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Australia will return to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest

Australia will return to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest

Australia will return to perform in Eurovision

Australia will return to compete in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

The ABBA-loving country showed up as an apparent one-off last year, due to the fact that many Aussies love and watch the camp contest despite it airing on the other side of the world.

When they competed last year, Guy Sebastian managed an impressive fifth place finish.

But this time, they will have to compete in the semi-finals before qualifying.

Jon Ola Sand, executive supervisor of the contest on behalf of the European¬†Broadcasting¬†Union, said: ‘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.’

The next Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Stockholm, Sweden on 10-14 May 2016.