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Campaign started to have Kylie represent Australia at Eurovision

Joseph McCormick February 12, 2015
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A campaign has been started for Australia to recruit Kylie Minogue to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

The powers that be earlier this week made the controversial decision to grant Australia the right to compete in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

In celebration of the competition’s 60th birthday, as well as in the spirit of building bridges, the country has been granted the right to compete by Eurovision’s governing body.

The total number of countries being represented in the Grand Final of the 2015 competition will now be 40.

A petition on calls for Kylie to represent Australia at the competition.

It reads: “Because is the first time and the last one Australia will take to the stage and compete in the popular song contest as it marks its 60th anniversary. Kylie is the symbol of that country, the best pop singer in the world and, for sure, the Spanish community will support her in Vienna next May.

“And, finally, because WE LOVE KYLIE!!!!”

At time of publication, 300 supporters had signed the petition.

A second petition has been started to have now disbanded rock band This Is Serious Mum represent Australia was quickly shot down as a former member of the band said it would not regroup for the competition.

Drag diva Conchita Wurst is to make a triumphant return to the Eurovision Song Contest this year – but as a presenter, rather than an act.

The Austrian pop diva took home the crown last year, to the dismay of some conservative countries. The next contest is set to be held in Vienna in May 2015.

Wurst performed a set in early October at the European Parliament in Brussels, and the same month performed at the United Nations – where she met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

Following her victory, Russia developed plans to revive a Soviet era Eurovision rival as a ‘family friendly’ alternative, but the idea was quietly dropped this summer.

Related topics: Australia, Australia, eurovision, Kylie Minogue

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