Mileo — full name Miles Curtis Sesselmann — will compete in Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2024 with the song “You’re Mine.” He tells our Jacob about his favourite Eurovision songs and admits that he doesn’t fully understand why Australia competes in the Eurovision Song Contest.

How did he react when Australia was announced for ESC back in 2015?

“My Norwegian side came out and I was like, ‘why?’ But I think it’s cool and really sweet….I think it’s because we have such a huge audience in Australia. Because otherwise I have no idea!”

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Jesse O'Rourke
Jesse O'Rourke
3 months ago

dear Lord …

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

meanwhile we have the first NQ of this year confirmed then, Silia Kapsis will sing Melissa Mantzoukis her 2023 entry ”Liar” in Malmo

Yuarith
Yuarith
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Oh god, the way she’s being managed and her entry are a trainwreck, it’s such a shame bc she’s so young for that 🙁

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

Boo hoo, poor little rich girl couldn’t come up with a better song

Nah not feeling sorry for her

2025 hoping actual cypriot music though

DutchTurkk
DutchTurkk
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Mark my words, this definitely won’t be a NQ. I heard a 1 minute version of the song a few months ago on X. Believe me when I say that, with a revamped version and a killer staging Silia can finish top 10 in Malmö.

Yuarith
Yuarith
3 months ago
Reply to  DutchTurkk

I heard the same, hope that leak was just a demo. My previous comment might’ve been a rushed first impression, sorry

DutchTurkk
DutchTurkk
3 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

Haha no need to say sorry. I liked Melissa’s leaked version a lot more than Silia’s tho. I hope that it’s just the demo song…

Emory
Emory
3 months ago

he’s adorable and i will leave it at that

Denis
Denis
3 months ago

He looks like the artist that represented Serbia back in 2010. And Draco Malfoy.
Wait til his father hear about this!

Yuarith
Yuarith
3 months ago

He looks like a Norwegian K-pop idol if such thing existed

Vivian
Vivian
3 months ago

He looks like a cross between Isaiah and Draco Malfoy

Ari
Ari
3 months ago

„he doesn’t fully understand why Australia competes in the Eurovision Song Contest.“ He’s not the only one.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

Enough with the myth that the contest has a huge audience in Australia. It doesn’t.

Claude
Claude
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I’m Australian and everyone talks about Eurovision when it’s may, and a Melbourne University even offers a Eurovision class.. so no idea where you’re getting your information pal

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Claude

I’m getting my information from television ratings. Numbers are always low. Regular programming from Seven or Nine ALWAYS comfortably beats it on the night of the final. Please stop exaggerating.

Finnishboy
Finnishboy
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Keep in mind that the show is broadcasted in Australia in the morning. That has an effect as a lot of usual watchers can be at work, school or sleeping. The official numbers only tell how many tuned in watching tv. Eurovision is also prodcasted live on youtube among other platforms which also have a huge number of views. Many might also watch the show later during the day or just follow the results.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Finnishboy

It goes out live in the early hours, but then gets a primetime slot on the Sunday night. You probably have a point, but it is still a stretch to claim it is “huge” enough to warrant a special invitation from the EBU.

Denis
Denis
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I dont get why you have a problem with Australia being in it. They love the contest, send good songs and have a dedicated fanbase.
I have family down under and ESC is a big deal. ESC parties, pubs having ESC quizzes and showings. The ratings are only low cause it is SBS, the least watched channel in Australia but the audience is bigger than the numbers

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I have no problem with Australia being in the contest, if they want to sign up as full EBU members. I just have a problem with one country getting special treatment.

Denis
Denis
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

They are not though. They still have to qualify like every other act. They still have to be invited by EBU to compete. And if they win they can’t host. What’ s the special treatment you talk about?

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Denis

They do not have to pay membership fees like every other country in the contest. The fees which fund the EBU. No other associate member is invited, not even Kazakhstan. Supposedly it is the “huge” interest in Australia that justifies the invite, but like I said, it is the least watched show of the night. In some countries it could be the most watched show of the YEAR. Still people say it is huge.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Even the fact they will never host is special treatment. A financial burden they will never need to worry about.

Connor
Connor
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

SBS pay a lot of money to be a part of the contest…

Polegend Godnova
3 months ago

he’s kinda serving luke black in a way that while a few years ago he had a bit of a beard that made him look older even, now he went for a very youthful and k-pop’d look! he’s a whole decade younger than luke tho so this isn’t embarrassing for him at all.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

It wasn’t at all embarrassing for Luke either.