Eurovision history: Australia
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8 May 2017
The countdown is on as Eurovision creeps ever closer. This Saturday, Kiev will host the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest, the annual music extravaganza. To get us into the mood, we’re inviting some of our contributors this week to review five special moments in Eurovision history. The focus of our first instalment is Australia – which is now an official competitor at the event. Monocle 24’s Andrew Mueller explains the Australian fascination with Eurovision.
8 May 2017
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