Australia | Details of National Final 'Eurovision: Australia Decides' Revealed
With rumours flying around the past few weeks about the chance of Australian broadcaster SBS choosing to use a National Selection process to find their Eurovision Song Contest 2019 song have been confirmed today with Australian media 'The Courier Mail' reporting that Australia's head of delegation Paul Clarke has released the first batch of information about the plans for a National Final - titled 'Eurovision: Australia Decides' - to take place on February 9th 2019.
Following a bidding process between some of the biggest Australian cities, the Gold Coast has come out on top of Sydney and Melbourne as the host site for the national final next February - with the show set to be hosted in the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. The plans suggest that the outcome of the national final will be decided with a 50/50 split between jury voting and a televote - with the juries voting at a special jury final the night before. SBS have released this promotional video on their Twitter account:
With the amount of talent in Australia we can't wait to see the outcome of this National Final and imagine it is going to be an excellent event. Check out Team Eurovoxx's reaction video to Jessica Mauboy being selected as their 2018 performer below.
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