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  • Writer's pictureKyriakos Tsinivits

When can we expect news of Australia's Eurovision 2024 artist and song



Back in December 2023, the EBU revealed, to the relief of many Aussie Eurofans, that Australia will be returning to the Eurovision Song Contest. 


2024, marks the ninth appearance Australia will make on the big Eurovision stage since 2015, when invited to compete as a “one-off event”.


Now comes the time when we patiently wait to see who will represent Australia and when we get to listen to the Eurovision entry. 


Now the rumour mill continues to churn that one of the Minogue’s, *cough cough* Dannii, might be representing Australia, thanks to THAT Eurovision retweet. News that she has a new single coming out next week, written with DNA Songs, the team who wrote four of Australia’s Eurovision songs had added fuel to that fire. So you can see why people have jumped on the Dannii bandwagon. 


Quite frankly no one yet knows who will be representing Australia, but we can try to predict when we could expect to get an artist announcement and song reveal.


To do this we can look back on the last decade of Australia’s Eurovision announcements. 


Let’s first review when the artist reveal has occurred for Australia.


When artists have been revealed


Previously, the announcements of who will be Australia's Eurovision artist have taken place on these dates:


  • 5 March 2015: Guy Sebastian announced for Eurovision 2015

  • 3 March 2016: Dami Im announced for Eurovision 2016

  • 7 March 2017: Isaiah announced for Eurovision 2017

  • 11 December 2017: Jessica Mauboy announced for Eurovision 2018

  • 2 December 2018 to 18 January 2019: Australia Decides 2019 artists revealed

  • 8 November to 16 December 2019: Australia Decides 2020 artists revealed

  • 2 April 2020: Montaigne internally selected for Eurovision 2021

  • 28 October 2021 to 4 February 2022: Australia Decides 2022 artists revealed

  • 21 February 2023: Voyager announced for Eurovision 2023


Now what we can rule out of these dates are the artists revealed for Australia Decides.


Australia’s Eurovision national final was first held in 2019 and then in 2020 and 2022 on the Gold Coast. There has been no announcement of a return to the national final for Australia and given January is nearly over it’s extremely unlikely to occur this year based on announcements from previous years. So it's highly likely Australia is selecting their artist internally. 


A late February or early March announcement?


When we look at the dates when Australia internally selected an artist, four times out of six Australia’s Eurovision artist was announced in the last week of February to the first week of March.


So based on past announcements, we can assume we have a whole month to still wait until we hear any news from SBS. 

What about the song?


Ok, so an artist announcement is possible a month away, when can we expect the song to be released?  


Previously, the release dates of Australia's Eurovision songs have been:


  • 7 April 2015: ‘Tonight Again’ released

  • 11 March 2016: ‘Sound of Silence’ released

  • 7 March 2017: ‘Don’t Come Easy’ released

  • 8 March 2018: ‘We Got Love’ released 

  • 25 January 2019: Australia Decides 2019 winning song ‘Zero Gravity’ released 

  • 31 January 2020: Australia Decides 2020 winning song ‘Don’t Break Me’ released

  • 4 March 2021: ‘Technicolour’ released

  • 15 February 2022: Australia Decides 2022 winning song ‘Not The Same’ released 

  • 21 February 2023: ‘Promise’ released


So looking at just the times when Australia internally selected their artist, four out of six times Australia’s Eurovision song has been released in March.


The earliest ever being last year when Voyager revealed they will be competing in Liverpool with the song ‘Promise’ in February.


If we get our artist announcement in a month, we could be waiting a few weeks after that for Australia’s song.


Only twice has the artist announcement and song happen on the same day, in 2017 and 2023. 


Looking at these dates it tells us that Australian Eurovision fans may still have to wait a little longer.


Any sort of news may be at least a month away.


Or we can get news tomorrow!


Nevertheless, we are excited for that day to arrive!


Who would compete for Australia? Well back in June 2023 we put together a top ten after a vote from Eurovision fans, check it out here.


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