For the first time ever in Australia's four-year history of performing in the Eurovision Song Content, we the public will be deciding who we send as our entrant for 2019 and the song they will sing!
Eurovision 2019 marks Australia's fifth appearance at the music competition, with Jessica Mauboy representing the country in this year's contest final in Lisbon.
Following BNT's announcement regarding Bulgaria's withdrawal from the forthcoming 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, the EBU has released a statement.
The event is held on Friday, February 8 and Saturday 9 at a location to be announced, while the live show is at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on February 9. We've launched a song submission portal, which is now open until Sunday 4 November.
Bulgaria leaves the Eurovision Song Contest on the top. Many countries participating in Eurovision have local contests to select the song to represent their country.
"This will be the first time that Australians can enjoy a Eurovision show live on home soil and we are delighted to begin this next chapter in Australia's Eurovision journey with our long-term production partner Blink TV and new partners in Queensland - the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland and City of Gold Coast". Can we back it up with another worldwide smash hit?
It is not known which artists will take part, as SBS is calling on songwriters across Australia, of all ages and at all stages in their careers, to submit an original composition for consideration.
The contest will be hosted by our current Eurovision hosts, Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst.
"It's over to you Australia - let's give Europe our best".