SBS launches national TikTok contest to find the next ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’ artist
This year there will be an additional artist added to the already incredible line-up, including the four artists revealed today!
SBS, Blink TV and TikTok have today announced a national TikTok Wildcard contest to find an 11th artist to take part in ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’ on the Gold Coast in February 2022.
Think you've got what it takes to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest?
From today, Australians over 16 years of age can be in the running to become the TikTok Wildcard Artist to compete in ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’. Just post a vocal performance clip, up to one minute long, with the hashtag #EurovisionAustralia on TikTok.
What entrants sing and how they perform it is up to them! A panel of industry experts will then 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.
SBS Head of Entertainment, Emily Griggs, said:
“Eurovision – Australia Decides has always nurtured and supported emerging artists, and this year we’ll be discovering new talent with the TikTok Wildcard contest. We are excited to begin a new chapter with our long-term production partner Blink TV, and TikTok, and have the privilege to bring new talent into the light and onto the stage. They could even end up on the world stage at the Eurovision Song Contest in Italy.
Ollie Wards, Director of Music TikTok Australia and New Zealand:
"We're excited to discover and add a TikTok Wildcard artist to this already incredible Eurovision – Australia Decides line-up. TikTok is now where music and artists are discovered, with opportunities for artists to connect with new fans every day. This additional opportunity for a great local act isn't an every day gig though, where they could represent Australia on one of the world's biggest musical stages. We can't wait to see and elevate some amazing entries!"
Creative Director of Eurovision – Australia Decides, Paul Clarke, said:
"These four new artists complete our 10, but at Eurovision everyone is welcome. That’s why it’s such an exciting initiative with TikTok to find the TikTok Wildcard Artist for 2022 from all the millions of users of TikTok in Australia - one of them will be on our stage in February. Four great new artists, KEiiNO, and the TikTok Wildcard Artist! This is one of our biggest announcements ever, now we can concentrate on making Australia Decides a brilliant show - please come along and don’t miss out, it’s going to be our best yet."
There are no restrictions on the number of videos artists can submit. Entrants can submit a video as individuals or as a group with up to six members in total.
The addition of the TikTok Wildcard contest to ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides’ is so exciting that it deserves an ambassador to fly the flag for the new generation of Australian Eurovision entrants - and who better than Eurovision 2016 runner up, Dami Im. Check out Dami’s TikTok account for all her tips and tricks on how to curate a powerful, Eurovision-worthy performance.
For the terms and conditions, and further information about how to enter, visit sbs.com.au/eurovision and follow @sbsaustralia on TikTok.