• Australia's entrant Isaiah Firebrace has qualified for the Eurovision song contest grand final. (AAP) (EPA)Source: EPA
Australia’s Isaiah has been voted through Semi Final 1 of the Eurovision Song Contest, and will compete for Australia in the Grand Final Sunday 14 May on SBS.
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SBS Guide

10 May 2017 - 8:55 AM  UPDATED 10 May 2017 - 8:57 AM

Overnight in Kyiv, Ukraine, 17-year-old Isaiah took to the stage performing his Eurovision song ‘Don’t Come Easy’, impressing the worldwide voting audience and juries of each country to be one of the ten artists through to the Grand Final.  

Isaiah said:

“Tonight I just wanted to deliver my best performance and really connect to the lyrics of my song and make Australia proud. Eurovision has been a dream come true for me, and I’m so happy I get to be on the stage again for the Grand Final. I am so thankful for all the support from fans over here and everyone back home.” 

SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid said:

“We are incredibly proud of how Isaiah has represented Australia, it is a huge achievement to advance through to the Grand Final of the world’s biggest singing competition. We know Australians will get behind Isaiah and tune into SBS this weekend to see him perform.”

Australian Head of Delegation Paul Clarke said:

‘Isaiah totally deserves this chance in the Grand Final. He has a huge talent and he has captured the hearts of many people here with his voice, his good looks and his gracious spirit.  We wish him well in the best field of artists in a few years, and we have a few days now to tweak our production and set our sights on the Top Ten of the competition.’

The ten countries from the 18 who performed in Semi Final 1 and have made it through the Grand Final are: Moldova, Azerbaijan, Greece, Sweden, Portugal, Poland, Armenia, Australia, Cyprus and Belgium.

They will join the ten countries who will be voted through in Semi Final 2, which airs on SBS LIVE 5am Friday 12 May, and in primetime 7.30pm Saturday 13 May.  

The final 20 countries will be joined by host country Ukraine and the ‘Big 5’ - United Kingdom, Spain, France, Germany and Italy in the Grand Final. The Eurovision Grand Final airs LIVE from 5am Sunday 14 May on SBS, and in primetime 7.30pm Sunday 14 May.

ON TV

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 Eurovision Song Contest

Primetime evening broadcasts

Semi Final 1 – Friday 12 May, 7.30pm SBS ** FEATURING ISAIAH

Semi Final 2 – Saturday 13 May, 7.30pm, SBS

Grand Final – Sunday 14 May, 7.30pm, SBS

 

LIVE early morning broadcasts

Semi Final 1 – Wednesday 10 May, 5am (AEST) SBS ** FEATURING ISAIAH

Semi Final 2 – Friday 12 May, 5am, (AEST) SBS

Grand Final – Sunday 14 May, 5am, (AEST) SBS

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