Australia takes again part in 2016

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After their successful debut in Vienna may the Australians again take part in the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, next year.

“The feedback we received after their first participation of viewers, fans, press and broadcasters was overwhelmingly positive,” says Jon Ola Sand. He finds the participation of Australia to do a first step to the festival become a world wide event.

This year Australia was directly qualified for the final. In 2016, the country will need to earn final place themselves in one of the two semi-finals. In the case of profit will the Australian broadcaster SBS in cooperation with another European broadcaster may organize the festival somewhere in Europe.

That means that the final of the Eurovision song contest 2016 again with 26 instead of 27 candidates will go through.

Australia was on the last song festival fifth with Tonight Again by Guy Sebastian. The country takes also part in the JESC on 21 november 2015 in Sofia. It is still not fixed or Australia will be a permanent participant to the ESF.