Australia’s inaugural national final will be held this weekend in the Gold Coast. So, who is in contention to represent Australia at Eurovision 2019? Joshua Mayne takes you through the ten candidates and their competing songs.
Based on the studio version, the song “2000 and whatever” has become somewhat of a fan favorite in “Australia Decides”. However, the artist Electric Fields admit that performing for 6 television cameras is “a little bit out of our comfort zone.”
“In our Eurovision: Australia Decides- performance, we will use technology to tell a story,” says George Sheppard to ESCDaily. “We took a lot of inspiration from Sweden’s Eurovision win with “Heroes” by Mans Zelmerlöw”.
The names of the jury members for the Australian national selection for Eurovision 2019 have been revealed. Notable names on the jury are Melodifestivalen producer Christer Björkman and Australia’s Head of Delegation Paul Clarke.
“Eurovision responds to what I hasn’t seen before or experienced before,” says Paul Clarke in the lead-up to the Australian National Final. “Electric Fields and Kate Miller-Heidke are songs Eurovision will respond to instantly because they haven’t had that in the past.”