The Semi-Final 2 results are in… and it’s all good news for Australia, as Jessica Mauboy is through to the Grand Final on Sunday May 13, having brought the house down with ‘We Got Love’.
Jessica was one of the 10 semi-finalists who made it through in today’s crucial decider of the line-up for the Big One on Sunday.
She faced fierce competition from a field that featured acts who were past winners (Norway), runners-up (The Netherlands), and seasoned Eurovision performers, Sweden.
Didn’t set your alarm? You can watch the entire Semi Final 2 broadcast tonight (Friday) at 7.30pm on SBS and SBS On Demand, and rate the performances as each participant takes the stage.
The 10 acts that have progressed to the Grand Final are:
Alexander Rybak kicked things off with the 1500th song in Eurovision history: a scatting, fiddling instructional song writing how-to, ‘That’s How You Write A Song’
Sanja Ilic & Balkanika took the stage with much drumming and wind instrument work (though not with songwriter Sanja Ilic), 'Nova Deca'
Rasmussen brought stormy weather and a harmonised history lesson about Vikings, ‘Higher Ground’
DoReDos, who brought a party, slapstick, and dancing doppelgangers!, with the jaunty ‘My Lucky Day’
Waylon was a little bit country and a lot Eurovision with leopard prints and krumping guitarists, for his performance of ‘Outlaw In ‘Em’
Jessica Mauboy, who had the 11,000-strong crowd within Altise Arena singing along to ‘We Got Love’
AWS, who shook things up with their plugged in metal and pyrotechnics, 'Viszlat Nyar'
Benjamin Ingrosso, who can’t be accused of making empty promises, having danced his way entirely through his slick pop number, ‘Dance You Off’
Lea Sirk, who melded traditional elements with a contemporary message of empowerment with ‘Hvala, ne!’ (‘Thanks, No!’) – and featured a momentary faux power failure
MELOVIN, who heightened the drama with an undead theme, a coffin and a flaming piano, with ‘Under The Ladder’
The following acts were unsuccessful this year:
Julia Samoylova, who finally got her turn on stage after being banned from competing last year, with ‘I Won’t Break’.
Vanja Radovanovic took the stage with his textbook Balkan Ballad (complete with key change), ‘Inje’
Laura Rizzotto, who lamented about being relegated to the Friend Zone, ‘Funny Girl’
Irao brought Ethno Jazz to Eurovision with ‘For You’
Gromee (feat. Lukas Meijer) was all beats, smiles – and snake dance - with ‘Light Me Up’
Christabelle brought her own LED screens to the stage, for her plea for destigmatisation of mental illness, ‘Taboo’
Jessika (feat. Jenifer Brening) brought sentient robots and a rap break, in ‘Who We Are’
The Humans, and their ‘80s power ballad throwback, ‘Goodbye’
The Eurovision Song Contest will screen across SBS and SBS On Demand from May 9 -13. For full screening details, and to rate the performances, head to www.sbs.com.au/Eurovision.
Primetime evening broadcasts
Semi-Final 1 – Catch-up at SBS On Demand
Semi-Final 2 – Friday 11 May, 7.30pm, SBS. Live streaming at SBS On Demand and available for catch-up** FEATURING JESSICA MAUBOY
Grand Final – Sunday 13 May, 7.30pmSBS. Live streaming at SBS On Demand and available for catch-up
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