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omtatsat 15.05.2019 20:03

Eurovision Song Contest
 
Congrats Australia!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=m3WF2AsxLB8

Merrylegs 15.05.2019 20:08

Re: European Song Contest
 
Australia is part of Europe?:confused:

Pashosh 15.05.2019 20:13

Re: European Song Contest
 
Every year someone asks this question.
Any paying member of the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) can participate. they don't have to be in Europe.

araqyl 15.05.2019 20:31

Re: European Song Contest
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Merrylegs (Post 3068537)
Australia is part of Europe?:confused:

Australians have been getting up to watch Eurovision live (so, in the wee hours of the morning!) since 1983 ... some Aussies have even performed for other countries.

omtatsat 15.05.2019 20:52

Re: European Song Contest
 
Australia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest five times since their debut at the 2015 contest in Vienna. The country's best result in the contest is a second-place finish for Dami Im in 2016. Australia also finished in the top ten in two of its other appearances in the contest, with Guy Sebastian finishing fifth in 2015, and Isaiah Firebrace finishing ninth in 2017.

EdwinNL 15.05.2019 21:09

Re: European Song Contest
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 3068554)
Australia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest five times since their debut at the 2015 contest in Vienna. The country's best result in the contest is a second-place finish for Dami Im in 2016. Australia also finished in the top ten in two of its other appearances in the contest, with Guy Sebastian finishing fifth in 2015, and Isaiah Firebrace finishing ninth in 2017.

Why do you so often quote Wiki (or other sites) and make it look like you thought of this yourself?

If you use a source, just quote your source. No matter the subject.

omtatsat 15.05.2019 21:11

Re: European Song Contest
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by EdwinNL (Post 3068564)
Why do you so often quote Wiki (or other sites) and make it look like you thought of this yourself?

If you use a source, just quote your source. No matter the subject.

sorry. Forgot the inverted commas which I usually always put in.:D

k_and_e 15.05.2019 21:15

Re: European Song Contest
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Merrylegs (Post 3068537)
Australia is part of Europe?:confused:

If Israel and Turkey are part of Europe, then Australia too.

omtatsat 15.05.2019 21:16

Re: European Song Contest
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 3068567)
If Israel and Turkey are part of Europe, then Australia too.

Australia is a colony of EU

k_and_e 15.05.2019 21:18

Re: European Song Contest
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 3068570)
Australia is a colony of EU

Isn't it the UK but with prettier women and nicer weather?

omtatsat 15.05.2019 21:21

Re: European Song Contest
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 3068571)
Isn't it the UK but with prettier women and nicer weather?

Well at least the women have a better colour ( prettier of course )

st2lemans 15.05.2019 21:53

Re: European Song Contest
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 3068567)
If Israel and Turkey are part of Europe, then Australia too.

Thread title is wrong.

Eurovision has nothing to do with Europe, rather the EBU, which since it's inception has included Africa and the Middle East. :rolleyes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europe...dcasting_Union

Tom

YuropFlyer 15.05.2019 22:03

Re: European Song Contest
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pashosh (Post 3068538)
Every year someone asks this question.
Any paying member of the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) can participate. they don't have to be in Europe.

https://www.ebu.ch/about/members

Australia doesn't have any members, though..

22 yards 15.05.2019 22:07

Re: European Song Contest
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pashosh (Post 3068538)
Every year someone asks this question.
Any paying member of the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) can participate. they don't have to be in Europe.

That's correct (with emphasis on the word "member"), but Australia's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest is an anomaly. Australia is an associate member, not a full member, of the EBU. Associate members are not automatically permitted to participate in the ESC (only full members have that right), but Australia was invited to do so in 2015 as a publicity stunt. The stunt was very successful and Australia placed fifth, so they were invited back in 2016 where they came second. And the rest is history...

EdwinNL 15.05.2019 22:09

Re: European Song Contest
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by YuropFlyer (Post 3068581)
https://www.ebu.ch/about/members

Australia doesn't have any members, though..

True,

They only are participating since there is a lot of audience and attention in Australia for the event. So likely it is just a commercial choice.

st2lemans 15.05.2019 22:17

Re: European Song Contest
 
Israel, on the other hand, has been a full member since 1957.

Turkey, Morocco, Lebanon, and Tunisia, none of which are in Europe (Turkey, sort of, but not really) since the beginning in 1950.

Tom

John William 15.05.2019 22:32

Re: European Song Contest
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by araqyl (Post 3068543)
Australians have been getting up to watch Eurovision live (so, in the wee hours of the morning!) since 1983 ... some Aussies have even performed for other countries.


Tell me did Australians also stop up into the wee small hours of the morning to watch Jeux San Frontières ( also from the EBU stable & going strong in
the 1970's & 80's) known as It's a Knockout in English speaking countries and if so did Australians feel the urge to setup their own Knock Out teams down under ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX19iWZnUZ8

22 yards 16.05.2019 00:22

Re: European Song Contest
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by John William (Post 3068589)
Tell me did Australians also stop up into the wee small hours of the morning to watch Jeux San Frontières ( also from the EBU stable & going strong in
the 1970's & 80's) known as It's a Knockout in English speaking countries and if so did Australians feel the urge to setup their own Knock Out teams down under ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX19iWZnUZ8

What a strange question. But the answer is yes, It's a Knockout (co-hosted by the exceptionally annoying Fiona MacDonald) was a popular TV show in Australia for a few years from the mid 80s.

Here you go -- knock yourself out (pun intended).


st2lemans 16.05.2019 07:26

Re: European Song Contest
 
Can a mod PLEASE correct the title? :confused:

The correct name is "Eurovision Song Contest"!

Thanks,

Tom

k_and_e 16.05.2019 07:35

Re: European Song Contest
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3068579)
Thread title is wrong.

Eurovision has nothing to do with Europe, rather the EBU, which since it's inception has included Africa and the Middle East. :rolleyes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europe...dcasting_Union

Tom

Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3068586)
Israel, on the other hand, has been a full member since 1957.

Turkey, Morocco, Lebanon, and Tunisia, none of which are in Europe (Turkey, sort of, but not really) since the beginning in 1950.

Tom

Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3068615)
Can a mod PLEASE correct the title? :confused:

The correct name is "Eurovision Song Contest"!

Thanks,

Tom

There are topics where you better not show off your knowledge, Tom. I sincerely hope you had to google this :msntongue:


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