The unthinkable has happened — Australia is competing in Eurovision. Now the question is, who should our lucky performer be?
At long last, it’s finally happened. Australia has been invited to compete in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.
Please everybody, just stay calm.
Following the always fabulous Jessica Mauboy’s special guest appearance at last year’s Eurovision event in Denmark, the good people at the European Broadcasting Union and the host broadcaster, Austria’s state television network ORF, have kindly invited SBS, which broadcasts the show in Australia, to field a candidate.
Word on the street is that the Australia candiate will be a one-off wild card entry in the final stage of the competition. This addition will bring the number of countries competing in Vienna to 40 and as Australia will be an official competitor, audience members with a +61 country code will be allowed to vote for the first time.
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual song competition held among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union since 1956. Each member country submits a song to be performed on live television and radio and then casts votes for the other countries’ songs to determine the most popular song in the competition. The contest has been broadcast every year since its inauguration in 1956 and is one of the longest-running television programmes in the world.
It’s about big songs and even bigger costumes, so now the only question is, who should Australia send?
This is serious business people, and not a decision to be made lightly.
Click through the gallery above to see who we think should be Australia’s entry into the Eurovision Song Contest.
Who do you think Australia should send to Eurovision?