Australia’s 2016 Eurovision Contestant Will Be Announced Next Week By 2014 Winner Conchita Wurst

Hold on to your feathered capes and get ready to soil your sequinned underpants because the artist who will represent Australia at this year’s global battle for musical supremacy, Eurovision, is set to be unveiled next week.

Yes, the champion who will contest the 2016 Eurovision song competition in the name of Vegemite, drop bears and the great Land Down Under will be announced next Thursday, 3rd March.

And who better to pull his or her name out of the Goblet Of Fire than the 2014 Queen of Eurovision herself, Conchita Wurst?

Apt, since her country, Austria, is the one that invited us to compete in Eurovision the first place.

As SBS reports, Wurst will unveil Australia’s official contestant during a one-off concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra – dubbed Conchita: From Vienna with Love – followed by a very special performance by our brand new Aussie Eurovision star on the iconic Sydney Opera House stage.

We know at least 585 punters who will have a lot riding on the outcome, after signing a petition to send national treasure Shannon Noll to Stockholm, Sweden as Eurovision 2016 superstar (up yours, Guy Sebastian!)

Fingers crossed for a Conchita/Nollsy duet you guys.

In the meantime, SBS has invited us all to keep a close eye on their official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages over the next week for “exclusive clues and hints” about Australia’s next Eurovision contestant.

Competition organisers announced Australia’s second chance at taking out the Eurovision title back in November of 2015, with Eurovision 2016 set to take place in Stockholm’s Globe Arena on 10th, 12th and 14th May.

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