Australia Set To Compete In Eurovision Again


After last years “once off” inclusion of Australia in the Eurovision, the country is set to compete again in 2016.


Last years Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna included Australia as an entry for the first time ever. Although the news was met with confusion from many viewers, according to the European Broadcasting Union feedback was largely positive. So positive in fact, that the Aussies will be back next year for the 60th Anniversary of the song contest.

“The feedback we got from viewers, fans, press and the broadcasters after Australia’s participation in Vienna was overwhelmingly positive,” said Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the contest.

“We strongly believe the Eurovision Song Contest has the potential to evolve organically into a truly global event. Australia’s continued participation is an exciting step in that direction.

“It remains to be seen what such an event may look like in the long run,” Sand concluded.
Following Sweden’s victory last year, the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Ericsson Globe in Stockholm in May 2016.

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