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Old 10.02.2015, 21:29
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Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31380742

Yeah, I can imagine that Aussie comments on the contest would probably be similar to Terry Wogan's over the years.
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Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015

Are we sure that the BBC didn't mix up Austria and Australia?
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Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015

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Yep, given that the final is being held in Austria this year.

http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?i...n_song_contest
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Old 11.02.2015, 08:44
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Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015

Does that mean that they will change the name of the contest?
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Old 11.02.2015, 09:40
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Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015

Well, not this year but I don't know what they'll do if Australia win it. They say if they do next year's event will be held in an European country anyway.

But to me it's getting too big and stepping outside its stated aims. Eurovision is for European countries. Israel isn't European and neither is Australia. But where do you draw the line that says this country is in Europe and this one next to it isn't?

Haven't watched it for the last few years, because it simply goes on too long and the voting is more and more of a joke.
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Old 11.02.2015, 09:56
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Re: Australia to compete in Eurovision 2015

Simon Cowell of the X Factor is LOLling as the organisers of Eurovision continue to make anodyne the world's premier music competition.
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Old 11.02.2015, 10:42
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No, it's not.

It's for Eurovision members, which include, since it's inception in 1950, various non-European countries in North Africa and the Middle-East.

Australia is only an associate member, as is the US, so perhaps the US will enter next year.

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