Love it? Hate it? Rate it! Cast your own votes as the artists take the stage during our nightly broadcasts of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.
Staff writers

8 May 2018 - 8:27 PM  UPDATED 8 May 2018 - 9:52 PM

We get it. The Eurovision Song Contest elicits some very intense emotions. It's not healthy to keep them all bottled up inside. You've got to let them out. Because you're amongst your people here at SBS, we've crafted an outlet through which you can express all of your unspoken feelings about the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest participants. From the moment they set foot on the stage in Lisbon, you can tell us what you think about each country's performance (the song, the look, the staging, the dancing, the backdrop), for better or worse, via our homegrown, state-of-the-art, kneejerk-reaction rating system. 

The thumbtastic SBS Rater will take over the SBS Eurovision home page during all of the Eurovision performances in our 7.30pm evening broadcasts of the first and second Semi-Finals, and, of course, on the evening of the Grand Final.

Just visit the Eurovision website during the broadcast and give artists an immediate thumbs up or the thumbs down during their time on stage.


There's no limit to how often you cast a vote, so flex your thumbs in preparation for a mega Eurovision week.


Primetime evening broadcasts

Semi Final 1 – Wednesday 9 May, 7.30pm, SBS and live streaming at SBS On Demand
Semi Final 2 – Friday 11 May, 7.30pm, SBS SBS and live streaming at SBS On Demand ** FEATURING JESSICA MAUBOY 
Grand Final – Sunday 13 May, 7.30pm, SBS and live streaming at SBS On Demand

LIVE early morning broadcasts

Semi Final 1 – Wednesday 9 May, 5am (AEST) SBS and live streaming at SBS On Demand
Semi Final 2 – Friday 11 May, 5am (AEST) SBS and live streaming at SBS On Demand ** FEATURING JESSICA MAUBOY (See voting information here)
Grand Final – Sunday 13 May, 5am (AEST) SBS and live streaming at SBS on Demand



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

Semi Final 2: Meet 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 

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