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Australia for the first time will take part in "Eurovision"

Added 23 November 2015

Australia for the first time take part in the music competition "Eurovision" will be held in Vienna from 19 to 23 May 2015. European Broadcasting Union, is the organizer of the event, has decided to invite a new member on the occasion of the anniversary of the event - this year it will be held in the 60 th time, the official website of "Eurovision".

Thus, the number of countries whose representatives will fight for victory in the competition, has reached 40. It is expected that the Australian artists will take part in "Eurovision" only once.

Residents of the southern continent allowed to vote for the speakers in the semi-finals and the final. Managing Director of the Australian TV channel SBS, Michael Ebeid said that local spectators watching with great interest the translation of the European competition. "We are pleased to have received a historic opportunity to present Australia to the world's largest music arena. SBS broadcasts with "Eurovision" for 30 years and we have seen that Australians love for him has grown over the years, "- he said.

In 2015 to participate in the competition back Cyprus, Serbia and the Czech Republic, missed the event in 2014. 12 countries have refused to send their artists in Vienna. Among them Ukraine - the decision was made because of the difficult socio-political and economic situation in the country.

"Eurovision" - the international song contest among European artists. In 2014 he became the winner Conchita Wurst - scenic image of the Austrian singer Thomas Neuwirth invented them as a demonstration of rejection of traditional gender roles and expression of tolerance. According to the rules of the contest, next year it is held in the country which is the winner.

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