4 August – Why do we keep going round and round?

Eurovision is all about Europe. No, not quite – it includes the Mediterranean nations too. Oh, wait, there are a whole load of associate members who would be in the EBU if it wasn’t for some irksome geography.

Hmmm, but not quite. There is another country that’s neither European nor Mediterranean these days. Australia, that’s right. We first saw them competitively in 2015. But, they announced their arrival in 2014 during an interval. What do you mean you don’t watch interval acts? Today’s birthday girl Jessica Mauboy was that interval act, and then we saw her again in 2018 as a competitor. Now those Strines have not done badly and only finished outside the top 10 once. And who was that non-top-tenner. Watch today’s video and find out.

Jessica is 30 today.

Happy birthday!