With the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest less than a month away, SBS has announced its schedule for the event and the details for voting in the competition.
The contest will be broadcast live and in primetime May 9-13 on SBS with Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst returning as hosts.
Australian representative at the singing contest Jessica Mauboy will perform on the Eurovision stage on May 11.
Australians will be able to vote again this year during the early morning broadcasts. As per the official Eurovision rules, viewers can vote in the semifinal in which their country is participating, as well as the grand final.
The viewers’ votes make up 50% of the final result. The other 50% of the vote is decided by a National Jury in each participating country. Australia’s jury will be announced soon. The jury and Australian public can vote for any country except Australia.
For Australian viewers, this means they will need to tune in to the live broadcast of semifinal 2 on May 11 at 5am (AEST) and the grand final on May 13 at 5am (AEST) and text or call the numbers that appear on screen during these live broadcasts.
The broadcaster will have full coverage of the song contest across TV, radio and online.
It has introduced two new programs to round out a week of Eurovision content, kicking off on May 5 with an encore of Eurovision Top 40 Songs before semifinal 1 on May 9.
Destination Flavour Eurovision, hosted by Adam Liaw, will premiere on May 10. On May 12, Warhurst and Creasey will present a brand new two-hour TV special counting down Eurovision’s wildest controversies in Eurovision Top 40 Controversies.
The Eurovision Song Contest, Eurovision Top 40 Controversies, Destination Flavour Eurovision and Eurovision Top 40 Songs are produced by SBS’s Eurovision production partner Blink TV.
The Eurovision Song Contest – Primetime evening broadcasts
Semifinal 1: Wednesday May 9, 7.30pm, SBS
Semifinal 2: Friday May 11, 7.30pm, SBS – featuring Jessica Mauboy
Grand final: Sunday May 13, 7.30pm, SBS
The Eurovision Song Contest – Live early morning broadcasts
Semifinal 1: Wednesday May 9, 5am (AEST) SBS
Semifinal 2: Friday May 11, 5am (AEST) SBS – featuring Jessica Mauboy
Grand Final: Sunday May 13, 5am (AEST) SBS
Other Eurovision programs
Destination Flavour Eurovision: Thursday May 10, 8.30pm SBS
Eurovision Top 40 Controversies: Saturday May 12, 7.30pm SBS