Congratulations to Guy Sebastian for Eurovision selection

5 March 2015

I would like to congratulate ARIA award-winning artist Guy Sebastian for being chosen to represent Australia at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna this year.

This is the first time in history that Australia has been invited to compete in the contest as a wild card entry.

It is a wonderful opportunity for Australia to be recognised on the world stage, with Eurovision audiences numbering close to 200 million.

Guy’s performance will be a celebration of Australia’s creative endeavour and artistic ambition.

Guy Sebastian was the first winner of Australian Idol in 2003 and has since become one of Australia’s most successful male artists. He is the only Australian male artist to have achieved six number one singles and two number one albums in chart history.

I wish Guy every success at this exciting event.