News as a bomb after the names of Delta Goodrem, Peking Duk and Ricki Lee Coulter, came forward as potential acts to compete in Australias national final 

The report of  Gold Coast Events, Tourism and Governance Committee’ meeting, unveiled as potential national final competing acts some of the biggest names in Australia’s music industry that have crossed the country’s boundaries. But lets take a closer look to these first names of Australias first national final:

DELTA GOODREM

The 34 year old artist is apart from a singer, a compose and actress too. She has a lot of a hits on her account, among which 9 singles sthat reached No1 and another 17 songs that achieved a top 10 placing in Australia’s charts. She is considered one of the most popular act in her country while a wide number of fans would like to see her on the Eurovision stage. Additionally she experiences being one of the judges in The Voice of Australia, scoring two times victory.

Peking Duk 

The duet that was formed in 2010 write, compose and produce songs themselves. The song High is their biggest hit up to date.

Ricki Lee Coulter

The 33 year old act has rich artistic activity on her account , as a singer, actress and T.V and radio presenter. Despite her several radio hits the last years at present time she works in the T.V scene. One of her significant T.V activities was hosting the Australian Idol show. 

THE ORGANIZATION AND THE PROCESS TO THE FINAL 

Alongside with the big names revealed as potentional national final contestants, more details on the national final project went public today:
Tha national final will consist of three shows that will take place over two days. A total of 10- 12 acts will compete in the national final  in which the winner will be determined by a 50% of public voting and another 50% of jury voting. All live shows are exprected to gather about 12.ooo speactators while T.V ratings are expected to reach a number of 2.500.ooo viewers, but even with smaller numbers still the are remarkable for the country’s average numbers.
 
Blink TV is already in discussions with the best Australian composers and songwriters in order to submit their original songs. Following this all songwriters will collaborate with  SBS and Blink TV,  in order to match the songs with popular names from the country’s music scene. Some of the names mentioned previously above are  Delta Goodrem, Peking Duk and Ricki Lee Coulter. The performers must collaborate with the songwriters the time left before the end of the year, so as the songs are released before Christmas holidays  in order to become more known and likeable to a wider audience.

The provisional timeline Eurovision: Australia Decides includes the following:

November 2018: Selected songwriters and composers listed on website event

November– December 2018: Stranggered announcement of acts

December 2018: Recording and release of the candidates songs and match them with the acts.

Unveiling the key sponsors

Presale of tickets

January 2019: Unveil special guests 

9 Φεβρουαρίου 2019: National final “Australia Decides”

More details about the Australian national final can be found in our previous post

In 2018 Australia was represented by Jessica Mauboy and her entry We Got Love in Lisbon which finished in 2oth position.

What do you think of Australia’s new format of national selection? Do you think it can bring back the successful results of the first years? Stay tuned on the INFE Network for more news about the Australian national selection for Eurovision 2019.