Much like most of Europe, Australians can't resist the Eurovision Song Contest.
Despite being 12,000 miles away, the Aussies have been welcome to fly up to Europe to participate in the competition.
Why is Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest?
Australia definitely isn't in Europe – however, in 2015, singers from the other side of the world were welcomed to take part in Eurovision.
Australia was invited to get involved as a gesture of goodwill for the show's 60th anniversary, which had a 'Building Bridges' theme.
Then on February 12, 2019, Eurovision confirmed that Australia secured a spot in the competition for the next five years until 2023.
What would happen if Australia won?
Similarly to our late-night Super Bowl parties, Aussies stay up all night to drink and watch the show.
It's thought that the nature of the Eurovision Song Contest appeals to fun-loving Aussies.
However, organisers have confirmed the contest won't be heading Down Under if Australia wins.
It is possible the UK could step and host the contest if the Aussies do win the contest.
Is Australia the only non-European country to take part?
No Australia is not the first or only non-European country to take part.
Israel has been competing regularly since 1973 and has won the contest on three occasions.
Morocco, which is located is North Africa, has also competed in past contests as well as Azerbaijan – a transcontinental country located at the boundary of Eastern Europe and Western Asia.
Tunisia and Lebanon have both been considered for the run-up.
How can I watch Eurovision 2022?
The Eurovision 2022 final will be held this weekend on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
It will be held at Italy's PalaOlimpico Arena in Turin.
The event will be aired live from 8pm on BBC One and later available for catch up on BBC iPlayer.
Graham Norton will be commentating on all the Eurovision action for the BBC.
Mika, Laura Pausini, and Alessandro Cattelan will also appear at the event as the presenters on the night.
Italy is hosting the big event after they won the show in 2021 with rock band Måneskin.
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