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Australia: Participant for Kiev 2017 revealed on March 7th

Australia has selected their participant and song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, with the reveal taking place onTuesday the 7th of March. This year will be the third time that Australia has competed at the Eurovision Song Contest, with SBS again opting to internally select both their singer and song for the contest

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Editorial: Australia should have a national final

The Australian entrant for Eurovision 2017 will be decided via an internal selection, and although this system works, could it be improved? Australian journalist Joshua Mayne believes so in his latest guest editorial for ESC Daily.

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Australia: “BBC could learn a thing or two from SBS”

British broadcaster BBC could learn from how SBS Australia is doing Eurovision. ESC Daily’s Chief Editor Steef van Gorkum says this in a reaction to the mockery during “Eurovision: You Decide”.

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Kiev 2017: Australia takes part in the first half of the first semi

Australia’s third entry at the Eurovision Song Contest will be performed in the first half of the first semi final on the 9th of May 2017. This is the outcome of the semi final allocation draw on Tuesday. Full result below!

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Australia: Dami Im and Guy Sebastian nominated for APRA Award

Dami Im and Guy Sebastian are nominated for the Australian music award APRA. This prize is made for celebrating the artistic excellence and commercial success of music creators across Australia.

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Australia: Dami Im and Guy Sebastian perform at Australian Day concert

Australia’s best talents come together for the Australia Day concert at the Sydney Opera House. This includes the likes of Dami Im and Guy Sebastian who both represented Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest!

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Denmark: Anja Nissen gets another chance in DMGP

Anja Nissen returns in the Danish preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest. The Australian singer, runner-up in 2016, is one of the ten candidates in Denmark’s national final.

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Editorial: Six artists who could represent Australia at Eurovision 2017

After it being confirmed that Australia will be competing in Kiev next year, now comes the hard part. SBS has to select one artist to represent the country at Eurovision 2017. Australia has a wealth of broad talent, but Australian journalist Joshua Mayne narrows it down

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Australia: Isaiah Firebrace eyes at Eurovision 2017

Isaiah Firebrace, the most recent winner of the X Factor Australia, has said he would represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest if he was given the opportunity. “When Jess (Mauboy) performed, I thought ‘Oh my God, Australian can do it, we’re allowed to be there now’,” he said.

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EBU: “Final decision about Australia will come one day”

For now, a decision about the Australian participation in Eurovision will have to be taken on case-by-case basis. But it will not always stay that way, says EBU’s Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand. “There will come a permanent decision one day.”

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