Multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke, pop band Sheppard, pop-opera act Mark Vincent and electric-soul duo Electric Fields will all compete for their chance to represent the country at Eurovision 2019.

The aforementioned are the first four of 10 acts who will compete in the national selection show Eurovision – Australia Decides on February 9.

The competition will take place on the Gold Coast and be broadcast live on SBS as part of a partnership between Tourism and Events Queensland and the City of Gold Coast.

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Sheppard said:

“We’re excited at the prospect of representing Australia in what feels like the pop music Olympics. The fact that this is the first time the show has ever taken part in Australia and letting the public decide who gets to go to the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 is really exciting for us. It will be an historic television event that we look forward to being a part of!” 

Kate Miller-Heidke said:

“I’ve never done anything like this before. I do feel vulnerable putting myself out there in a competitive setting. I’m trying to ignore that element, and thinking of it as a very eclectic celebration of Australian music. I think there will be a lot of solidarity amongst the performers.”

Mark Vincent said:

“This opportunity to compete in Eurovision – Australia Decides means everything to me. I’ve been a Eurovision fan since I was young and love the incredible voices and talents that have emerged. I’m going to bring everything I’ve got to the stage. I’ve been working my entire life for this moment, and I can’t wait to perform for you.”