Once a year the best and brightest of European songwriters get together and have a competition to see who can write the best song and in one marvellous night of music we all get together and watch the United Kingdom's entry crash and burn but this year we have come up with a wheeze to avoid finishing in the wooden spoon slot because for one night only, Australia is European.
With a list of decent Australian bands that starts and ends with INXS, Australia isn't the first place you would turn to to make up the numbers in a song writing competition but the invite has gone out and the Aussie's have accepted so we can't take it back now.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the event, which will be held in May in Austria and Ola Sand who holds the title of the contests executive supervisor called it: 'A daring and at the same time incredibly exciting move'.
It does throw up the possibility that it could become a regular thing with a non-European country being invited to try its luck against the best songsmiths Estonia and Belarus have to offer but i hope whoever the Australians pick to represent them, they come armed with a wobble-board and a didgeridoo and someone who isn't Kylie.
As there are over a million Brits in the land down under, where beer does flow and men chunder, we must quite fancy getting the twelve points from our former colony but if they dish out the null points to us, i vote for ditching them and asking Canada next time.