six-piece girl group G-Nat!on and charismatic pop star Andrew Lambrou will perform original songs for their chance to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy.
They join three previously announced artists – powerhouse entertainer PAULINI, multi-media artist Jaguar Jonze, and Australia’s 2017 Eurovision Song Contest representative, Isaiah Firebrace who will be singing a duet with a soon to be revealed Australian artist. Four more artists are still to be revealed.
It is no secret we adore Eurovision here at SBS, as do our returning hosts, Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey. Eurovision – Australia Decides will showcase the best of Australian music and bring us all closer to the Eurovision action.
The winner will be revealed during the Live TV Final which will be broadcast exclusively on SBS and SBS On Demand on Saturday 26 February. Mark your diaries!
For Sheldon Riley, watching the Eurovision Song Contest “has always been a highlight, waking up at 5am every year to watch from Australia… I always dare to dream, in my fashion and my music, bringing that little bit of Eurovision magic with me every time. It would be an honour to represent Australia and bring my sparkle to Europe!”
“It is so exciting to be a part of the creativity, inspiration and diversity that Eurovision brings every year,” shared Emma from G-Nat!on, “and we cannot wait to bring our song to life on the national stage. We hope our performance inspires other young people to be strong, powerful and confident in themselves – see you on the Gold Coast!”
“I’m so thrilled to be a part of Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022!” Andrew grew up watching Eurovision with his family, “admiring all that goes into it and seeing artists show their craft to the world, and to be a part of this show is like a dream come true. I’m so excited to show Australia my artistry, and to potentially represent my country in this amazing song contest is the most encouraging thought for me.”