Australia’s love affair with Eurovision is set to continue, as it was confirmed this morning that the nation will return to the Contest for the fifth consecutive year when it takes place in Tel Aviv in May 2019. Broadcaster SBS’s Outgoing Managing Director Michael Ebeid made the announcement saying that Australia’s participation in 2019 was a ‘100% yes!’.
2018 will see Australia participate in Eurovision for the fourth time. What was supposed to be a one off in 2015 has become an annual thing for our friends down under. On all three occasions so far, Australia have opted to choose their acts and songs through an internal selection process and broadcaster SBS has announced that this is to continue for their pick in 2018.
You can have a great song, great staging and an endearing personality, but all this is lost if you are unable to bring the vocal performance that is expected of you on the big Eurovision stage. 2017 had no shortage of powerful vocals. Here are the contenders for Best Live Vocal at Eurovision NI Awards 2017.
The ground breaking announcement earlier this week that 2018 would see the launch of Eurovision Asia, had many supposing that this could put an end to Australia competing in Eurovision. Today however, Australian broadcaster SBS revealed that the EBU had extended an invite to Australia to compete in Lisbon at Eurovision 2018. This invitation has been accepted.
Eurovision 2017 gave us some noteworthy males with some great songs, great voices and great bodies. We have mulled over the criteria and have shortlisted our favourite six performers from the bunch for the category of Best Male at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017. Read on to find out who made the cut. The winners will be announced at the Eurovision NI Awards ceremony in October. Until then vote for your favourite in the poll.
What was meant to be a one off, has become a regular feature, as Australia compete at Eurovision for the third time in 2017. The theme of ex-talent show competitors continues as Isaiah Firebrace follows in the footsteps of X-Factor winner Dami Im and Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian.
Australia will compete for the third time in Eurovision 2017 with Isaiah Firebrace taking the helm and performing his song ‘Don’t Come Easy’. We get to know the singer a bit better with our feature article 10 Things About…Isaiah Firebrace!
Well well well, hasn’t the world of Eurovision been a busy one this week. Not only did we have the conclusion of national final season with the staging of the remaining selection shows, but the previously announced artists came out in force unveiling music videos for their Eurovision songs or debuting them for the first time. Check out our news round up of this week’s highlights.