Congratulations to Guy Sebastian for an outstanding performance at Eurovision

24 May 2015

On Behalf of the Australian Government I extend my warmest congratulations to Guy Sebastian for an outstanding achievement as Australia’s debut representative at the 2015 Eurovision song contest.

Guy Sebastian’s strong performance of the song he co-wrote, Tonight Again, saw him placed fifth in the Final held in Vienna after receiving votes from nearly all fellow Eurovision participating countries.

He also received the top score of 12 from hosts Austria, and 2015 winners, Sweden.

Guy Sebastian is a wonderful ambassador for Australian musical talent on the international stage. He has achieved outstanding success in Australia and the United States. Now, Guy Sebastian has won the hearts of European audiences through the Eurovision song contest which has an estimated audience of 180 million.

Our strong debut performance at Eurovision highlights the depth of talented Australian artists who are regularly rated amongst the best in the world. As the Minister for the Arts I will ensure that Australian artists can continue to showcase their high quality work to the world.