This piece of news isn't at all unexpected, as I have expected it all along: the talks about Australia only coming back next year in case they win has been only to calm waters so to speak until we see how it all goes. And it all has been going so well they might become a regular ficture from now on.
They’ve already proved more adept than most countries. Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand has said that Australia’s efforts have been noticed and will be rewarded.
"Australia has demonstrated that it can deliver the good things, and the interest is huge in the country, so it is clear that we will discuss whether to extend the contest. This is not in place permanently, and we have not discussed the issue in the EBU Reference Group, but the idea is interesting." as Metro.co.uk reports. If Jon Ola Sand wants it, who would say no? This blogger backs up the idea. Australia has brought one of the top-5 songs and my favorites and takes it seriously enough, unlike some others. The only question in my mind remains: Should they be in Big6 or not? Maybe not.