It looks like Australia Decides, Australia’s national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, will not be returning next year.
SBS has unveiled its schedule for the new TV season and Australia Decides is nowhere to be found. In fact, in the list he published, it is mentioned at the end under the sign “absent”, along with two more television projects.
So far, Australian public television has not officially announced how Australia’s representative in Eurovision 2023 will be selected, although everything now indicates that we are heading for an internal selection.
Last year, SBS opened the deadline for submissions on August 26, closing a month later on September 26. Having already entered November and knowing that at least a month is required for the submission of entries, it seems that Australia will choose internally for Eurovision 2023.
Of course, this won’t be the first time this has happened, since from 2015 to 2018, as well as 2021, SBS selected its representatives for the competition internally.
This year, Australia was represented by Sheldon Riley with the song Not The Same, having previously won Australia Decides. Sheldon placed 15th in the final with 125 points, almost all from the juries.
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