It’s time to do an Australian quiz, about Eurovision’s newest participant this week. Even though their lack of years leaves them with fewer entries to make questions about, there’s still a lot of trivia to be uncovered about this most unusual of Eurovision participations.
With some weeks before we begin looking forward to Eurovision 2019, it’s that time in a Eurovision fan’s year to reflect on past years and all the good music and events they brought. And, if we may, some trivia.
So You Think You Know… is a new series that will arrive each Wednesday, each time focusing on a new active Eurovision country. We are continuing alphabetically. Look out for a recent winner in Austria, next time.
When did Australian broadcaster SBS first start broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest?
What is the status of Australia's broadcaster with regards to the EBU?
Which of these Eurovision artists isn't Australian or Australian-born?
What was Jess Mauboy's 2014 interval song (an almost proto-Australian entry) called?
What show did Dami Im win before competing for Australia?
What is Isaiah's last name?
He dropped this from his Eurovision appearance despite it being the most interesting part of his entry.
When did Australia first fail to qualify for the grand final?
Bit of a trick question!
Which country has Australia liked the best and given the most points so far in its Eurovision career?
Sweden are well ahead on points given to Australia too. United Kingdom is nowhere near the top of either list (so much for Anglosphere bloc voting)
Which of the following Asian countries can none of the Australian entrants so far claim descendance from?
Guy Sebastian was born in Malaysia, Jess has an Indonesian father and Dami Im was of course born in South Korea. For even more diversity, Isaiah and Jess are also Indigenous Australians.
Australian spokesperson Lee Lin Chin has appeared as the Australian vote reader for all but one year of their participation. Which?
Which Australian entry won the Marcel Bezençon Composer Award?
Should Australia ever win the contest, where is it provisionally planned that the contest will be held?
If you haven’t already played them (or just want to play them again), check out the below links for the So You Think You Know… quizzes from past weeks.