Could Australia finally become a permanent fixture in the Eurovision Song Contest? The reference group are still deciding as to whether or not let Australia become a permanent fixture or to continue on the case-by-case method it currently uses.
“It is still a topic”
According to an interview Jon Ola Sand had with ESCDaily, that it is still a topic for the Eurovision Reference Group to discuss. He is hopeful that they will have come to a conclusion to this topic in their next meeting in January in Lisbon.
In addition to this, he has also mentioned in the interview that Australia has proven themselves, in terms of the artists they have sent and the results they have achieved in their short participation.
Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Despite having a short participation history in the contest, Australia has proven themselves to be a powerhouse when it comes to participating in the contest. Australia has participated three times so far, and they have not missed a Grand Final and have finished in the top ten in all of their participation.
The country first participated in 2015 when Guy Sebastian participated with his song “Tonight Again” in which he finished a respectable fifth place and obtaining twelve points from Sweden and host country Austria.
In 2016, Australia managed to obtain their highest result when Dami Im participated with her song “Sound of Silence”. Dami managed to win the jury vote on the night; However, she only managed to reach fourth place in the televote. This resulted in Australia achieving second place, which is the country’s best result yet.
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