Australia’s Jessica Mauboy through to Eurovision Grand Final!

 Friday 11 May

News Release

Overnight in Lisbon, Portugal, Jessica took to the stage to perform her emotive, uplifting and powerful anthem We Got Love, impressing fans, the worldwide voting audience and jurors from competing countries to be one of the ten artists through to the Grand Final.  

Jessica Mauboy said:
“It’s a huge thrill that people across Europe have taken We Got Love to their hearts. I am so excited and really looking forward to sharing the stage with some great artists in the Grand Final.”

SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid said:
“We’re thrilled to see Australia advance through to the Grand Final once again and so proud of how Jessica has represented the country.

“She introduced home-grown talent to the Eurovision stage in 2014 as a guest performer and made history as the first non-European solo artist to do so. As an official competitor, she’s brought so much passion and determination and we know everyone will get behind Jessica this Sunday on SBS.”

Australian Head of Delegation Paul Clarke said:
“Jessica has worked so hard for this, it’s no mean feat carrying the hopes of Australia, and it’s so special to see her touch the hearts of the crowd and the television audience of Europe. We are building as a team at just the right moment and we have enormous belief that we can do this. We’re so proud of Jessica!”

Only ten artists from the eighteen countries performing in Semi Final 2 proceed to the Grand Final. The ten countries voted through are: Australia, Serbia, Moldova, Hungary, Ukraine, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Slovenia and The Netherlands.

They will join the 10 countries already voted through from Semi Final 1 – Austria, Estonia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Israel, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Albania, Finland and Ireland, along with the Big Five – Spain, UK, France, Italy, Germany and hosts Portugal, to compete in the Grand Final for the title of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 winner. 

If you missed Jessica Mauboy’s qualifying performance LIVE on SBS this morning, tune into the primetime broadcast tonight at 7.30pm AEST on SBS.         

The Eurovision Grand Final is broadcast LIVE from 5am AEST Sunday 13 May on SBS. Australians need to tune into this broadcast to cast their vote at the same time as European audiences. To vote, audiences must text or call the numbers that appear on screen during these live broadcasts.

SBS’s primetime Grand Final broadcast is 7.30pm AEST Sunday 13 May on SBS, with backstage interviews and behind the scenes action.

Eurovision Top 40 Controversies
Saturday 12 May, 7.30pm on SBS

Eurovision is the wildest show on earth. Each year it creates more drama and shock than any other singing competition. Join Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey as they count down the Top 40 outrageous Eurovision Controversies. With International comedians, celebrities and Eurovision dancers, this hilarious two hour special features live performances from singing sensations Isaiah, Casey Donovan and Australia’s 2018 Eurovision artist Jessica Mauboy.

The Eurovision Song Contest
Primetime evening broadcasts

Semi Final 2 – Friday 11 May, 7.30pm, SBS ** FEATURING JESSICA MAUBOY
Grand Final – Sunday 13 May, 7.30pm, SBS ** FEATURING JESSICA MAUBOY

LIVE early morning broadcasts
Grand Final – Sunday 13 May, 5am (AEST) SBS ** FEATURING JESSICA MAUBOY