We take you direct to Vienna, for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Eurovision 2015 as we count down to the main event.
18 May 2015 - 1:04 PM  UPDATED 24 May 2015 - 4:54 PM
Friday 2 Sep 2016

We take you behind the scenes in Vienna every day of Eurovision week! On day one, it’s on! Guy rehearses for the first time on the amazing Eurovision stage. 

 

You know you’ve made it when there’s a huge Eurovision bus with your flag on it. Julia Zemiro demonstrates Aussie pride.

 

“So are we doing this or what?” Guy and crew gear up for the first ever Aussie stage rehearsal.

 

 

So the rehearsal was, you know, kind of, pretty much, AH-MAZING! More here!

So the rehearsal was, you know, kind of, pretty much, AH-MAZING!
 

 

Conchita bashfully glides through the red carpet, on the way to the official Eurovision launch party.

 

 

Vienna Town Hall. Can throw good delegation parties. 

 

 

Omg it’s Guy Sebastian. Badass at all levels, even in 3D printed figurine type levels.

 

Sam Pang is team *3D printed* Guy too!

 

All about that bass in the (Euro) club.

 

Having nailed rehearsals, Guy gives his fans more love by performing at the launch party, and also provides excellent mobile phone content…

Having nailed rehearsals, Guy gives his fans more love by performing at the launch party, and also provides excellent mobile phone content…
*3D Guy that is.

 

It’s no Sydney Opera House, but 3D Guy can’t deny the majesty of the Viennese equivalent.

 
Right next to the Vienna Opera House, is a giant pink bunny which is a tribute to artist Albrecht Dürer's "Young Hare". 3D Guy chills appreciatively next to it.

 
3D Guy contemplates in front of the Hofburg Imperial Palace.

 
3D Guy wonders whether Parliament is in session at the Vienna Parliament House.

 
 
The richness of Vienesse culture is astounding, 3D Guy poses at the Museum Quarter.

 
3D Guy saves the best for last, with the most iconic of Viennese landmarks, St. Stephen’s Cathedral. 

While Eurovision is a huge party and lots of fun, it also serves an important soft power diplomacy function between the European countries, and now, with Australia. At an event held by the Australian embassy in Vienna, the relationship building exercise facilitated by Eurovision and the strong ties Australia has to Europe was highlighted. As Guy Sebastian said, we’ve built a “really big bridge” between Austria and Australia. 

Sunday 24 May 2015

We learn all about the contestants - and their particular quirks - ahead of the Eurovision Grand Final!

 

Don’t miss the Grand Final action, 7:30pm Sunday May 24 on SBS ONE.

 

Saturday 23 May 2015

It’s been a hectic few months and it’s all leading up to this moment. Entering as a wildcard for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, Guy Sebastian will take to the Eurovision stage to represent Australia. Our time is now!

Watch Guy live 5am or with Julia and Sam at 7:30pm Sunday 24 May on SBS ONE.

Friday 22 May 2015

The Aussies are here! Vienna has been hit by the green and gold brigade, armed with Team Guy shirts, paddles and Aussie flags. Go Australia!

 

These photogenic legends

 

These cool cats know that accessories are important for all occasions

 

These cuties with million dollar smiles

 

This awesome fan who knows how to work multiple messages

 

This Julia Zemiro fan

 

These paparazzi ready princesses

 

This legend who knows exactly what “Building Bridges” is all about

 

These handsome fellows

 

And for you back home, we know the best is yet to come, so don’t miss the prime time broadcast at 7:30pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on SBS ONE.

The lead up to Eurovision certainly is a gruelling performance schedule for all contestants, as they meticulously rehearse their acts to perfection. But some have taken dedication to a new level, from walking tightropes, to skydiving, or even running out of oxygen, all in the pursuit of the perfect postcard.

Thursday 21 May 2015

Let’s face it, it’s unlikely most of us will ever end up on the Eurovision stage, but these ladies show that supporting roles are just as exciting!