In the past few days, EBU (European Broadcasting Union) and SBS (Special Broadcasting Service) confirmed Australia’s participation in Eurovision Song Contest until 2023.
It all started in 1983…
Australian broadcaster (SBS) first broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest 1983. According to the statistics and measurements of the ratings since that year, the contest had so strong viewing audience that Australia could first participate in 2015 with the song “Tonight Again” written and performed by Guy Sebastian.
In 2016, Australia had its most successful result throughout the competition by ranking as 2nd in Stockholm with the song “Sound of Silence” by Dami Im who is still a huge pop-icon in Australia.
In the year 2017, SBS chose Isaiah with the internal selection. The song “Don’t Come Easy” was written by Anthony Egizii, David Musumeci and Michael Angelo. In the end, Australia placed ninth overall with 171 points from the juries and two points from the televote, recieving a total 173 points.
On December 2017, Jessica Mauboy was confirmed by SBS as Australia’s next representative in Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The song ” We Got Love” was released on 9 March 2018. In the Grand Final, Jessica could collect only 99 points and placed 20th place and this result is the current worst result of Australia in Eurovision Song Contest.
This year, Kate Miller-Heidke qualified for representing Australia in Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the pop-opera song “Zero Gravity” by winning the national final of Australia: Australia Decides.