Eurovision Song Contest on SBS
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Eurovision Song Contest on SBS broadcast details

Eurovision Song Contest on SBS – Mamma Mia, here we go again! It’s time for the Eurovision Song Contest – and this year is one for the history books, as South Australia’s powerful duo Electric Fields take their song One Milkali (One Blood) to Malmö, Sweden, showcasing Yankunytjatjara; an Aboriginal language of the Anangu peoples (one of the oldest living cultures on earth) on the biggest stage in the world for the very first time.

SBS’s exclusive coverage will once again be in the capable hands of esteemed commentary team, acclaimed TV and radio personalities, music buff Myf Warhurst & comedian Joel Creasey, with an exciting new addition to the team this year, as global superstar Courtney Act brings all the behind-the-scenes action from the world’s largest music event!   

SBS’s exclusive coverage airs LIVE from Wednesday 8 – Sunday 12 May at 5:00am AEST on SBS and SBS On Demand with the prime time event from Friday 10 – Sunday 12 May at 7:30pm AEST on SBS and SBS On Demand.  

About SBS’s exclusive coverage

The most dynamic duo in the biz Myf Warhurst & Joel Creasey return to bring their witty banter to the commentary booth as they guide Australia through the glitz, glamour, and madness of the Semi Finals and spectacular Grand Final direct from Malmö Arena.

Make sure you join in the conversation during the prime time broadcast using the hashtag #SBSEurovision, with tweets and party pictures promoted on screen, where you can not only catch all the performances, but also experience exclusive content as backstage correspondent Courtney Act joins the team to share all the interviews and gossip with contestants, behind-the-scenes insights, and more.

About Electric Fields 

Electric Fields are the first duo to represent Australia at the song contest.The extraordinary voice of Zaachariaha Fielding and brilliance of producer and keyboardist Michael Ross unite in a way that can only be described as magic, merging traditional living culture with music that ranges from soulful pop to epic-scale electronica.

From the moment their 2024 Eurovision song One Milkali (One Blood) starts it will stop you in your tracks. Zaachariaha’s arresting vocals immediately command attention against a twinkling chorus of instruments as he states,

“I stand in the eye of the spiral,”

as if on the precipice of something great, because they are. One Milkali loosely translates to ‘One Blood’ and is their dream for a world where we are all united. It’s a world disco in the face of the vast universe, mirroring the kinship we all share with the repeating patterns of nature.  

About the Eurovision Song Contest  

SBS’s prime time Eurovision event kicks off with Semi Final 1 on Friday 10 May at 7:30pm AEST where Electric Fields will compete alongside 14 other countries including fellow Aussie Silia Kapsis who will be representing Cyprus with her song Liar. The Grand Final package will air Sunday 12 May at 7:30pm AEST, but don’t forget you can tune in LIVE at 5am AEST from Wednesday 8 – Sunday 12 May to witness all the action as it happens in Malmö.  

This year, although already pre-qualified for the Grand Final, the Big 5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom) will all perform in the Semi Finals. Semi Final 1 will feature performances from Olly Alexander from the UK, ISAAK from Germany, and Marcus & Martinus from Sweden, with these countries also able to vote for artists in Semi Final 1.  

The voting changes that took effect last year remain, with the countries that qualify from the two Semi Finals, 10 from each, decided solely on the votes cast by viewers of the competition. Countries not taking part in the competition will be able to vote online for their favourite songs.

Their votes will be added together and converted to points that will have the same weight as one participating country in both the Semi Finals and the Grand Final. Professional juries, made up of those working in the music industry, will continue to contribute to the result of the Grand Final combined with the public vote. Australia’s jury will be announced soon.  

SBS’s supporting Eurovision content

All Eurovision content will be available to stream on our dedicated SBS On Demand Eurovision Song Contest 2024 Hub.

You can start listening to all the 2024 artists via their official music videos on the Eurovision Song Contest Hub now, with live streams, replays, exclusive behind-the-scenes extras, and performance clips to rollout over the coming weeks as the song contest kicks off.

Keep the party going between shows on SBS On Demand with the Music in the Movies Collection, Backstage Docs: Behind the Music Collection, and enjoy the best Swedish movies and TV shows with the How Swede It Is Collection.

SBS World Movies celebrates Eurovision with Bran Nue Daestarring previous Australian Eurovision representative Jessica Mauboy, A Hard Day’s Night as a throwback to last year’s host city, Swedish film A Piece of My Heart, and more.

On SBS Food, SBS’s favourite foodie and mega-Eurovision fan Adam Liaw takes us on a culinary adventure to Malmö in Destination Flavour Scandinavia and in Destination Flavour Eurovision helps you create the ultimate Eurovision party, plus so much more!

SBS Audio celebrates the Eurovision Song Contest, bringing audiences exclusive news and Eurovision artist interviews in English and in language. Download the free SBS Audio app available now at the iTunes App Store and Google Play.  

How can Australia vote?

*The jury and Australian public can vote for any country except Australia.

Australian viewers will need to to tune into the LIVE broadcast of Semi Final 1 on Wednesday 8 May at 5:00am (AEST) and the Grand Final on Sunday 12 May at 5:00am (AEST) by following the voting prompts that appear on screen.

For more information on how to vote please visit the official Eurovision Song Contest website here

The 68th Eurovision Song Contest is held from Tuesday 7 May – Saturday 11 May (CEST) 2024 in Malmö, Sweden, and will broadcast in Australia at the dates and times listed below:

LIVE early morning broadcast on SBS and SBS On Demand

Semi Final 1 – Wednesday 8 May at 5:00am AEST **FEATURES AUSTRALIA**       

Semi Final 2 – Friday 10 May at 5:00am AEST            

Grand Final – Sunday 12 May at 5:00am AEST     

Prime time broadcast on SBS and SBS On Demand

Semi Final 1 – Friday 10 May at 7:30pm AEST **FEATURES AUSTRALIA**       

Semi Final 2 – Saturday 11 May at 7:30pm AEST                       

Grand Final – Sunday 12 May at 7:30pm AEST   

Sweden’s Loreen took out the title with a historic win at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, United Kingdom, with her song Tattoo – a strong successor to her popular Eurovision anthem from 2012 Euphoria. In 2023, the United Kingdom hosted the competition on Ukraine’s behalf, with the theme ‘United by Music’ now a permanent slogan for the contest to reflect the power of music to bring people together across the world.

This year marks the seventh time Sweden will host Eurovision after previously hosting three times in Stockholm (1975, 2000, 2016), twice in Malmö (1992, 2013) and once in Gothenburg (1985). It will also be 50 years since ABBA won the contest with their song Waterloo, setting them on course for global success.

The Eurovision Song Contest is the world’s biggest live music event and in 2023 it attracted 162 million viewers worldwide.

Stay tuned to the SBS Eurovision website for updates:


Follow Electric Fields on social media: @electricfields_music (Instagram), and Facebook  

One Milkali (One Blood) is available here via Wonderlick Recording Company and Sony Music Entertainment Australia.  

Watch the lyric video for One Milkali (One Blood) here  

For more information on Electric Fields, follow this link

Eurovision Song Contest on SBS and SBS on Demand – From Tuesday 7 May

TV Central SBS content HERE

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