Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Breaking news of world importance, Cobbers!

From the BBC:
Australia is to compete at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

Organisers invited the country to participate as part of the contest's 60th anniversary celebrations.

"It's a daring and at the same time incredibly exciting move. It is our way of saying let's celebrate this party together!" contest supervisor Jon Ola Sand said.

The show has a long tradition of being broadcast in Australia by broadcaster SBS.

"SBS has been broadcasting Eurovision for over 30 years and we have seen how Australians' love of the song contest has grown during those years," managing director Michael Ebeid said.

"We are very excited to have secured this historic opportunity for Australia to be represented on the world's biggest stage and are honoured that the European Broadcasting Union has supported us to achieve this ambition."
Exciting news, indeed!

Adding the world-renowned classiness of the great Southern continent to the proceedings will improve matters no end, no doubt. For example, there's always...

...Sir Les Patterson!

...Kevin "Bloody" Wilson!

Or maybe Bob Downe!

I can't wait.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will take place in Vienna, Austria, on 23rd May 2015.

[PS Unusually, Auntie Beeb got a few facts wrong in its article when it stated "Australians have also competed representing the UK - including the New Seekers, Gina G and Olivia Newton John." Miss ONJ was in fact born in the English city of Cambridge to a Welsh father and a German mother; just two out of five New Seekers were Aussies (the others being Brits); only the saintly Gina "Ooh Aah Just a Little Bit" G is a true Australian.]


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