Australia Decides 2022: Erica Padilla releases her entry ‘To The Bottom’
Melbourne-based TikTok star and singer-songwriter Erica Padilla has released her song ‘To The Bottom’ that she will perform at ‘Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2022 on the Gold Coast.
In the start of February SBS, TikTok and production partner Blink TV announced that Erica Padilla won the inaugural ‘Eurovision - Australia Decides’ TikTok wildcard! She became the 11th act to compete with a chance to go to Eurovision 2022.
'To The Bottom' has been released in Australia, it will be officially released in each country at midnight on February 18.
Not long after the announcement the young singer spent time in Sydney with a busy schedule, recording her new song at the Church St Studios with producer and audio engineer Sean Carey.
In an interview with Aussievision Erica revealed that she opted for a self-penned track for her Australia Decides entry:
"When I first got the call that I was [the successful] wildcard Paul from Blink TV, told me that there were a lot of songs submissions that they could give me and that I could pick from and have a look out and see which one resonated with me the best. There [were] amazing songs in there. And I thought that, Australia would love these songs. But then I was thinking back to my artistry. And I was like, I love the songs, but I really want to show who I am as an artist. And Paul kind of hinted that I could send a demo of an original."
"I had that half an original song written, like two lines of a song. And I was like, look, I really want to do my own song. I got my best friend's Ally Eley, who's a name that you should remember. And then my little sister, Isabella. We wrote the song in two days. And then we got to mix on the third day, and then quickly sent off like a rough demo to Paul and the team. And I was like, What do you think? Like, do you think it's okay, and they were like no, yeah, we love it."
Erica joins ten other acts for the final of 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' on February 26 on the Gold Coast.
‘To The Bottom’ is available now on iTunes and for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.
Also follow our Spotify playlist of all the 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2022 songs here: