Australia's Eurovision contestant gets the thumbs up


Australia's Eurovision entry has emerged as an early favourite.

Dami Im's Sound Of Silence went down a treat with Twitter fans - despite some being confused about the country's inclusion in the contest.

Bookies have said that Dami is the second favourite to win, behind Russia's entry.

Australia was invited to participate for a consecutive year after joining the show as a one-off in 2015 to celebrate the event's 60th anniversary Building Bridges theme.

The country has the same rights as any other competing country, with votes from a professional jury and the voting public contributing to the final scoreboard.