Australia: SBS confirms internal selection for 2023 and Dami Im declares her interest!

A few moments ago, the Australian Public Broadcaster SBS confirmed that the show “Australia Decides” will not return for Eurovision 2023, shifting to an internal selection for the artist and the song that will represent Australia at the Eurovision 2023 which will take place in Liverpool on behalf of Ukraine.

We have previously wrote about the change of the selection process, since the show was not included in the schedule of the broadcaster for 2023 as well as the submission period last year opened in August. Some people online rushed to discredit our article but we are happy that once again, Eurovisionfun is proven to be a reliable source for Eurovision news not only for Greece but beyond.

SBS mentions in the statement:

“We are thrilled to confirm that Australia will once again compete in the 67th Eurovision Song Contest next year, with hosts Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey at the helm. However, after three years of celebrating and working with local music artists through our Eurovision selection show, Eurovision – Australia Decides, we’ve made the difficult decision not to go ahead with the program in 2023.”

Over the past few months, we have been exploring ways we could deliver the event to Australian audiences next year however, a variety of factors contributed to us coming to this decision.

We are proud to continue to be the home of the Eurovision Song Contest and we look forward to celebrating 40 years of broadcasting Eurovision to all Australians in the coming year.”

Dami Im, the artist that brought Australia its best result, coming 2nd in Eurovision 2016, was quick to react to the news, stating that she is interested to represent the country one more time:

Australia was represented in Eurovision 2022 by Sheldon Riley and the song “Not the Same”, coming 15th with 125 points, the vast majority of which came from the juries (123) and 2 points came from the televote.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun!

Source: Eurovoix

 

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