• Dale Roberts

'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2022 song submissions close this weekend



Songwriters and artists have just two more days to submit their song for 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2022.


The song portal, supported by APRA AMCOS, which represents over 100,000 Australasian songwriters, composers and music publishers, will close on Sunday 26 September at 23:59pm AEST.



There are a number of rules for those submitting which include:

  • At least half of the composers/songwriters must be Australian citizens or permanent residents

  • The song must be English or an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander language

  • All the usual Eurovision rules (not political, within three minutes and not previously publicly available)


There's also no restrictions on the number of songs composers can submit.

Songs will be shortlisted and announced later this year, along with the 10 Australian artists set to compete for their shot to represent Australia on the world’s biggest stage.


The response has been strong so far with 'Eurovision – Australia Decides' Creative Director Paul Clarke saying on Monday:


“We are delighted that we’ve already received a few hundred songs, and we’re expecting just as many for the final week. We’ve started to work with some of the songwriters to place songs with some very exciting artists. Please keep the songs coming in!”

Artists who have hinted or said they are interested in competing next year as either an artist or songwriter include Tones and I, Alfie Arcuri and Leea Nanos.


The third edition of 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' will take place at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 February.