Australia had one of the biggest influxes of immigrants in world history after World War II.
It's one of the reasons the food's so good — everybody lives there.
Eurovision is an incredibly strange song contest and European tradition that, for some reason, has been utterly beloved by Australians for years. We love it so much we managed to get our own contestant, despite being as far away from Europe as it's possible to be.
It's strange, and several anthropology Ph Ds are probably being written about it, but it's just a thing. If we say we once had one, we're f*cking with you or making fun of your drunken friends.
Things you wouldn't feel comfortable saying to your grandmother regularly turn up on our network news or in our Parliament.
We'll probably also have weird nostalgia for athletes you have never heard of — with the exception of Ian Thorpe. Baseball's fine, but gridiron (aka American football)?
It's a stupendous combination and you should try it at least once in your life, but even if you don't, you're just going to have to live with it.