FULL EUROVISION SWING DOWN UNDER
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – Australia will dedicate an entire week to Eurovision as the country sends its first representative to the contest, albeit as an interval act. Due to an eight hour time difference, the shows in Australia will not be aired live.
However, both semi finals and the grand final will be shown in full each night on Friday May 9, Saturday May 10 and the grand final on Sunday May 11 on SBS1. Over on SBS2, a Eurovision quiz show will be aired starting May 5 with celebrity guests quizzed on Eurovision’s most memorable costumes, songs and performances.
Australian singer Jessica Mauboy will perform as the interval act in the second semi final in Copenhagen. SBS and production partner Blink TV are producing a feature documentary following Jess’ Eurovision journey from Darwin to Denmark titled “Jess Mauboy’s Road to Eurovision” which will screen ahead of the second semi final.
SBS’s pop up digital radio station will play non-stop hits from Eurovision Song Contest’s across the years, and Australian fans will again be able to join in the action online with an enhanced social TV experience with tweets on screen throughout the broadcast and interactive voting so audiences can vote for or against any of the performers.
Commentary will be provided by Australian television hosts Julia Zemiro and Sam Peng who will be in the arena in Copenhagen.