Australia: Participant for Kiev 2017 revealed on March 7th

Australia in Eurovision

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 in Kiev, Ukraine.

Michael Ebeid, the Managing Director of the Australian broadcaster SBS, has now signed off on all the Australian preparations for the 62nd edition of the contest.

Australian broadcaster SBS reveals their participant for Kiev on the 7th of March. The artist presents the actual song just over a week later. The artist reveal will be broadcast LIVE on SBS Facebook from 5.30pm, Australian time. Stay tuned to the SBS Facebook page for updates and a countdown to the announcement moment!

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In recent years, two singers have represented Australia at the contest, Guy Sebastian in 2015 and Dami Im in 2016. Dami Im is the most successful singer at the contest so far finishing in 2nd place in Stockholm just 23 points behind the winner Jamala from Ukraine. Dami Im’s song “Sound of Silence” won the jury voting with 320 points, but finished 4th in the televote with 191 points.

Before actually taking part, the EBU invited Australia to do the interval act in Copenhagen in 2014. Jessica Mauboy performed ‘Sea of Flags’ in that year. One year before that, the organization in Malmö 2013 mentioned the Aussies passion for Eurovision in a video clip.