Every year when Eurovision comes around we ask ourselves the question, not only who will win, we are also surprised that Australia takes part. What do Australians do in the competition of European countries?
In fact, he has not always participated in the competition. Eurovision began shortly after World War II as an initiative of the European Broadcasting Union, the body that brought together Europe’s public media corporations.
But that would be because Australians are too dastardly or they are fascinated by the spirit between the folklore and the ostentation that the festival represents, the truth is that the broadcast of the festival, which It has been broadcast in Antipodes since 1983, It has done nothing but attract spectators and increase the European phenomenon in the country.
The one that broadcasts the event in its home country is the powerful SBS, which has commercial relations with its European counterparts, and already in 2014 an Australian representative made its first appearance at the festival as a guest performance: it was in Denmark. Where Jessica Mauboy evokes the ‘Aussie’ spirit with her song ‘Sea of Flags’.
such was the success In 2015 it has already premiered its competitive participation in the festival, initially raised as an exception, and Guy Sebastian with his song ‘Tonight Again’ He put the most attractive candidate in fifth place.
In 2016 the exception became the rule, and dummy in, Who took part in the qualifying round like any other applicant, he won over the public and the Eurovision jury with his song ‘Sound of Silence’, which took second place.
Since then, His presence has been uninterrupted. However, he still has a special condition: if his representative wins the festival will not be the host country of the next edition, Because organizing Eurovision in Australia is very expensive and difficult logistically. Yes, it could appear as host just like Ukraine, which won the previous edition this year with the United Kingdom.
The song to compete for Australia in Eurovision 2023 is called ‘Promise’ and is by the rock band Voyager.