Following news that MTV Unplugged will premiere in Australia later this year, MTV Australia have announced a competition looking for undiscovered artists to showcase on the program. 

The competition, which opens today, will see four Aussie singer-songwriters flown to Melbourne to perform one cover song from Unplugged's huge catalogue and one original track in front of the in-studio audience and music industry heavyweights. 

The winning artists will get the full 'Unplugged' experience too, with their story to be told in a content series which will air on MTV. 

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To enter, artists simply need to submit a video of themselves performing their original song. Entries close on 9 July; click here for more details. 

It comes after Gang Of Youths were confirmed as the first act to perform on the Australian-first MTV Unplugged

Speaking to The Music this month, bass player Max Dunn said, "It's pretty mind-blowing, like it is pretty cool.

"Get to make songs sound a certain way and give people a more genuine experience of the melody."