Australia Is Going To Be Participating In This Year's Eurovision Song Contest
Even though the competition is called EURO-vision.
Australia is going to be competing in Eurovision.
Eurovision Song Contest executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand said:
It's a daring and at the same time incredibly exciting move. It is our way of saying; let's celebrate this party together!
At the very heart of the Eurovision Song Contest is the importance of bringing countries together to celebrate diversity, music and culture. We have admired and respected SBS's support of Eurovision for many years now and wanted to extend the invitation for Australia to join us in this special 60th Anniversary of the Contest. It would be remiss of us to throw the world's biggest party and not invite our Australian friends, who have such a long history and connection with Eurovision.