Airdate: Eurovision Song Contest 2023

SBS celebrates its 40th Anniversary broadcast of Eurovision in May, with the hopes of the nation on Perth's Voyager.

SBS has now confirmed its broadcast schedule for its 40th year of broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest.

Live from Liverpool Arena the event screens from Wednesday 10 – Sunday 14 May with Australian hosts Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey.

Representing Australia are Perth synth-metal band Voyager with their song Promise.

Fellow Aussie Andrew Lambrou will be competing for Cyprus with his song Break a Broken Heart (* a good place to vote given we can’t vote for Australia).

This year, major changes in how the voting in Eurovision will work have been announced.

The countries that qualify from the two Semi Finals, 10 from each, will now be decided solely based on the votes cast by viewers of the competition, rather than a combination of a jury and public vote as has been the case since 2009.

Also, 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.

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

Australian viewers will need to tune into the Live broadcast of Semi Final 2 on Friday 12 May at 5am (AEST) and the Grand Final on Sunday 14 May at 5am (AEST) by following the voting prompts that appear on screen. Details for how to vote will be revealed soon.

Live early morning broadcasts:

Semi Final 1 – Wednesday 10 May at 5:00am AEST
Semi Final 2 – Friday 12 May at 5:00amb AEST Featuring Voyager / Andrew Lambrou. (* LIVE VOTING)
Grand Final – Sunday 14 May at 5:00am AEST (* LIVE VOTING)

Prime time:
Semi Final 1 – Friday 12 May at 7:30pm AEST
Semi Final 2 – Saturday 13 May at 7:30pm AEST Featuring Voyager / Andrew Lambrou.
Grand Final – Sunday 14 May at 7:30pm AEST

All Eurovision content will be available to watch on a dedicated SBS On Demand page – including the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. SBS World Movies celebrates Eurovision with a season of musical movie favourites from around the globe, including Nowhere Boy, This is Spinal Tap, and more. On SBS Food, SBS’s favourite foodie and mega-Eurovision fan Adam Liaw takes us on a culinary adventure around Australia with the aim of creating the ultimate Eurovision party in Destination Flavour Eurovision. Please refer to your program guides for further information on SBS’s supporting content.

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.

3 Responses

  1. I hope this year the Youtube stream is not blocked like last year. I prefer to watch the online version without the rambling local commentators.

    As for our act this year – bookies are saying they have a 1% chance…. hmm hmm

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