SBS and production partner Blink TV have announced three more acts to compete in the first ever national selection show Eurovision – Australia Decides in February 2019. Hosted on the Gold Coast and broadcast live and exclusively on SBS, Eurovision – Australia Decides will showcase 10 celebrated artists singing an original composition for their chance to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Sure to make an unforgettable impact on stage are legendary drag queen and reality television veteran Courtney Act with her song Fight for Love released today, charismatic pop star Aydan and 16-year old singer-songwriter Leea Nanos who has been selected as a wild card entry after her song submission blew judges away. Announced earlier this month, they join award-winning artist Kate Miller-Heidke, much-loved indie pop band Sheppard, pop-opera star Mark Vincent, modern electric-soul duo Electric Fields with three more acts still to be revealed, as well as the songs they will sing for their shot at Eurovision glory.
The three new Eurovision acts commented on what it was like to be chosen for the competition. Courtney explained her passion for performing saying, “To compete to represent Oz in Eurovision is second only to being on that stage in Tel Aviv and singing my lungs out for my country.” Aydan described his love of Eurovision:“It’s unbelievable to be participating. Having been a fan of Eurovision, it’s really hard to comprehend that I am going to have a shot at representing our country at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019.” And Leea commented on being the youngest competitor: “Being the youngest and most inexperienced in the competition I know I’ll need to really bring my A-game to the stage. It’s unreal that I’ve got this opportunity to perform on the same stage as all of these high-profile Australian artists – artists I admire and aspire to be like. I feel truly honoured.”
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