Two women will compete in SBS’s Eurovision – Australia Decides next month, as the nation’s first selection show to decide which performer will represent the country at the international song competition. The three acts who will perform in the live televised final will compete at the Gold Coast Conevention and Exhibition Centre at 7:30pm on Saturday 9 February.

Rock music icon Ella Hooper is well known for her debut in rock-pop band Killing Heidi saying, “It’s very exciting to be involved in anything that is the first of its kind, and in recent years I have become more and more fascinated with Eurovision, so it’s perfect timing! I’m hoping to bring a bit of traditional rock ‘n’ roll energy to a bombastic performance of a meaningful pop song”.

Bona fide Australian pop legend Tania Doko is best known for her success in ARIA Award-winning pop duo Bachelor Girl, commenting on the opportunity, “This is one of those unplanned, didn’t-see-this-coming little chapter in my career I’m embracing with a sense of adventure and excitement. Then, as a songwriter performing a song I co-wrote, there’s the icing on the cake right there”.

Up against Ella and Tania will be The Voice winner Alfie Arcuri. Hosted by radio host and music buff Myf Warhurst, and comedian Joel Creasey, Eurovision – Australia Decides will showcase some of the best of Australian music and bring the nation closer to the Eurovision action.

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