In an announcement broadcasted live from the Sydney Opera House, SBS head of music and entertainment has revealed that Guy Sebastian will be representing Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest with a song yet to be decided.

Guy Sebastian won the very first season of Australian Idol back in 2003 in a finale which at the time was the most watched non sporting television event in Australia. He also represented Australia at World Idol in 2004 where he came 7th. He has had 6 number one hits in Australia and two number 1 albums and is one of the highest selling male pop singers in Australia. 33 year old Sebastian was born in Malaysia with Sri Lankan, Portuguese and English roots and emigrated to Australia when he was 7 years old.

He has said that his song will be either “Super fun or a big ballad, no middle ground” and will probably be something off his last album, but he has some other ideas too. He has also stated that he is not using this to launch his new single, but to go big. He has also said that he has a couple of songs in mind, and they are both ballads.

It was announced back in February that Australia would be granted a special one time only wildcard into the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, and voting powers in both semi-finals. While this is not the first time Australians have graced the stage nor the first time a non-European nation has participated, the decision sent shockwaves around the fan community.

Interestingly if Australia was to win the Eurovision Song Contest, it would be in the same year that they won the Asian Football Cup.

Australia will compete as one of seven automatic qualifiers in the final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, May 23rd. Listen to some of Guy’s previous hits below.

I'm an Australian Eurovision fanatic based in the great city of Melbourne. I've been a fan of Eurovision ever since I first saw it in 2003 and I've never looked back. As one of the founding members of escXtra I have attended three Eurovision Song Contests, one Junior and a large number of national finals. These days I am interning and collaborating with Estonian Broadcaster ERR so I am around far less, but you can still see my work from time to time.

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