Following the announcement of Australia’s participation at the Eurovision Song Contest, speculation has risen over who could possibly represent the country at the competition.
Last month, the Australian national broadcaster SBS confirmed that Australia would once again compete in the Eurovision Song Contest for a second time in a row, following their debut at the 2015 competition in Vienna, Austria. However for their second participation, Australia will have to compete in one of the two semi-finals in order to qualify to the grand final of the event next May.
For the country’s debut at the competition, SBS internally selected Guy Sebastian to represent Australia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with his entry Tonight again, placing in 5th position at the grand final. Since then, speculation has risen over who could potentially represent the nation at the forthcoming contest in Stockholm, Sweden.
One noticeable named favourite is Australian singer-songwriter and actress Kylie Minogue who has had a successful music career since the 1980s, having released over 10 albums to date. More recently, Kylie has appeared as a judge on television talent show The Voice in both Australia and the United Kingdom.
During a recently promotional visit to France, Kylie spoke to 20minutes.fr about her latest Christmas album, Kylie Christmas, as well as the possibility of a Eurovision participation. However when asked whether she would accept a Eurovision invitation, Kylie replied:
I have already been asked. But I’d be too nervous. I would be terrified. I don’t think it’s for me.
So with what seems like a slim chance of a Eurovision appearance from Kylie, who could be the next Australian representative at the forthcoming competition? SBS has yet to determine Australia’s selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, however more information is expected to be given within the coming weeks.