Fifty-two countries have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest since it started in 1956. Of these, twenty-five have won the contest.
The contest, organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), is held annually between members of the Union. Broadcasters from different countries submit songs to the event, and cast votes to determine the most popular in the competition.
Let’s take some time to remember all the songs from each country individually. It’s the turn of AUSTRALIA.
On 24 March 2014, the Danish broadcaster DR gave permission to SBS to perform as an interval act in the second semi-final of Eurovision Song Contest 2014. One day later, on 25 March, Jessica Mauboy was internally selected to perform. On 8 May 2014, Mauboy sang her song “Sea of Flags” in the second semi-final
Australia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria, in which they finished 5th with a total of 196 points at the grand final of the 2015 contest. Although Australia’s participation in that contest was set to be a one-off event, it was confirmed in November 2015 by SVT that Australia would participate in the 2016 contest.Australia is the first country from the Oceania region (and the second country outside Eurasia overall after Morocco in 1980) to participate in the contest.
Australia Eurovision Stats
Australian Eurovision Performances
“Sound Of Silence” by Dami Im in 2016. For a tiny little girl she really belted this out and it was the first grand final I had ever attended which made it all the better!
What’s your favourite Australian entry? Let us know, leave us a comment below or tweet us @PopAndTalk
I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
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