It was billed as a one-off, but Australia has been invited to once again appear in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016.
This time they don't get a free pass to the final, though, and instead have to earn their place via the semi-finals. Apparently the organisers are looking to make the competition into "a truly global event", which suggests there will be more non-European countries invited in the future.
Who else do you think should be added? Or should Australia not be in it at all?
I tink tat brasil and china and rusia and Africa and Louisiana shold b in dere too
True, its not commonwealth or global vision, its Eurovision. They should make separate shows for them- Eurovision = European countries
If Israel can take part I don't see why Australia can't.
Eurovision hasn't been restricted to Europe for quite some time. There's Israel as an obvious example, but we've also had Morocco and Libya previously, and of course there's Russia as well, which is definitely stretching the definition of European.
As a matter of fact the only continents that haven't been in the contest so far are North/South America and Antarctica (not counting countries that have overseas territories on those continents). So I really don't see a problem with including Australia, although there might be some red faces if they don't make it to the final next year.
Face it, the biggest acts don't need Eurovision to break through unlike in decades before. Eurovision winners are very quickly forgotten nowadays.
EUROvision.. get rid of Israel, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Australia
Eurovision should be restricted to Europe imo, if you want a global contest then have one but don't call it Eurovision?
I'm with the Eurovision=European people. I feel like it being a European thing only, makes it that more special and cozy. And if they start inviting anymore countries, they better change the name to Worldvision or Earthvision or whatever. (Btw see how uncool these names are compared to Eurovision?)
Also other nations don't have that European air of craziness about them. Like that Australian guy from last year was so boring and is just like any other 20 yo male singer with a guitar. (Does he play the guitar? I don't remember really)