The X Factor winner Isaiah Firebrace.
The X Factor winner Isaiah Firebrace. Contributed

Eurovision’s worst-kept secret

ISAIAH Firebrace will represent Australia in this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

The badly kept secret was confirmed by SBS today.

The 17 year old won last year's X Factor.

The X Factor winner Isaiah Firebrace with his mentor Adam Lambert.
The X Factor winner Isaiah Firebrace with his mentor Adam Lambert. Jeremy Greive

He became the first indigenous winner of a reality show since Casey Donovan.

Firebrace's Eurovision song is a ballad called Don't Come Easy and was written by Sydney's DNA, who penned The Sound of Silence for Dami Im, which she performed with great success at last year's Eurovision.

Firebrace will compete in Kiev, Ukraine from May 12 with the final taking place on May 14.

His first single It's Gotta Be You has already found Firebrace an international audience online, going gold in Sweden thanks to global popularity on Spotify.

"I will make Australia proud," Firebrace said.

News Corp Australia

Town disappears off the map

Town disappears off the map

The town which no longer exists

Man dies after struck by vehicle walking along road

Man dies after struck by vehicle walking along road

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the tragedy

More highway upgrades announced

More highway upgrades announced

MORE safety upgrades for Warrego Highway

Local Partners