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Eurovision Song Contest

Congrats Australia!


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Old 15.05.2019, 20:08
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Re: European Song Contest

Australia is part of Europe?
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Old 15.05.2019, 20:13
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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.
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Australia is part of Europe?
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.
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Old 15.05.2019, 20:52
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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.
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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.
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Old 15.05.2019, 21:11
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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.
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Australia is part of Europe?
If Israel and Turkey are part of Europe, then Australia too.
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If Israel and Turkey are part of Europe, then Australia too.
Australia is a colony of EU
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Isn't it the UK but with prettier women and nicer weather?
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Isn't it the UK but with prettier women and nicer weather?
Well at least the women have a better colour ( prettier of course )
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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.

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

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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..
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Old 15.05.2019, 22:07
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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...
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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.
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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.

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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
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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).

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Re: European Song Contest

Can a mod PLEASE correct the title?

The correct name is "Eurovision Song Contest"!

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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.

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

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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.

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Can a mod PLEASE correct the title?

The correct name is "Eurovision Song Contest"!

Thanks,

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