With a long, crazy history of memorable acts, we're looking back on Australia's favourite top 40 Eurovision songs. What will be #1?
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SBS Guide

7 May 2017 - 7:37 AM  UPDATED 5 May 2018 - 12:40 PM

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 that we went and collected Australia's top 40 favourite Eurovision 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?

Could it be the 'Russian Grannies'?

Cezar from Romania?

Or even Jedward from Ireland?

The countdown special 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.  

Eurovision Top 40 Songs screens on SBS Australia Saturday 5 May and will be available to stream at on SBS On Demand after the broadcast. The show kicks off our Very Big Week (+ 1 day) of all things Eurovision.

The Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast across SBS and SBS On Demand: Wednesday 9 May, Friday 11 May, and Grand Final Sunday 14 May at 7.30pm. LIVE early morning broadcasts begin Wednesday 9 May at 5am. Full details here

Semi Final 1: Meet the artists competing and watch their music videos 

Semi Final 2Meet the artists competing and watch their music videos 

Grand Final:  Meet the artists with an express entry to the Grand Final and watch their music videos 

Head to SBS Eurovision central for all of the latest news 

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