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Australia

Full name
Commonwealth of Australia
Capital
Canberra
Participations
7
First participation
2015 (Guy Sebastian)
Victories
None
Hosts
Never hosted
Broadcasters
SBS

Australia has long been an island of Eurovision fans, with SBS having broadcast the show every year since 1983. In fact, a number of high profile Aussies competed in the Contest for other nations, including Olivia Newton-John and Gina G, before the country was officially invited to join the party in 2015.

Australia were initially invited to take to the Eurovision stage as the (non-competing) interval act in the Second Semi-Final of the 2014 Contest - Jessica Mauboy performed the song Sea Of Flags (and four years later would represent her country with the song We Got Love).

In 2015, Team Oz were invited to compete for the first time to commemorate Eurovision’s 60th anniversary, sending Guy Sebastian with Tonight Again. Initially conceived as a one-off contribution, Australia is now confirmed to participate until at least 2023.

The best Australian result so far was thanks to Dami Im with her song Sound Of Silence; winning the Marcel Bezençon Award for composition, the jury vote, and finishing as overall runner-up.

Australia also holds the distinction of being the first nation to compete remotely. In 2021, due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, SBS confirmed that Montaigne (and the rest of the delegation) could not travel to the Netherlands and would compete from home, using their ‘live-on-tape’ performance.

Sheldon Riley

Sheldon Riley

Not The Same

Participation history

Guy Sebastian
Tonight Again YouTube
Grand Final
196 points 5th
Dami Im
Sound Of Silence
qualified
Second Semi-Final
330 points 1st
Grand Final
511 points 2nd
Isaiah
Don't Come Easy
qualified
First Semi-Final
160 points 6th
Grand Final
173 points 9th
Jessica Mauboy
We Got Love YouTube
qualified
Second Semi-Final
212 points 4th
Grand Final
99 points 20th
Kate Miller-Heidke
Zero Gravity YouTube
qualified
First Semi-Final
261 points 1st
Grand Final
284 points 9th
Montaigne
Technicolour
First Semi-Final
28 points 14th
Sheldon Riley
Not The Same
qualified
Second Semi-Final
243 points 2nd
Grand Final
125 points 15th

Updates about 🇦🇺 Australia

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