AUSTRALIA: Eurovision Entry Named

Well, it’s not Kylie.  

Guy Sebastian has been named as Australia’s entrant for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. At an event at the Sydney Opera House, the host broadcaster SBS announced Sebastian would be heading to Austria in May. Australia was offered a wildcard entry to compete in the prestigious competition, while Australians will also be able to vote for their favourite performances for the first time. Guy Sebastian said he was “pumped” to be performing at the competition. “It’s Eurovision, it’s huge and keeps growing here in Australia which is nice,” he said. “It’s not every day you get to perform in front of that sort of audience – 200 million – beats the local RSL.” He said he was still unsure what song he would sing at the contest, but that he would consider singing a song off his newly-released album or write a new one.

Sebastian was the first winner of Australian Idol in 2003 and has since scored eight multi-platinum singles there. Below is his biggest hit to date.

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