This year Australia will be a contestant on the Eurovision Song Contest, a singing contest held once a year in Europe.
Traditionally only European countries could enter the Eurovision Song Contest (hence the name), however Australia is not the first non-European country to enter. Israel has entered frequently in the past and Morocco also entered in 1980.
This year will be the 60th contest and it will be held in Vienna, Austria.
Last year’s winner: Conchita Wurst
Vocabulary: contestant (n), hence (adv)