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Joel Creasey tells why the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be the most competitive yet

Joel spills all on that special Eurovision magic...

By Tamara Cullen
Grab your sparkly attire and fine-tune your singing voices, because the biggest music competition in the world is almost upon us. But this year, Australians have all the power when it comes to choosing a representative for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Unlike previous years, where a team of industry experts chose who would head to Eurovision, the public will listen to some of the best voices in Australia and then vote for their favourite.
The winner will take the global stage at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv in Israel.
Delta Goodrem's 2016 The Voice winner Alfie Arcuri is one of the artists performing at Eurovision - Australia Decides.
Comedian Joel Creasey, who will co-host the live event on the Gold Coast alongside Myf Warhurst, believes the format will bring Australians even closer to the Eurovision extravaganza.
"We're putting the power in the hands of the Australian people, so fingers crossed they don't stuff it up!" the 28-year-old jokes.
"But the talent we have are all amazing. I'm thrilled to be hosting it."
Joel and Myf will be hosting Eurovision - Australia Decides.
While he may not be allowed to have a favourite, Joel can't hide his affection for one performer.
"I do love them all… but I've known Courtney Act for ages, and I'd love to see her take it," he says.
"But it's about celebrating Australian talent, and the Gold Coast [also home to the TV WEEK Logie Awards since 2018] is the perfect place to host it.
"Hopefully, the public will get around the talent and get excited for the big event [in May]!"
Joel hopes to see his close friend Courtney Act take on the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019.
Eurovision - Australia Decides airs Sunday, 8:30pm on SBS.

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