Australia: Tonight Australia decides who their representative is going to be

Tonight, on the 26th of February 2022, Australia will decide who their 2022 representative will be, and who is going to be the successor of Montaigne, who last year did not make it into the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The format

The format for the national final of Australia is called “Australia Decides”, and will be broadcast live on Australian TV channel SBS. Of course, you can also watch the show live on our “ESCplus Live: Multi-window”, so you do not need to miss one minute of all things Eurovision!

The show will air from 10:30 – 13:10 CET on Saturday February 26th 2022.

The acts

During Australia Decides 11 acts will perform, and afterwards the public as well as a professional jury will decide who will fly the Australian flag in Turin, Italy. The eventual winner will be decided by a 50/50 split between the professional and public jury votes.

The following acts will be competing:

  • Andrew Lambrou – Electrify
  • Charley – I Suck at Being Lonely
  • Erica Padilla – To the Bottom
  • G-Nat!on – Bite Me
  • Isaiah Firebrace & Evie Irie – When I’m With You
  • Jaguar Jonze – Little Fires
  • Jude York – I Won’t Need to Dream
  • Paulini – We Are One
  • Seann Miley Moore – My Body
  • Sheldon Riley – Not the Same
  • Voyager – Dreamer

Watch snippets of the competing songs below:

Australia Decides 2022, song snippets by Eurovision YouTuber Alan Torres

Names that catch the eye

One name that catches the eye is of course Isaiah Firebrace, who already competed for Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest of 2017, and came in 9th with his song “Don’t Come Easy”. Next to this name, another name catches the attention, which is Seann Miley Moore, who became social media famous because of his performance of the Queen song “Show Must Go On” during the auditions of Britain’s Got Talent back in 2015. And there is Sheldon Riley, the extravagant singer who gathered some social media fame with his auditions and performances during the Australian version of The Voice in 2018 and 2019.

Eurovision Song Contest 2022

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest will take place on May 10th (Semi-final 1), 12th (Semi-final 2), and on the 14th (Grand Final) in Turin, Italy. Australia will compete in the first half of the second Semi-final.

Watch it on ESCplus Live

To watch all your favorite Eurovision Song Contest events live, you go to the “ESCplus Live: Multi-window”, which you can find by clicking here. Watch one show or more at the same time; you can, with ESCplus Live!

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