Australia Will Officially Take Part In Junior Eurovision 2015

Australia’s year of smashing it all across Europe continues, you guys!

Not only did we gain official entry into our very first Eurovision Song Contest, but we absolutely crushed it with a fifth place finish in the annual celebration of Euro house beats, soaring ballads, and outrageous stage props.
And it’s not over yet. Eurovision has officially announced that Australia will also be taking part in the 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest as well.
Our entry into the event means we will be one of 17 nations sending a talented youngster along to the Bulgarian capitol of Sofia for the event, scheduled to take place on the 21st of November.
The 16 other nations taking part have been announced to be Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Ireland (also making their Junior Eurovision debut), Italy, FYR Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, The Netherlands, and the Ukraine.
In a statement posted to the Eurovision website, contest supervisor Vladislav Yakovlev just about fizzed over with keenness to have a ‘Strayan entrant in this year’s competition.

“With #discover as the slogan for this year’s contest, we are also thrilled to welcome newcomers Ireland and Australia. Australia is continuing its journey after the tremendous success of Guy Sebastian at the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna earlier this year and is now supporting the future talent of their country. Junior Eurovision has always strived for inclusion and collaboration – having Australia as part of our event shows their commitment to celebrating young and future singing talent and we welcome them to our enthusiastic and growing international group of performers, delegates, media and team members.”

As always, the event will be broadcast locally by SBS who, much like the adult version, will also select Australia’s representative – which will be revealed on Friday.

We GOT DIS, people! It’s a singing contest for kids. We’ve been putting stupidly talented youngsters in TV singing contests for AGES. How much better in Europe could any of them actually be?

Holy shit.