I am addicted to Eurovision . Naturally, I was so glad - almost delirious - to see on Tuesday's and Thursday's semi-finals that Greece and Cyprus got the golden ticket to the Grand Final tonight.. Congratulations to both of our amazing contestants! And let us give a big hand to Australia! Australia will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria. Owing to its cultural and political ties to European countries, the Eurovision Song Contest has been televised in Australia by the public broadcaster SBS for over thirty years. In honour of the contest's 60th running and in recognition of the event's popularity in Australia, it was announced on 10 February 2015 that Australia was invited to compete in the 2015 contest as a special guest participant. Australians have participated in and even won Eurovision as representatives of other countries (Australian coloratura soprano Mary-Jean O'Doherty will also participate in the 2015 contest as part of a group representing Armenia), but this marks the first time that the country will officially participate. If Australia wins, the next Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Germany.