SBS launches TikTok contest to find Eurovision – Australia Decides wildcard

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• From December 14, Australians over 16 years of age can be in the running

SBS, Blink TV and TikTok have announced a national TikTok Wildcard contest to find an 11th artist to take part in Eurovision – Australia Decides on the Gold Coast in February 2022.

From December 14, Australians over 16 years of age can be in the running to become the TikTok Wildcard Artist to compete in Eurovision – Australia Decides. To enter, post a vocal performance clip, up to one minute long, with the hashtag #EurovisionAustralia on TikTok. What entrants sing and how they perform it is up to them. A panel of industry experts will then determine the winner, who will go on to round out a total line-up of 11 artists on the Gold Coast – all competing to represent Australia at Eurovision 2022 in Turin, Italy.

The TikTok Wildcard Artist contest via #EurovisionAustralia is open for submissions until Sunday, 16 January 2022. There are no restrictions on the number of videos artists can submit. Entrants can submit a video as individuals or as a group with up to six members in total.

For the terms and conditions, and further information about how to enter, click here.

The addition of the TikTok Wildcard contest to Eurovision – Australia Decides has nominated an ambassador to fly the flag for the new generation of Australian Eurovision entrants – Eurovision 2016 runner up, Dami Im

With the full line-up of artists for Eurovision – Australia Decides almost complete, SBS and Blink TV have a further four more artists to announce for the 2022 line-up. They are: Pop newcomer Charley, the fabulous Seann Miley Moore, Perth’s metal quintet Voyager and singer-songwriter Jude York, who will all perform original songs for their chance to represent Australia at Eurovision 2022.

They join six previously announced artists – Sheldon Riley, G-Nat!on, Andrew Lambrou, PAULINI, Jaguar Jonze, and Isaiah Firebrace who will be singing a duet with a soon-to-be-revealed Australian artist.

SBS head of entertainment, Emily Griggs, said: “Eurovision – Australia Decides has always nurtured and supported emerging artists, and this year we’ll be discovering new talent with the TikTok Wildcard contest. We are excited to begin a new chapter with our long-term production partner Blink TV, and TikTok, and have the privilege to bring new talent into the light and onto the stage. They could even end up on the world stage at the Eurovision Song Contest in Italy.

“We also welcome Charley, Voyager, Seann Miley Moore, and Jude York to our fantastic line-up. These artists give fans an indication of the scale and raw creativity that will be at the heart of Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022. This is going to be an epic show!”

Ollie Wards, director of music TikTok Australia and New Zealand, said:  “We’re excited to discover and add a TikTok Wildcard artist to this already incredible Eurovision – Australia Decides line-up. TikTok is now where music and artists are discovered, with opportunities for artists to connect with new fans every day. This additional opportunity for a great local act isn’t an every day gig though, where they could represent Australia on one of the world’s biggest musical stages. We can’t wait to see and elevate some amazing entries!”

Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst will be at the helm of SBS’s Eurovision – Australia Decides coverage. The winner will be revealed during the Live TV Final which will be broadcast exclusively on SBS and SBS On Demand on Saturday 26 February.

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