Aussievision Song Contest - songs, voting and jurors
The inaugural Aussievision Song Contest is an online competition for Eurovision fans during the lonely and quiet off-season. It is based on the actual competition with a song and entry chosen for each State and Territory in Australia. The songs had to be released from September 1 last year (same as Eurovision) and the artist must have some connection with the State or Territory they are representing.
Choosing the artists
A shortlist of artists/songs were put together by ourselves based on chart performance and suggestions made by our social media followers. There were then 'State Finals' where people got to vote
So who is representing each State and Territory?
Peking Duk - Wasted (ACT)
5SOS - Youngblood (NSW)
Jessica Mauboy - Then I Met You (NT)
Amy Shark - I Said Hi (QLD)
Sia - Flames (SA)
Wolfe Brothers - Ain't Seen it Yet (TAS)
Kylie Minogue - Dancing (VIC)
Troye Sivan - My My My (WA)
You can see/listen to all songs on our YouTube playlist.
Public vote (two-thirds of the vote)
Voting is open now and you can vote for all songs NOT from your State and Territory. International voters can vote for all songs.
The public vote from the below regions will rank from 12 points down to 1 point regardless of their population size (same as Eurovision).
Rest of the World
The rest of the vote will be decided by the juries. Jury members have been selected form both Australia and abroad. There will be at least 10 members with the following confirmed jury members:
Lidia Isac - Eurovision entrant for Moldova in 2016
Chris Holland from Gold1043 and back-up juror for Australia in 2015
Lisa-Jayne Lewis - Music Journalist, Eurovision commentator and Manager to Slavko Kalezic.
Ellie Chalkley from ESCInsight site and podcast
Jono Duffy - Creative Director of Iceland 2016 (Greta Salome) and originally from Australia
Robyn Gallagher - Contributing Editor at WIwibloggs from New Zealand
Renee Pozzi - composer from Western Australia, her songs include Paula's 1 2 3 which made the final of the Lithuanian National Final this year.
Andy Claus from Australian based popmusic podcast 'Popchops'
Daniel Schmidt from Australia based podcast 'AdeLOL'
I don't know all those songs where can I listen to them?
We have put together a YouTube playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwQwd8nO1xRcpAwAf-eh_VJfuYqGSFQ9