If you can wrap your head around the fact that we, Australia, have somehow landed ourselves in Europe’s biggest music competition for the third year running, you may have noticed a particular theme with the talent we send over.
Listen: This is why we only send reality TV contestants to Eurovision.
They’re all from reality TV.
Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian, Dani Im. And this year, Isaiah Firebrace all got their starts on music talent finding shows, from Australian idol to X Factor.
With this in mind, The Binge co-host Tiffany Dunk says this year’s announcement wasn’t much of a surprise.
“It wasn’t hard to guess. Every year they end up getting some kind of former contestant from a reality TV show and given that none of them are running anymore, we’re getting a little bit light on,” she said in the latest podcast.
“Either that or they’re stuck in a jungle somewhere. Casey Donavon next year maybe?”
And she has a pretty convincing reason why this is.