Eurovision spokesperson, Australian jury for SBS.

Exclusive: A coin toss will decide whether Joel Creasey or Myf Warhurst gets to say "Good evening Europe!"

EXCLUSIVE: Either Joel Creasey or Myf Warhurst will deliver Australia’s votes for the Eurovision Song Contest to European viewers tomorrow.

A coin toss will decide which of the two commentators will appear on camera to the 200+ million viewers watching the annual songfest.

SBS sources tell TV Tonight that traditionally neither gets the chance to be spokesperson when they’re commentating on the ground as the timing doesn’t usually allow it. This year SBS decided it was a great opportunity this year since they will already be in the studio.

L-R: Jack Vidgen, Millie Millgate, Ash London
Sitting L-R: Kamahl, Montaigne, Brooke Boney.

Meanwhile SBS has officially confirmed the members of the Australian Jury who determine 50% of Australian votes:

Kamahl is a Malaysian-born Australian singer and recording artist. His highest charting local single ‘Sounds of Goodbye’ (1969) reached the top 20 on the Kent Music singles chart. Another single ‘The Elephant Song’ (1975), peaked at number one in both the Netherlands and Belgium. In 1985, the Chicago Tribune reported Kamahl as having sold more than 20 million records worldwide and winning 76 gold and 14 platinum records. Kamahl has released singles and albums in the United States, Canada, Britain, New Zealand, South America, India, Singapore, Malaysia and Germany.

Brooke Boney
Brooke is the entertainment reporter on Nine Network’s breakfast program Today. With a background in political journalism, having previously worked for National Indigenous Television (NITV), SBS and the ABC, Brooke joined Today after her role as Triple J’s weekday morning news presenter.

Ash London
Radio and television personality, Ash is most well-known as the host of Ash London LIVE on the Hit Network. Ash has also previously co-hosted Eleven’s music video show The Loop with Scott Tweedie and Network Ten’s Game of Games Grant Denyer. In 2014, she also co-hosted Australia’s longest running radio chart show Take 40 with Angus O’Loughlin, before launching Shazam Top 20 around the country every night across the Today network in 2015.

Jack Vidgen
Jack is an Australian singer and winner of the fifth season of Australia’s Got Talent. His first album ‘Yes I Am’ debuted at number three on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified gold. Jack was one of the ten participants in Eurovision – Australia Decides and stunned the audiences with his single ‘I Am King. I Am Queen’.

Millie Millgate (Jury chairperson)
As Executive Producer of Sounds Australia, Millie is responsible for the roll out and representation of the Australian music industry at key international music events. She has been instrumental in the growth of Australian music worldwide, having overseen the marketing, networking and showcasing activity undertaken at 80 different international events in 69 cities, across 25 countries since 2009.

Live early morning broadcasts
Grand Final – Sunday 23 May, 5am (AEST) SBS

NB: TV Tonight will publish results following Live broadcasts.

Primetime repeats
Semi Final 2 – Saturday 22 May, 8.30pm (AEST), SBS
Grand Final – Sunday 23 May, 7.30pm (AEST), SBS

3 Responses

  1. The first rehearsal should be happening right now. The voting announcement is part of that (with made up results of course). I assume therefore the coin toss has already happened.

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