This year, the Eurovision Song Contest celebrates its 60th anniversary. To give the anniversary celebrations an extra dimension and to walk the talk on this year’s theme Building Bridges, the EBU and host broadcaster ORF invited Australia to compete in the Grand Final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.

We are petitioning SBS to send Harrison Craig to represent Australia as he IS the Voice of Australia. Here is a little background information on Harrison.

Harrison, born the 7th of September 1994 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, had to overcome challenges that would stop many people in their tracks, but growing up without his father, and becoming the man of the house at a young age has in his words, “made me the person I am today, and I am grateful for that.”

On top of rising above family responsibilities, Harrison had to deal with a severe stutter, which he has had since he began to talk. This courageous artist began to feel peace when he realized he could sing without stuttering. Singing has always been a place of contentment for Harrison, and it’s no wonder he dedicated himself to crafting and developing his now distinct and incredible voice in his own unique style he calls "popra".

In true testament to his character, his defining quote from his time on The Voice AU was related to his discussion with Coach Seal regarding his original song, ‘More Than A Dream’. Harrison said, “No matter whether you grew up without a father, you were bullied at school, or you can’t speak, you never stop.”

Harrison’s vocal development began when he joined the Victorian Boys Choir in 2005, he soon thereafter became a vocal lead in Garage Band High (comprised of some of the most talented teenage musicians in Australia), and with the help of his private singing instructor, David Jaanz, he continued to refine his vocal ability until he was ready to debut it for the world in 2013 on The Voice Australia. Of his experience on The Voice and his future, Harrison said, “I feel like I am coming home. It’s going to be amazing.”

We, the undersigned, believe SBS should choose Harrison Craig to represent Australia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria in May.

Harrison represents so much to so many Australians - and his voice deserves to be heard around the world.

He is a talented young man that has faced heartache, abandonment, bullying and a speech impediment - but has not let that hold him back from pursuing his dreams.

He carries himself with such poise and elegance and always has times for his fans.

The Harrison Craig 4 Eurovision AU petition to SBS was written by Harrison Craig - International and is in the category Music at GoPetition.