The semi final allocation draw for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest has given Australia a place in the first half of the second semi final. They are in the same show as strong nations such as Russia, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine and Hungary.
Ten past Eurovision participants have been revealed by Ceska Televize as the members of the International Jury for the Czech selection process. One of these ten members is Dami Im, the Australian superstar who reached the second place at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016.
Malo’ has qualified for the Grand Final of Destination Eurovision. The Australian singer-songwriter finished in third place during the first semi final with his song “Ciao”. Lisandro Cuxi won the show.
The European Broadcasting Union has revealed the semi final allocation draw pots. Australia is in pot 5 together with Israel, Austria, Czech Republic, Malta and San Marino.
The Australian-French singer-songwriter Malo’ is one of the participants in the French preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Destination Eurovision is the first national final of the new year.
A couple of days ago, our Australian reporter Joshua Mayne already put Jessica Mauboy on top of his list of possible acts for Australia in 2018.
Jessica Mauboy already took the Eurovision stage in 2014 as interval act, but actually taking part is something different. She tells this to ESCDaily and also reveals her plans for Lisbon!
Australia’s Head of Delegation Paul Clarke is delighted that Jessica Mauboy will represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. “Jessica Mauboy’s performance at ESC Copenhagen 2014 opened the door for Australia to compete at Eurovision,” he tells ESCDaily.
SBS had confirmed that Jessica Mauboy will represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon. Her song will be presented at a later stage.
After SBS have made an unexpectedly early announcement, revealing that Australia’s entrant for Eurovision 2018 will be announced on Monday, 11th December, Joshua Mayne discusses the possibilities for artist selection.