Conclusion: Eurovision—Australia Decides

Jessica Carniel, Chris Hay

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This chapter provides a final reflection on the themes and arguments of the collection via an examination of Eurovision—Australia Decides, Australia’s first national selection of its representative artist for the Eurovision Song Contest held in 2019. It argues that the event signals a transition in Australia’s internal and external relationships with the Eurovision Song Contest. Domestically, it has the potential to foster both tourism and local creative industries. Externally, the transition has further ramifications for Australia’s relationships with both Europe and the Indo-Pacific regions as the Australian delegation seeks to continue to participate in the original song contest while also facilitating the new Eurovision Asia event.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEurovision and Australia
Subtitle of host publicationInterdisciplinary Perspectives from Down Under
EditorsChris Hay , Jessica Carniel
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-20058-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-20057-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • National representation
  • Australia-Europe relations
  • Australia-Asia relations
  • Audiences
  • Creative industries


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