Why is Australia in Eurovision and what would happen if they won? – The Sun | The Sun
MUCH like the Brits, Australians also love the Eurovision Song Contest.
Despite being on the other side of the world, the Aussies are allowed to compete in the competition – with some fans wondering why.
Why is Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest?
Australia definitely isn't in Europe – however, in 2015, singers from the other side of the world were welcomed to take part in Eurovision.
The Aussie were invited to get involved as a gesture of goodwill for the show's 60th anniversary, which had a Building Bridges theme.
Then on February 12, 2019, Eurovision confirmed that Australia secured a spot in the competition for the next five years until 2023.
It is not yet been announced if this will be extended to 2024 and beyond.
What would happen if Australia won?
Similarly to our late-night Super Bowl parties, Aussies stay up all night to drink and watch the show.
It's thought that the nature of the Eurovision Song Contest appeals to fun-loving Aussies.
However, organisers have confirmed the contest won't be heading Down Under if Australia wins.
It is possible the UK could step and host the contest again if the Aussies do win the contest.
Is Australia the only non-European country to take part?
Australia isn't the first non-European country to take part.
Israel has been competing regularly since 1973 and has won the contest on three occasions.
Morocco, which is located is North Africa, has also competed in past contests as well as Azerbaijan – a transcontinental country located at the boundary of Eastern Europe and Western Asia.
Tunisia and Lebanon have both been considered for the run-up.
How can I watch Eurovision 2023?
The Eurovision 2022 final will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2022.
The event will be aired live from 8pm on BBC One and also on the BBC iPlayer.
Graham Norton will be hosting the event which is taking place in Liverpool.
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