The announcement that Australia will compete in Eurovision 2015 has divided Eurofans around the world. From shock-horror to pure joy, their reactions aren’t consistent…but they are very animated. Leaving international reactions aside, what are the people Down Under thinking about the EBU’s decision?

It’s easy enough to find out. For the past two days, the announcement has made headlines on every Australian broadcasters’ news bulletins and morning shows. They’re throwing out names of potential artists — our readers want Sia or Dami Im — and are approaching their bid with a hearty mix of humour and optimism. It’s great to see the Australian media promoting ESC so heavily — to Eurofans and non-Eurofans alike. See, they’re already bringing the sunshine!

SBS  News announcement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI9ptRhJ3Yk

SBS – The Feed

Channel 7 News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AD3Dx1-Evs

Channel 9 News

Channel Ten – Studio 10

Channel Ten – The Project

ABC (National Broadcaster) News

Australia in Eurovision – Twitter

 

 

 

There’s interest from The Veronicas. Would you like to see them represent Australia in Eurovision 2015? 

Photo: SBS Australia

Read all of our Australia Eurovision news here.

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Tony
Tony
5 years ago

Dami Im would be the best choice of Australian artist by far for a large event performance like this, she has that immense voice and her great musical talent that allows her to carry a song of any genre, she would just need that great song to make it a win for Australia at ESC!

rollingderp
rollingderp
5 years ago

I’m fine with anybody except that racist mayonnaise jar– oops, I mean Iggy Azalea doesn’t go for them.

Latvia
Latvia
5 years ago

Would love more countries to join in.

Latvia
Latvia
5 years ago

I love Australia! They have a lot of good artist (not talking about Dami Im, Samantha Jade or Jessica Mauboy – they are kinda cliché).

Random.sage2.0
Random.sage2.0
5 years ago

Send someone from The ABU TV Song Festival. If Turkey sent maNga to ESC and ABU, Australia can “be the same.”

No matter what they say!

Wouldn’t hurt to let Iggy Ig feature on a track.

Ranting Ruby
Ranting Ruby
5 years ago

Thanks for this comprehensive news round-up, Ramadan Besin! It is just surreal sitting here in downtown Down Under waiting for our OWN CONTESTANT to be announced – and this year we bleary-eyed non-prime time TV viewers actually get to vote, as well! Pants-wetting excitement all round!

Esclover_ireland
Esclover_ireland
5 years ago

AS EXCITED AS F NOW

Martin
5 years ago

well i want Dami im for this! she is amazingggggg

Lin
Lin
5 years ago

The Veronicas!
Their new album is AWESOME!!!

Gavin
Gavin
5 years ago

I really hope that they send a known artist – I don’t see how they wont and I think it will really up the game for future years for other names to get in on the contest – well I hope so!

bastian
bastian
5 years ago

Bring it home? ESC will never be in Australia anyway. But i do get the point. If they win, let them organise it with the BBC or a country that has never won before. Tbh, i dont see them winning anyway. My guess: top 5-10 max.

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
5 years ago

Jesus, what is the point for Channel 10 – Studio 10 to discuss a story they have ZERO idea on and lack of information. Why this? Why that? Why why why?

Adam
Adam
5 years ago

I bet Australia is gonna win just for being Australia, which really isnt fair for the actual european-based acts. I can imagine a song like “Goodbye to Yesterday”, which many people think can be a winner, only getting 2nd because Australia wins, and there goes Elina & Stigs once in a lifetime opportunity to win because of a stupid fluke.

David Thielen
5 years ago

I’m guessing every single top Australian artist is trying to get this. Because it’s once and so they participate this time, or never. And the whole country is going to go nuts when the contest arrives so it’s the largest Australian audience ever for a performer.

I hope they pick well. But I don’t worry about their ability to get someone extremely good.

Marco
Marco
5 years ago

After this i am feeling that Australia IS SOOOO WINNING!

Eugene UK
Eugene UK
5 years ago

“Dr Eurovision” should know that although it is called “Eurovision” the contest is open to ALL EBU members, (up to a maximum of 46,) and ONLY EBU members. There are currently 73 active EBU members from 56 countries and Australia is not one of them. Countries like Azerbaijan, Israel, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Tunisia, and Morocco are ALL EBU members.) Australia is however one of 35 Associate members from 21 countries and I’m sure some of these will feel a bit aggrieved perhaps? We better get used to it, it’s going to happen unless several EBU participants threaten to withdraw and… Read more »

jasmine
jasmine
5 years ago

God… I think I just developed a severe girl crush on Julia Zemiro.

Just being honest
Just being honest
5 years ago

Kylie Minogue plz. Not an XF act..

Titaniumsparrow
Titaniumsparrow
5 years ago

I feel our best bet is a song written by Sia and performed my Dami Im.

dhani
5 years ago

i cant stand Dr. Eurovision

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 years ago

The most encouraging bit was Julia’s comment about the importance of a great song and the right singer, mentioning Sweden’s process behind matching “Euphoria” with Loreen, contrasted with the BBC going with a Bonnie Tyler album track. Fingers crossed that SBS gets it right!

R
R
5 years ago

Watch out Europe.

Us Aussies are going to annihilate all of you. 🙂