Australia will participate in Eurovision 2017, organisers have confirmed, making our third appearance in the competition.
A total number of 43 countries will participate in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.
We’ll be making a third appearance in the competition, after Queenslander Dami Im finished second with her song “The Sound of Silence” earlier this year. She was narrowly beaten by Ukraine’s performer Jamala in the Grand Final.
“Dami Im’s magnificent Grand Final performance in Stockholm earlier this year secured Australia the runner up position on the world’s largest stage,” SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid said.
“[It was] a testament not only to her amazing singing prowess but the humbling way the European community has embraced our entry into the competition.”
In 2015, Guy Sebastian took fifth place in Vienna.
SBS said news about Australia’s entrant can be expected in the coming months.
The Semi-Finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will take place on Tuesday May 9 and Thursday May 11, with the Grand Final on Saturday May 13 next year.
Relive Dami’s incredible Grand Final performance below:
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