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The iconic Aussie performers who will battle it out to compete at Eurovision 2022 have been revealed

''I've definitely got unfinished business.''

By Alana Mazzoni
The world's favourite singing tournament is back and more star-studded than ever before!
In the lead up to the event, SBS has revealed the first three artists set to battle it out for a shot at representing Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
Eurovision - Australia Decides will see iconic homegrown singers compete to represent the nation, with the public ultimately deciding who will go on to perform in the Italian city of Turin for the 66th instalment of the international singing tournament.
The first three acts to be revealed are a diverse mix of high-profile artists from across the musical spectrum setting the stage for a show like no other.
Isaiah Firebrace said he is "over the moon" to be jumping on stage for Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022. (Image: Getty)
Powerhouse entertainer Paulini, multi-media artist Jaguar Jonze, and Australia's 2017 Eurovision Song Contest representative Isaiah Firebrace, who will be singing a duet with a soon to be revealed Australian artist, are the first three contestants revealed to be battling it out.
Hosted by comedian Joel Creasey and music buff Myf Warhurst, Eurovision – Australia Decides will showcase the best of Australian music and talent.
Aussies are encouraged to vote for their favourite artist and song to represent the nation on the world's biggest stage. The winner will be revealed during the Live TV Final which will be broadcast on SBS on February 26.
Isaiah, who missed out to winner Montaigne in 2020, said he was "over the moon" to be jumping on stage for Eurovision – Australia Decides 2022, which will be filmed on the Gold Coast.
"When I first represented Australia at Eurovision in 2017, I was 17, it was my first time in Europe and I feel like everything was a blurry dream that went by so quickly - I've grown so much as a singer, a performer and as a person since then and I've definitely got unfinished business," he said.
"I can't tell you anything more except that I'm singing a duet with someone incredible and that we co-wrote the song. What I can tell you is that I cannot wait to share everything with you and that Eurovision – Australia Decides is going to be the biggest party on the Gold Coast."
Meanwhile, former Young Divas star Paulini said she can't wait to finally perform in front of a crowd again after the pandemic put an end to live music.
"That also means it's been a little while since I've been able to belt out any of the big notes I'm known for. But that is something the audience can definitely expect to hear in my new single which I'll be performing at Eurovision – Australia Decides," she said.
Paulini said she can't wait to finally perform in front of a crowd again after the pandemic put an end to live music. (Image: Getty)
"Eurovision to me is like the Olympics for singers! It brings together so many countries and cultures— and while it's a competition I see it as uniting much of the world through music."
Jaguar Jonze, who also competed in Eurovision - Australia Decides in 2020, said she's "honoured and bubbling with excitement" to compete for a shot at Eurovision 2022.
"The imagination, creativity and talent of the performances is always so inspirational, it's such a special place to express yourself as a musician and an artist," she said.
Jaguar Jonze said she's "honoured and bubbling with excitement" to compete for a shot at Eurovision 2022. (Image: Getty)
"My song is going to be a moment that celebrates our resilience and the little steps that lead to big change, as well as push my creative boundaries to another level. So much has happened since we were all together, and being back with the added strength of my Eurovision family and fanbase will make it a show worth waiting for."
As for what they'll all be singing, more than 700 songs were submitted to the Eurovision – Australia Decides song portal during the four-week entry period.
Shortlisted songs are in the process of being matched with artists and all will be revealed soon.

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