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Australia: National final to return to Gold Coast in 2020, call for songs open

Today, Australian broadcaster SBS confirmed that Eurovision – Australia Decides will return to the Gold Coast in February 2020, giving Australians the chance to vote for the artist and song to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands. Fresh from the top 10 finish of last year’s entry Kate Miller-Heidke, Australia hopes for yet another great result through this selection method.

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Eurovision – Australia Decides will be presented at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 February and tickets for the Opening Night Show, Matinee Show and Live TV Final are now on sale.

“There will be some surprises in the format, and some real surprises about who will be competing. “

Paul Clarke, CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF EUROVISION – AUSTRALIA DECIDES 

 

While producers tease some surprises in the show format, we do know that there will be one live show where a winner will be revealed.

The full schedule of Eurovision weekend in Australia is:

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

Interested artists can now submit entries through the SBS portal. The song portal is now open for submissions until 30 September 2019. There are no restrictions on the number of songs composers and songwriters, both published and unpublished, can submit.



Source : SBS

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