SBS gives Australians a chance to vote on Eurovision 2020
Following the cancellation of Eurovision this year, SBS have announced a week-long festival of Eurovision from 10-17 May.
The highlight will be a Saturday night show: Eurovision 2020: A Big Night In!
This will take place on Saturday 16 May at the very AWAKE time of 7:30pm and will feature a countdown of Australia's favourite entries of this year's contest, voted by you!
But like usual, you won't be able to vote for Australia....
Voting is open now until 3 May with the results shown on the night of 16 May at sbs.com.au/Eurovision
The evening will be hosted by Eurovisionaries music buff Myf Warhurst and comedian Joel Creasey, and feature special guest appearances from big names across the globe and an exclusive studio performance from our very own Montaigne, giving audiences the first look at the performance she would have unveiled in Rotterdam next month.
Additionally SBS will also televise the EBU's own show 'Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light' on Sunday 17 May at 8:30pm.
SBS Commissioning Editor and Australian Head of Delegation Josh Martin said:
“Sixty-four years ago, Eurovision was born as an idea to help unite people after a period of turmoil and instability. In 2020, SBS is incredibly proud to fill the gap left from the cancellation of this year’s contest in Rotterdam, with a network event that champions the very same goal.
“Music really is the great unifier and a perfect antidote for a nation in isolation. We’ve already seen this through the thousands of apartment block singalongs and virtual choirs and, in this spirit, we promise this will be a fun, exciting and inclusive party that everyone is invited to! So get your costumes planned, and your twitter fingers ready as we countdown Australia’s Eurovision 2020 votes.”
In addition to the two big events on the weekend, a full week of Eurovision will be shown including documentaries, countdown shows and replays of previously Eurovision Song Contests.
Full schedule below:
Sunday 10 May 8.30pm-10.30pm Road to Eurovision 2020 on SBS VICELAND
Monday 11 May 1.30pm – 5.30pm Eurovision Song Contest 2015 on SBS - Guy
Tuesday 12 May 1.30pm – 5.30pm Eurovision Song Contest 2016 on SBS - Dami
Wednesday 13 May 1.30pm – 5.30pm Eurovision Song Contest 2017 on SBS - Isaiah
Thursday 14 May 1.30pm – 5.30pm Eurovision Song Contest 2018 on SBS - Jessica
Friday 15 May 1.15pm – 5.30pm Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on SBS - Kate
Saturday 16 May 7.30pm – 1030pm Eurovision 2020: Big Night In!
Saturday 16 May 10.30pm – 12.30am Eurovision Top 40 Controversies on SBS
Saturday 16 May 12.30am – 1.30am Secrets of Eurovision on SBS
Sunday 17 May 8.30pm – 1030pm Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light