Written while attending the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon 2018, this final chapter reflects upon how the 2018 contest illustrated and challenged many of the trends and themes explored throughout the book. It concludes that Australia’s middle-of-the-table result in 2018 should not be seen as a sign to leave the contest but a shift in its status as a competing nation, and an additional impetus in its project of establishing a new song contest for the Asia-Pacific region while still maintaining its connections to the original event and, through this, Europe.
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