SBS and Blink TV have announced the first song and final four artists to compete in Eurovision – Australia Decides in February 2020.
The event, to be hosted in the Gold Coast, will be broadcast live on SBS on Saturday 8 February.
Contenders will vie for their chance to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Among the artists competing for a chance to represent Australia are The Voice 2019 winner Diana Rouvas, Australia’s Got Talent 2011 winner Jack Vidgen, 19-year-old emerging singer-songwriter from Darwin Jordan-Ravi and Taiwanese-Australian multi-media artist Jaguar Jonze.
Diana Rouvas said: “I’m really excited to be in Eurovision – Australia Decides. As a Greek Australian, I am proud to represent the culture that our country is rich and abundant in, and I’d be so honoured to stand on that stage for Australia! It’s an incredible opportunity for any artist. I’d be bringing my true authentic self to the stage… my life’s work and dreams into that moment, and would be proud to earn a position on that stage and represent my country.”
The opening night show takes place at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre at 7.30pm on Friday 7 February (not televised) with a matinee show at 1pm on Saturday 8 February (not televised). The live finale will be televised on Saturday 8 February at 7.30pm.