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Australian Eurovision entry to be revealed


A woman cleans the stage during the Ukrainian national song contest in Kiev, Ukraine, 25 February 2017. The ESC will be held in Kiev, Ukraine on 09 and 11 May, with the final on 13 May 2017. EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO

Australia's third singer to compete at the Eurovision song contest will be unveiled at a secret location in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Last year, Dami Im proved to the rest of the world that, when it came to music, Australia was a force to be reckoned with, placing second overall with the track Sound of Silence.


Australia's Dami Im celebrates as she learns the results during the Eurovision Song Contest final in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday, May 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

On Tuesday evening, the next artist hoping to build on Im's success and represent Australia at the Eurovision in Ukraine in May will be revealed.

Guy Sebastian was the first artist to represent Australia at the event, coming fifth in 2015 with the song Tonight Again.

While Australia is celebrating its third year participating in the song contest - which was traditionally only open to European countries - there has been one blow dealt to the Aussie side.

Longtime hosts of SBS' coverage of the event, Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang, have revealed they are stepping down to make way for a new hosting team.

*The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine on May 9, 11 and 13.

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