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  • Writer's pictureKyriakos Tsinivits

‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’ TikTok wildcard: the contenders so far

Back in December, SBS launched a national TikTok contest to find the next ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’ artist to join the 2022 line up on the Gold Coast.

Participants were to audition by posting a video on the platform using the #EurovisionAustralia hashtag.

So far the hashtag has garnered over 28 million views on TikTok with a lot of Aussies submitting their videos online.

Below we'll showcase some of the video auditions for the TikTok Wildcard contest so far:

Erica Padilla

Erica Padilla has become a TikTok sensation, her #EurovisionAustralia videos accumulate thousands and thousands of views with Erica showcasing her amazing vocals with original music and covers from various artists from Adele, ABBA, Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo.

Her audition video posted on January 3 (shown above) is a cover of Bishop Briggs' song 'River'. In just three days it has amassed over 3 million views.


Beks is a Brisbane-based pop singer and song writer who auditioned with her original song 'The Thing About Us' previously released in December 2020. She co-wrote the song with Cam Nacson and Tamika Nacson. Cam Nacson has previously released a song with Alfie Arcuri and is working with Sheldon Riley on his 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' entry for this year.

Eilish Gilligan

Eilish Gilligan has a connection with a past Australian Eurovision artist! Eilish opened for Montaigne's show in early 2021. In her #EurovisionAustralia video she showcases an original song. On Spotify her most streamed song 'S.M.F.Y.' was released in 2018 and has over 417 thousand streams.

Leea Nanos

A familiar face to 'Australia Decides' Leea Nanos (aka Leea) is a prominent TikToker with her videos amassing hundreds of thousands of views. Leea featured in the inaugural 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' in 2019 with her co-written song 'Set Me Free'. She has auditioned with an original song of hers, 'Sayonara', so far unreleased.


Jayde is known within the Eurovision fan community. In her audition she showcases, in a capella style, one of the most popular Eurovision winning entries ever, 'Euphoria' by Loreen with various harmonies.

TikTok wildcard contest

Think you've got what it takes to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest?

There is still time to upload your audition video on to TokTok.

Here are a couple things you need to know:

  • To enter you need to be Australian and over 16 years of age

  • You need to post a vocal performance clip, up to one minute long on TikTok

  • Don't forget to use the hashtag #EurovisionAustralia

  • You can sing what ever you like

  • You can perform the song how ever you like

  • There are no restrictions on the number of videos you can submit

  • You can submit a video as an individual or as a group with up to six members in total

  • The competition ends on Sunday 16 January 2022 at 11:59PM (AEST)

A panel of industry experts will determine the winner, who will go on to round out a total line-up of 11 incredible artists on the Gold Coast - all chasing their dreams to represent Australia at Eurovision 2022 in Turin, Italy.

For the terms and conditions, and further information about how to enter, visit and follow @sbsaustralia on TikTok.


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