AUSTRALIA – Australia has great plans for its participation at Eurovision in 2018. Paul Clarke, chief of delegation and producer of the soon to be introduced, Eurovision Asia Song Contest, is already working on Australia’s song for 2018. The work will be carried out with Christer Björkman, the Swedish producer, something which Australia feels is essential in the selection of a good song.
There are questions about who will represent Australia, with many feeling that household names should be provided with an opportunity, something which could see Kylie Minogue, Delta Goodrem or Nick Cave appear on the Eurovision stage. The selection process for 2018 may copy the format of Melodifestivalen or the UK version, “You Decide”, something in-between both models, economical but of high quality.
The choice will be between six musical styles and artists, where one will be chosen to represent Australia, with other recording companies being provided with a platform to offer their services, since to date both SBS and Blink TV have only used Sony Music. It appears that Australia is looking to cement it’s place at Eurovision for the immediate future.