Australia: Blink TV encourages local composers to submit songs

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Blink TV, has opened a call for composers and artists to submit songs for Eurovision 2015 – with the submission period concluding on Friday 20 February.

ESCToday contacted Blink TV in order to shed more light on this matter:

Blink TV told ESCToday that it’s encouraging Australian composers to submit a song for Eurovision 2015. The call for songs is not only limited to Australian composers, international composers can submit their entries too, but preference will be given to local entries.  The 2015 Australian Eurovision entry and representative will be revealed in the coming weeks, most likely by early March.

Blink TV published the requirements for song and artist submission:

  • The deadline for submissions is 17.00hrs (AEDT) on Friday 20 February 2015
  • Songs must be no longer than 3 minutes in duration
  • Preference is for Australian artists and song writers
  • Song must not have been commercially released and/or publicly performed in full or in part before 1 September 2014

Blink TV and SBS are currently are currently approaching  professional artists and record companies in their quest to select the 2015 Australian Eurovision act and entry.

Australia competing in Eurovision 2015 has made headlines all over the globe after EBU’s announcement last week The Aussies are going for an internal selection in order to select their Eurovision entry.

Julia Zemiro, Australian Eurovision 2015 commentator and SBS host has revealed that the 2015 Aussie Eurovision representative will be announced by the first of week of March.

 SBS has confirmed to ESCToday that it will be selecting its Eurovision entry and act via an internal selection. The announcement is expected to be made in the coming weeks. Competing countries have a deadline until 16 March to select their Eurovision acts and songs for Vienna.

SBS will be collaborating once again with its production partner Blink TV Australia, both of them will be resposible to deliberate the 2015 Australian Eurovision entry. Australia and SBS have been broadcasting Eurovision since 30 years.

Blink TV Australia, led by award winning writer and director Paul Clarke, have been producing Eurovision with Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang for SBS since 2009 and their strong partnership with SBS has successfully made Eurovision a must watch television event for Australian audiences.

Australia will air and vote in all 3 Eurovision Song Contest shows. SBS One will air the grand final live on 24 May Sunday morning  and will rebroadcast the show on Sunday evening. The Aussies will be able to vote in the event for the very first time along with a pre-elected jury. Julia Zamiro and Sam Pang will once again be responsible to introduce the Aussie audience to the contest and commentate during the shows.

Who should represent Australia in Vienna?

The big question all Eurovision fans down under and across the globe are asking is who will fly the Aussie flag in Vienna? Will it be Kylie Minogue? Courtney Act? Sia? Gina G?…..

This has become one of the most anticipated questions among Eurovision fans throughout the globe. Social media portals such as Facebook and Twitter are hot on the iron speculating the names of the potential Aussie candidates. We just gotta wait a tad longer as the suspense will be over in a couple of weeks.  Will it be a novelty act? famous singer? relatively unknown artist? internationally acclaimed Australian singer?

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