We are quickly approaching Eurovision once again, and for the fifth consecutive year, Australia is participating at the contest. Representing Australia this year is award winning singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke with the song Zero Gravity.
Earlier in the Eurovision season, Kate was selected by both the public and jury through the national final, Eurovision: Australia Decides. Kate will be performing on behalf of Australia in the first semi-final in the running order position of 12.
More information has now been released regarding the broadcast of Eurovision in Australia. In previous years, prior to Australia’s participation, the broadcast would remain in Australian prime time, however since our inclusion, the broadcast must be live to allow for the public vote.
There will be the live broadcasts of both semi-finals and the Grand Final. Here are the dates and times of the LIVE broadcasts:
Semi-Final 1: Wednesday 15th May, 5am (AEST) on SBS
Semi-Final 2: Friday 17th May, 5am (AEST) on SBS
Grand Final: Sunday 19th May, 5am (AEST) on SBS
As per the rules of Eurovision, you are permitted to vote in the semi-final in which your country is participating, however you cannot vote for your own country. As such, Australians can vote in the first semi-final, as well as the Grand Final in which all participating countries will vote. If you wish to vote, you will need to watch the live broadcast.
If you are not planning on voting, or you want to watch the show again, SBS will be broadcasting Eurovision in prime time. Here are the dates and times:
Semi-Final 1: Thursday 16th May, 8:30pm on SBS
Semi-Final 2: Friday 17th May, 8:30pm on SBS
Grand Final: Sunday 19th May, 8:30pm on SBS
The Australian broadcast will be commentated by Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey.