Australia – Early this morning the EBU confirmed that Australia will be returning to Eurovision in 2016 following their recent debut in Vienna this year. Unlike this year though, the act from down under will have to perform in the Semi Finals
Jon Ola Sands, Executive Supervisor of the contest had this to say about the decision:
“The feedback we got from viewers, fans, press and the broadcasters after Australia’s participation in Vienna was overwhelmingly positive. We strongly believe the Eurovision Song Contest has the potential to evolve organically into a truly global event. Australia’s continued participation is an exciting step in that direction. It remains to be seen what such an event may look like in the long run”
Australia were invited to the 2015 contest as part of the shows 60th Anniversary but an announcement of an Australian return seemed more likely after the decision to have them enter the Junior version of the contest that takes place this weekend.
Last year Australia were represented by Guy Sebastian who came 5th in the Final in 2015 with his song “Tonight Again”
Who would you like to see represent Australia in the future? What do you make about the country’s return?