SBS revealed today the running order of the upcoming Australian national final Eurovision:  Australia Decides 2020 which will see 10 acts battle for the ticket to Rotterdam. 

Australia is set to hold its second Eurovision national final on Saturday 8 February at the Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The show will be co-produced by SBS and Blink TV Australia and will be hosted by radio host, presenter and music buff Myf Warhurst, and comedian Joel Creasey.

The running order of the national final follows below:

  1. iOTA – “Life”
  2. Jordan-Ravi – “Pushing Stars”
  3. Jaguar Jonze – “Rabbit Hole”
  4. Jack Vidgen – “I Am King I Am Queen” 
  5. Vanessa Amorosi  – “Lessons of Love”
  6. Diana Rouvas – “Can We Make Heaven”
  7. Mitch Tambo – “Together”
  8. Casey Donovan – “Proud”
  9. Montaigne – “Don’t Break Me”
  10. Didirri – “Raw Stuff”

The outcome of the final will be determined 50% by jury voting and the other 50% by public voting.

The Eurovision Story so Far

Australia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest five times since their debut at the 2015 contest in Vienna. Although Australia’s first  participation in the 2015 contest was set to be a single time participation, the country was invited to take part in the following years successively. Last year after an agreement with EBU, Australia secured its participation up to 2023.

The country’s best result in the contest is Dami Im’s 2nd place in 2016. Australia has also finished in the top ten in three of its other appearances in the contest, with Guy Sebastian finishing fifth in 2015, and Isaiah Firebrace finishing ninth in 2017 . In 2019 , Kate Miller Heidke won the first national final to take place in the country and represented the land of Down Under at Tel Aviv with her song “Zero Gravity”. Kate achieved a 9th placing marking the country’s return back in the top 10.

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