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ESC 20160709Having Australians at Eurovision isn’t a recent thing. The casual observer might think it all started in 2015 with Guy Sebastian, others might say Jess Mauboy’s performance in 2014 was our debut, while those with longer memories suggest SBS’s first broadcast of the Contest in 1983 as the start of our affinity with Eurovision.

But it goes further back than that.

What have Australians been doing at Eurovision? Michael, Mark and Brett take time to ponder that question, along with Australian Jonathan Duffy, who headed Iceland’s creative decisions in this year’s contest.

What did SVT make of their last minute staging changes?

The Music

Jessica Mauboy – Sea of Flags [AU Interval 2014]       Watch on YouTube

The New Seekers – Beg, Steal or Borrow [UK 1972]       Watch on YouTube

Sakis Rouvas – This Is Our Night [Greece 2009]       Watch on YouTube

Greta Salome – Hear Them Calling [Iceland 2016]       Watch on YouTube

Schmetterlinge – Boom Boom Boomerang [Austria 1977]       Watch on YouTube

Johnny Logan – What’s Another Year? [Ireland 1980]       Watch on YouTube

Polina Gagarina – A Million Voices [Russia 2015]       Watch on YouTube

Gina G – Ooh… Aah… Just A Little Bit [UK 1996]       Watch on YouTube

Texas Lightning – No No Never [Germany 2006]       Watch on YouTube

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About the author: Michael


Liking the music you hear on JOY for your workday? You've got Michael to thank for it. He's the Music Director, and in charge of Melbourne's most uplifting music mix.
Plus he's the man behind the CBAA Award winning babblePOP! (Best New Music Show 2015) and the executive producer of the JOYEurovision team.

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