Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian is Australia's first Eurovision contestant

Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian is Australia's first Eurovision contestant

Guy Sebastian has been selected to be Australia's first representative at the Eurovision Song Contest.

For those of you who haven't heard of Guy or haven't spent some time downunda, let's just say he is Australia’s equivalent of … Ronan Keating.

The singer-songwriter rose to fame by winning Australian Idol in 2003, and later served as a judge on Australia's X Factor.

He has also topped the Australian singles chart over the years, with tracks like ‘Like a Drum’, 'All I Need Is You' and 'Like It Like That'.

Australian broadcaster SBS confirmed today that Sebastian will perform on behalf of the country in Vienna this May.

The title of the track that Sebastian will perform is scheduled to be announced in the coming weeks.

Do you think he has what it takes to beat our 2015 entrant, 16-year-old Molly Sterling?

"It's incredibly exciting to be given the opportunity to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest,” Sebastian said today before tweeting this photo of him as this year’s winner Conchita Wurst.

"It is the biggest music event in the world with an amazing history and tradition and I'm truly honoured to be invited to represent Australia in its first time ever in the competition."

It was announced that Australia would join the 60th annual song contest back in February.

The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Vienna on Saturday, May 23.

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