• Relive the excitement of 'Eurovision: Australia Decides'. (SBS)
Start Eurovision Song Contest week right, by going back to where it all began. SBS Australia, Saturday.
SBS Eurovision

3 Feb 2019 - 2:23 PM  UPDATED 10 May 2019 - 2:33 PM

We're only days away from the main event, the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, which kicks off next week. To get you into the party spirit, SBS is taking us back to the start of Australia's journey to Tel Aviv, with a repeat screening of Australia's inaugural national selection contest, 'Eurovision - Australia Decides'.

Held on the Gold Coast in February, Eurovision – Australia Decides determined who would represent us at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest (Spoiler: It's Kate Miller-Heidke). The event had Australia on its feet - and was trending globally on Twitter, too, thanks very much.

Relive the excitement and watch ten acts vying for their shot to represent Australia on the world’s biggest stage: award-winning artist Kate Miller-Heidke,  indie pop band Sheppard, pop-opera star Mark Vincent, modern electric-soul duo Electric Fields, legendary drag queen and reality television veteran Courtney Act, pop star Aydan, 16-year-old singer-songwriter Leea Nanos, rock music icon Ella Hooper, chart topper Tania Doko and The Voice winner Alfie Arcuri.

Because it's never too early to get your party started, tell us if you're having a viewing party by using the hashtag #Eurovision. Feeling crafty? Top off your look with an ode to Kate Miller-Heidke:

DIY Kate Miller-Heidke crown!
Our easy-to-assemble crown won't help you hit those high notes, but it will make you look the part. Get your Eurovision party look right here.

The repeat of Eurovision - Australia Decides screens on SBS Australia, Saturday 11 May at 8.30 pm (and is available to stream at SBS On Demand).

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How to watch the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest 


Prime time evening broadcasts

Semi Final 1 – Thursday 16 May, 8.30pm on SBS, with live streaming at SBS On Demand          

Semi Final 2 – Friday 17 May, 8.30pm on SBS, with live streaming at SBS On Demand          

Grand Final – Sunday 19 May, 8.30pm on SBS, with live streaming at SBS On Demand          

The prime-time broadcasts will also be available to stream afterwards at SBS On Demand.


LIVE early morning broadcasts

Semi Final 1 – Wednesday 15 May, 5am (AEST) on SBS, with live streaming at SBS On Demand

Semi Final 2 – Friday 17 May, 5am (AEST) on SBS, with live streaming at SBS On Demand          

Grand Final – Sunday 19 May, 5am (AEST) on SBS, with live streaming at SBS On Demand



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