Australia’s national broadcaster SBS has revealed the five members of the Australian jury for this week’s Eurovision Song Contest, as well as who will reveal their illustrious and highly sought after douze points in Turin.
The jury members who have been selected to make up 50% of Australia’s vote in Semi-Final 2 on Thursday and the Grand Final on Saturday are:
- Dylan Lewis, veteran television and radio host, musician in his own right, and host of this year’s green room at Eurovision – Australia Decides
- Montaigne, art-pop auteur, winner of Australia Decides in 2020 and Australia’s Eurovision representative in 2021
- Matt Okine, stand-up comedian, radio host, actor and rapper also known as one half of the hip-hop duo Boilermakers
- Bridget Hustwaite, music presenter and radio host of Good Nights, the flagship new music program on Australian national radio station Triple J
- Milly Petriella, Director of Member Relations and Partnerships at APRA AMCOS, Australia’s premier copyright management organisation for musicians, representing over 100,000 artists
In exciting news for those of you familiar with the first iteration of Australia Decides in 2019, or indeed fans of the television juggernaut RuPaul’s Drag Race, singer and drag icon Courtney Act will return to the Eurovision arena to be the face of Australian voting this year, presenting the nation’s jury points on Sunday morning her time.
In a press release from SBS, Act said, “I tried the Eurovision front door on Eurovision – Australia Decides 2019 to no avail, so now it’s the Eurovision side door to be the Aussie score announcer on the big night! I’m so excited to cheer on Sheldon (Riley, Australia’s 2022 Eurovision entrant), look fab, and enjoy a magnificent night of camp and music.”