Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Created by RadixIce on 17 Jan 2018

All the Australian entries in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Eurovision 2015 Vienna, 5th place in the grand final.

Translations:  French Greek Turkish 13 more

Eurovision 2016, Stockholm, 2nd place in the grand final.

Translations:  German Spanish Turkish 17 more

Eurovision 2017, Kyiv, 9th place in the grand final.

Translations:  Spanish French German 16 more
Comments
maluca    Wed, 14/02/2018 - 12:27

How come they let Australia participate?

RadixIce    Wed, 14/02/2018 - 12:30

Yeah, Australia is far away from the European Broadcasting area. But I'm okay with it unless juries overrate Australia :d

Osa    Thu, 15/02/2018 - 05:03

I think they invite a random country every year. Didn't they invite Japan once...? I forget.
But I read something like that. Regular smile

RadixIce    Thu, 15/02/2018 - 05:04

No, they don't... it only happened in 2015, and since then Australia is always invited :d

Loot    Thu, 15/02/2018 - 05:06

It was because of some anniversary in 2015, right? And for some reason, inexplicable to me, the Australians are huge fans of Eurovision. Omg smile

RadixIce    Thu, 15/02/2018 - 05:08

I actually don't know.... oh well, who isn't a fan of Eurovision anyways? It's my favorite tv programme Teeth smile

Loot    Thu, 15/02/2018 - 05:11

"On 10 February 2015, the EBU announced that in honour of the 60th anniversary of Eurovision, it had invited Australia to participate in the finals of the contest, represented by Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). SBS had been a long-time broadcaster of the event, which has had a large following in Australia. The Australian entry was placed directly in the grand final. Although it was considered a one-off event, if Australia were to win, SBS would have co-hosted the 2016 contest in a European host city of its choice." - Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_2015#Invitation_of...)

Osa    Thu, 15/02/2018 - 05:06

Oh, wow, weird. :O

RadixIce    Thu, 15/02/2018 - 05:08

Yeah, that's weird Teeth smile