“It has always been the highlight, waking up at 5am every year to watch from Australia."
SBS has revealed three more artists to join the Eurovision – Australia Decides line-up in February.
The annual contest sees a range of iconic local artists battle it out to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in Turn, Italy, next year.
Hosted on the Gold Coast and broadcast via SBS, avant-garde performance artist Sheldon Riley, six-piece girl group G-Nat!on and charismatic pop star Andrew Lambrou will perform original songs for their chance to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
They join three previously announced artists PAULINI, Jaguar Jonze and Isaiah Firebrace.
“It has always been the highlight, waking up at 5am every year to watch from Australia," Sheldon Riley said of the announcement. "Growing up on the Gold Coast, watching Conchita for the first time was proof to me that the world will choose different if given the chance to see it. I am different but I have found my place on mainstream television where I never fit the mould, on radio that has never played music like mine, festivals you’d never think I’d fit the bill for because I always dare to dream... in my fashion and my music always bringing that little bit of Eurovision magic with me every time."
Emma from G-Nat!on also shared her excitement, "We are beyond honoured to be the first ever girl-group to perform at Eurovision – Australia Decides! It is so exciting to be a part of the creativity, inspiration, and diversity that Eurovision brings every year, and we cannot wait to bring our song to life on the national stage. We hope our performance inspires other young people to be strong, powerful, and confident in themselves."
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Andrew Lambrou added his jubilation, stating, "I’m so thrilled to be a part of Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022! I’ve grown up watching Eurovision with my family, admiring all that goes into it and seeing artists show their craft to the world, and to be a part of this show is like a dream come true. I’m so excited to show Australia my artistry, and to potentially represent my country in this amazing song contest is the most encouraging thought for me.”
The winner will be revealed during the Live TV Final which will be broadcast exclusively on SBS and SBS On Demand on Saturday 26 February.