The perennial Commonwealth Games – the international multi-sport event, much like the Olympics – has kicked off today on the Gold Coast of Australia. Athletes from across 71 nations of the Commonwealth (which includes current and former British colonies, and dependants of those colonies) will participate in 15 different sports and more than 250 events.
Although Eurovision is yet to be announced as an event at the Commonwealth Games (keep your fingers crossed for Birmingham 2022), we’re still getting in the spirit. Four member states of the Commonwealth will be participating in Eurovision in Lisbon.
It’s an awesome foursome of girl power, in the form of Australia, Cyprus, Malta and, of course, the United Kingdom (albeit as its individual member states).
The United Kingdom has won Eurovision five times, with their last win in 1997. The island nation of Malta has pulled their weight, placing second in 2002 and 2005. And despite Australia’s short history in the contest, they placed within a whisker of a win in 2016, placing second. Cyprus has placed fifth on three occasions (1982, 1997, 2004).
Take a listen to all 4 songs of the Commonwealth of Nations below, and then vote in our poll. As usual you can vote for as many songs as you like, but you can only vote once!