Australia to return to the Eurovision Song Contest

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It’s official! Australia will return to compete in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

The country was invited to the competition last year as a one-off to celebrate the contest's 60th anniversary.

They were even given special preference and allowed to skip the semi-final stages and bagged an impressive fifth place finish.

But as we know the Aussies have been known to love the contest more than we do, so much so they invited them back to stay - for good.

“The feedback we got from viewers, fans, press and the broadcasters after Australia’s participation in Vienna was overwhelmingly positive, ” said Jon Ola Sand, executive supervisor of the European Broadcasting Union.

“We strongly believe the Eurovision Song Contest has the potential to evolve organically into a truly global event. Australia’s continued participation is an exciting step in that direction.”

But we’re just not sure ‘globalvision’ has the same ring to it, do you?

The next Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Stockholm, Sweden on 10-14 May 2016.