As Australia’s Kate Miller-Heidke ascends in the betting odds, the idea of an Australian Eurovision victory in Tel Aviv becomes more likely. But as nice as Eurovision in Sydney, Melbourne, or Gold Coast may sound, financial and geographic limitations make that dream impossible.
There are plenty of rumours making the rounds regarding possible methods the EBU will use to select the Eurovision 2020 host city if Australia wins.
But now Kate herself has weighed in.
When asked about where the contest would be held if she wins, Kate Miller-Heidke told RadioTimes.com:
“At the moment it’s up in the air between Paris, London and Berlin…however, it’s a decision that’s out of my hands. But London would get my vote – I lived there for two years previously.”
This isn’t the first time we’ve been faced with the strong possibility of an Australian win.
In 2016, Australia’s Dami Im was a betting odds favourite and won the jury vote before ending up in second place. At the time, many believed that the 2017 contest would be hosted in Germany if Dami won. But now it seems that there are more options on the table.
If Australia wins and London is picked it would be the first time the Contest had been hosted in the UK since 1998.
That year it was hosted in Birmingham.
More recently the UK did play host to Eurovision’s Greatest Hits in 2015. That event was hosted at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.
Whether SBS would seek out a larger London venue in the event of an Australian win remains to be seen.
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