Airdate: Eurovision Song Contest 2024

SBS hosts Joel Creasey & Myf Warhurst are joined this year by Courtney Act backstage in Malmö, Sweden.

South Australian duo Electric Fields take their song to the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden in May.

One Milkali (One Blood) showcases 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.

Myf Warhurst & comedian Joel Creasey will again host for SBS this year with Courtney Act covering all the behind-the-scenes action.


Semi Final 1 – Live Wednesday 8 May at 5:00am AEST **Features Australia** (replay Friday 10 May at 7:30pm AEST)
Semi Final 2 – Live Friday 10 May at 5:00am AEST (replay Saturday 11 May at 7:30pm AEST)
Grand Final – Live Sunday 12 May at 5:00am AEST (replay Sunday 12 May at 7:30pm AEST)

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.

How can Australia vote?
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 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.

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 Dae starring 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.


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.

4 Responses

  1. Courtney Act going for the most overexposed television personality for 2024. I wonder if SBS is going to edit down their evening broadcast from the original telecast as they did last year which spoiled it even more.

  2. I know it’s the pattern of recent years and they are showing the semi finals live, and I assume they are made available on demand afterwards too, but it does seem a bit amiss for them not to encore the one featuring Australia on the same night as it actually happens rather than two and a half days later.

  3. BBC recently repeated the 1974 ESC to commemorate 50 years since ABBA’s win. Pity SBS isn’t/can’t do the same?

    I also miss the SBS Eurovision pop-up digital radio station that they used to do.

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