Last chance to submit the next Australian Eurovision song

Last month, SBS announced the return of Eurovision – Australia Decides, giving Australians the chance to vote for the artist and song to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in the Netherlands.

From pop to hip hop, opera to electro and everything in between, SBS is calling on a diversity of songs and songwriters to submit an original composition as part of the national selection process via Song submissions for Eurovision – Australia Decides will close next Monday, 30 September at 23:59pm.

There are no limits on the number of songs composers and songwriters, both published and unpublished, are able to submit.

Songs will be shortlisted and announced, as will the ten Australian artists set to compete for their shot to represent Australia on the world’s biggest stage. Then, it’s up to the Australian public and a Jury to decide who will take the stage at the 65th Eurovision Song Contest.

SBS Commissioning Editor of Entertainment Josh Martin said:
“We have some exciting and surprising artists waiting in the wings, ready for the right song and this is the last chance for songwriters to submit an original composition. Australia is home to so many talented artists and songwriters, and SBS is proud to be able to provide this new international platform for the country’s incredibly creative and diverse music community.”

Creative Director of Eurovision – Australia Decides Paul Clarke said:
“One of the thrills for the year is hearing new songs come in to the SBS song portal. We are beginning to plan our show around them.

“One note to songwriters in this final week: this year feels like we have a lot of strong ballads – we are really looking for up-tempo songs to balance, so please, hit us with your dance bangers!”

In association with the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland, the City of Gold Coast, Screen Queensland and APRA AMCOS, Eurovision – Australia Decides will be presented at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 February and early bird tickets for the Opening Night Show, Matinee Show and Live TV Final are now on sale.

Hosted by SBS Eurovisionaries comedian Joel Creasey and music buff Myf Warhurst Eurovision – Australia Decides will showcase the best of Australian music and bring the nation closer to the Eurovision action.

Audiences are encouraged to vote for their favourite acts and the winner will be revealed during the Live TV Final broadcast live and exclusively on SBS on Saturday 8 February.

To submit a song or for more information on Eurovision – Australia Decides, visit:

Be a part of history and see it live at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

OPENING NIGHT SHOW Friday 7 February, 7.30pm AEST (Not televised)
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Jury Vote

MATINEE SHOW Saturday 8 February, 1.00pm AEST (Not televised)
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

LIVE TV FINAL Saturday 8 February, 7.30pm AEST (Live and Exclusive TV Broadcast on SBS)
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Public Vote and Winner Announced

Early bird tickets available until 30 September 2019:

Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020 airs live and exclusively on SBS on Saturday 8 February.

Broadcast times across Australia:
NSW/VIC/TAS/ACT 8:30pm – 11:00pm AEDT
QLD 7:30pm – 10:00pm AEST
SA 8:00pm – 10:30pm ACDT
WA 5:30pm – 8:00pm AWST
NT 7:00pm – 9:30pm ACST
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