With the Eurovision Grand Final just over four weeks away Australia's broadcaster has revealad all details of this year's broadcast taking place on the same weekend as the Australian Federal Election.
Broadcast details below:
Semi Final 1 (Australia is competing)
LIVE: Wednesday 15 May, 5am (AEST) SBS (Australians can vote in this)
REPLAY: Thursday 16 May, 8.30pm, SBS
Semi Final 2
LIVE: Friday 17 May, 5am (AEST) SBS
REPLAY: Friday 17 May, 8.30pm, SBS
LIVE: Grand Final – Sunday 19 May, 5am (AEST) SBS (Australians can vote)
REPLAY: Grand Final – Sunday 19 May, 8.30pm, SBS
Director of Blink and Australian Head of Delegation and TV Paul Clarke stated that Kate's staging has been approved and will be very different from Australia Decides:
“Eurovision 2019 is shaping up to be one of the great ones. We met with producers in Tel Aviv recently, and their ideas for the event will truly make it a global sensation. We got the tick of approval for our staging concept with Kate Miller-Heidke and there are a couple of big surprises in store. It will be very different from the staging at Eurovision - Australia Decides. On the Expo Tel Aviv stage, Kate’s performance will be a truly epic evanescent enchantment. There are a lot of great artists and songs in Semi Final 1, but we totally intend to stand out.”
In SBS's promo Kate has also been featured wearing a different dress and crown (below) - a hint to her Eurovision outfit or not? Only time will tell!