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Mauboy to perform at Eurovision
Jessica Mauboy. Picture: Supplied

Jessica Mauboy will be flying the flag for Australia at the Eurovision competition this year.

The indigenous pop singer will perform live during the second semi-final of Eurovision's 59th instalment in Denmark, which will air on May 10.

"Like so many Aussies, I have loved watching the show from my loungeroom and now to be a part of one of the world's biggest music shows is just incredible," Mauboy said.

While she won't be a competitor, her appearance will mark the first time Australia's been represented at the iconic European singing contest as a guest.

The Darwin songstress, who first shot to stardom as runner-up in 2006's Australian Idol, will perform an original yet-to-be-named song written for the event.

The coup will likely feed Australia's love affair with the kitsch splendour of Eurovision.

Mauboy has released three studio albums and has also dabbled in acting, featuring in Australian films Bran Nue Dae and and The Sapphires.

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