As the event approaches, many of you are making your plans to reschedule your life to immerse yourself fully into the world of Eurovision. But when and how will you watch? Worry not - regardless of whether you're able to be in front of the TV or not, SBS has you covered!
Eurovision Top 40 Songs
Wednesday 10 May, 8.30pm on SBS
It’s the world’s ultimate, crazy song competition and Australia has been watching for over 30 years. There are so many highlights in the contest’s history, now it’s time to decide our top 40 favourite songs. Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey present the Top 40 songs from Eurovision’s 60 year history as voted by Australia’s Eurovision fans via the SBS Eurovision website. What will #1 be?
The countdown features interviews from six past Eurovision winners including Mans Zelmerlow (2015) and Loreen (2012) from Sweden, Conchita Wurst (2014), Katrina and The Waves (1997), Bucks Fizz (1981), and Brotherhood of Man (1976).
Funny and pithy moments in Eurovision Top 40 Songs come from Irish comedian Jason Byrne, UK comic Stuart Goldsmith, Australian funnyman Dave O’Neil, songwriter Casey Bennetto, music theatre star Lucy Durack, Please Like Me writer Becky Lucas, Here Come The Habibs star Tahir, comic Tessa Waters, Eurovision Professor Alison Lewis, and Australia’s own esteemed Eurovision former judge Richard Wilkins. With performances by Dami Im, Paul Capsis and Bjorn Again.
The Eurovision Song Contest
Primetime evening broadcasts
Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey will be in the commentary booth to guide viewers through all the acts in the Eurovision Semi Finals and Grand Final, and will also report backstage with exclusive interviews and gossip with contestants and a behind the scenes look at the contest.
Australian contestant Isaiah Firebrace performs in semi final 1 this year and must be voted through to then compete in the Grand Final.
Semi Final 1 – Friday 12 May, 7.30pm SBS
Semi Final 2 – Saturday 13 May, 7.30pm, SBS
Grand Final – Sunday 14 May, 7.30pm, SBS
LIVE early morning broadcasts
For the truly dedicated Eurovision fan, the semi-finals and grand final will be broadcast live from Kyiv at 5am in the morning. A special incentive to watch live is that you get the chance to vote on contestants.
Semi Final 1 – Wednesday 10 May, 5am (AEST) SBS
Semi Final 2 – Friday 12 May, 5am, (AEST) SBS
Grand Final – Sunday 14 May, 5am, (AEST) SBS
Australians will be able to vote again this year during the early morning broadcasts and then join in the conversation using the hashtag #sbseurovision during the interactive evening primetime broadcasts, with tweets and party pictures on screen.
Live Stream on SBS On Demand
Waking up at 5am isn't easy for a lot of us, let alone getting out of bed at that hour. Thanks to SBS On Demand, you can just roll over and pick up your phone or tablet and stream the live feed direct to your phone.
Semi Final 1 – Wednesday 10 May, 5am (AEST)
Semi Final 2 – Friday 12 May, 5am, (AEST)
Grand Final – Sunday 14 May, 5am, (AEST)
Of course, not all of us are necessarily able to get to a TV set with an antenna either, so we'll be streaming the evening broadcasts too:
Semi Final 1 – Friday 12 May, 7.30pm (AEST)
Semi Final 2 – Saturday 13 May, 7.30pm (AEST)
Grand Final – Sunday 14 May, 7.30pm (AEST)
SBS Radio kicks off Eurovision celebrations early with SBS Eurovision Radio, a non-stop soundtrack to the world's biggest song contest, broadcasting 24 hours a day from Monday 1 to Sunday 14 May.
SBS Eurovision Radio listeners can also tune in to the evening simulcast of the SBS coverage of the Semi-Finals on Friday 12 May, Saturday 13 May and the Grand finals on Sunday 14 May at 7.30pm AEST including all the behind the scenes action from Kyiv.
Listeners can also tune in for LIVE Semi Final and Grand Final simulcasts Wednesday 10 May, Friday 12 May and Sunday 14 May at 5am.