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Australia to return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2024




There we have it folks - we now know that Australia WILL be returning to the competition in 2024!


An announcement was released by the EBU overnight that 37 nations, including Australia, will be competing in Malmö.


Romania is currently not on the list but is still in talks with the EBU.





The nations competing in 2024 are:


  • Albania – RTSH

  • Armenia – AMPTV

  • Australia – SBS (*EBU Associate)

  • Austria – ORF

  • Azerbaijan – İctimai

  • Belgium – RTBF

  • Croatia – HRT

  • Cyprus – CyBC

  • Czechia – ČT

  • Denmark – DR

  • Estonia – ERR

  • Finland – YLE

  • France – FT

  • Georgia – GPB

  • Germany – ARD/NDR

  • Greece – ERT

  • Iceland – RÚV

  • Ireland – RTÉ

  • Israel – Kan

  • Italy – RAI

  • Latvia – LTV

  • Lithuania – LRT

  • Luxembourg - RTL

  • Malta – PBS

  • Moldova – TRM

  • Netherlands – AVROTROS

  • Norway – NRK

  • Poland – TVP

  • Portugal – RTP

  • San Marino – SMRTV

  • Serbia – RTS

  • Slovenia – RTVSLO

  • Spain – RTVE

  • Sweden – SVT

  • Switzerland – SRG SSR

  • Ukraine – Suspilne

  • United Kingdom – BBC


There is no word yet whether this is a one-off or a longer-term deal with the EBU for Australia.


Additionally, we'll have to wait to find out whether SBS will make an internal selection for the artist or if 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' will return as our national selection.


SBS did say in a statement


"SBS is thrilled to confirm we’ll be sending an artist to Malmo, Sweden, in 2024 and continue our 40+ year legacy as the Australian home of the Eurovision Song Contest. We at SBS proudly embrace our participation at Eurovision. It is an exceptional event that highlights the universal language of music and its power to connect people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. We are delighted to continue our relationship with the European Broadcasting Union and share this glorious celebration with Australians. We look forward to sharing more on our plans in the coming months. 

 

Australia’s Head of Delegation, Emily Griggs said:


“The Eurovision Song Contest has captured the hearts of millions worldwide, transcending borders and showcasing the incredible artistry of talent from across the globe. Australia's musical talent has consistently shone brightly on the Eurovision stage, captivating audiences with unforgettable performances. It’s an honour and privilege to once again showcase the best of Australian music, creativity, and artistic expression with the world on this truly special stage.” 


Australia competed at Eurovision on eight occasions with our best placing being Dami Im's runner-up finish in 2016, and we also made the Top 10 on four other occasions.


Australia's participation in Malmö will be the ninth time we've competed in the Eurovision Song Contest.


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