Australia Eurovision 2021 Schedule SBS

The ongoing pandemic means that the delegation won’t be physically in Rotterdam. However, that doesn’t mean that Australia will be easing off on its Eurovision coverage. Not in the slightest! Broadcaster SBS has published an extensive roster of programming which includes the Oscar-nominated Netflix Eurovision movie.

SBS Eurovision 2021 schedule

 

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SBS Commissioning Editor and Australian Head of Delegation Josh Martin says: “After last year’s cancellation, SBS is thrilled to again be bringing all the technicolour glory of Eurovision to Australian audiences. This year’s broadcast is shaping up to be one for the history books. 39 different countries are competing and the diversity of music, art, staging and language is nothing short of extraordinary. The production quality and technical wizardry of Eurovision will also be taken to the next level and we know all of Australia will be cheering on Montaigne as she represents our country to an audience of nearly 200 million people.”

Creative Director of Eurovision – Australia Decides and Director of Blink TV Paul Clarke adds: “In some ways it’s the biggest challenge we’ve ever had, to try to qualify from a distance without the incredible stage production in Rotterdam. But we’re excited with our concept, and Montaigne can really hit the notes of the song, and so we believe we’re incredibly competitive. Exciting! Please get behind her, she’s quite amazing to accept this challenge – come on Montaigne!”

Primetime evening broadcasts

Semi-Final 1 – Friday 21 May, 8.30pm (AEST), SBS **FEATURING MONTAIGNE
Semi-Final 2 – Saturday 22 May, 8.30pm (AEST), SBS
Grand Final – Sunday 23 May, 7.30pm (AEST), SBS

LIVE early morning broadcasts

Semi-Final 1 – Wednesday 19 May, 5am (AEST) SBS **FEATURING MONTAIGNE
Semi-Final 2 – Friday 21 May, 5am (AEST) SBS
Grand Final – Sunday 23 May, 5am (AEST) SBS

Myf Warhurst and comedian Joel Creasey will once again provide commentary for all three shows. However, just like Montaigne, they’ll be providing their contributions from a studio in Australia.

Other Eurovision 2021 content on Australia’s SBS

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga — Friday 14 May, 8.30pm on SBS (Free-To-Air-Premiere)

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga follows the story of small-town musicians Lars Erickssong (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit Ericksdottir (Rachel McAdams), who form the Icelandic duo, Fire Saga. The pair are given the opportunity of a lifetime to represent their country in the world’s biggest song contest, and have a chance to prove that any dream is worth fighting for.

Music Week on SBS World Movies

From May 17, SBS World Movies will celebrate all things Eurovision with favourite musical movies from around the globe, including: The Band’s Visit (2007), Devdas (2002), Bugsy Malone (1976), La Vie En Rose (2007), Born To Dance (2015), Florence Foster Jenkins (2016), Walking On Sunshine (2014), Billy Elliot (2000), Hearts Beat Loud (2018), and The Blues Brothers (1980).

Myf and Joel have also put together a playlist of their favourite SBS TV series to celebrate this year’s live event. The ‘Myf and Joel Guest Curate’ collection will stream on SBS On Demand from 14 May.

Are you watching from Down Under? Which shows do you plan to view?

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GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
6 months ago

People who take the Oscars seriously are brain dead. Money wins with the Oscars, talent and quality doesn’t. Usually, the best movies, actors, songs, etc. of a certain year don’t even get nominated..

shin
shin
6 months ago

already sad that Montaigne wouldn’t be performing live. was one of my favorite songs this year. anyway, will be waking up at 2AM to watch it live on YouTube lol.

Roo
Roo
6 months ago

I wonder who will be announcing the points for Australia? Thought that might be in the news release, unless I missed it.

Alex
Alex
6 months ago

Australia’s first NQ. I feel sorry for Montaigne 🙁 Australia deserved to miss the final in 2017. I’ll never get how they managed to qualify!

James
James
6 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Why do you think it’s an NQ?

Samo
Samo
6 months ago
Reply to  Alex

It’s a pity, Technicolour is a great song with a lot of potential but since Australia is effectively not participating in the show, it will likely be a NQ. Such a shame 🙁

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
6 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Based of combined points, they did deserve to qualify, but based solely of only televotes Australia didn’t deserve it in 2017 (they got only 2 televote points).

Combined points > televote only, so Australia deserved it.

esc1234
esc1234
6 months ago

Their first NQ is coming, I hope the fans down under are prepared

tylos
tylos
6 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

Given we’re literally phoning in our performance, the NQ will be thoroughly deserved.

Fatima
Fatima
6 months ago
Reply to  tylos

Well, no because everyone watching will understand the situation. I think that it might gain some support, because everyone will remember the entry when the time comes for Europe (and Australia, Israel) to start voting.

Aussie Eurofan
Aussie Eurofan
6 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

We are prepared trust me

Damien
Damien
6 months ago

I’m in Melbourne from “down under”, and as per the usual, I’ll be setting the alarm for 4:55am on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday to watch the contest live from the couch, with a strong coffee in hand. Then off to work. I know quite a few people who will do the same. We’re looking forward to it.

James
James
6 months ago
Reply to  Damien

Lucky you. Here several miles north in Manila, the show starts at 3am. Other than the final, I’m not sure how I could bring myself to wake up earlier than 4. lol

Kim
Kim
6 months ago
Reply to  Damien

Do SBS ever give a breakdown of the televote figures? If the show is broadcast at such an anti-social time, it be interesting to see how the number of Australian televotes for the winner compare to the televote winner of somewhere like Sweden or Germany.

Roo
Roo
6 months ago
Reply to  Kim

Never seen a breakdown. But in 2016 Australia gave 12 points to Belgium in the tele vote. Considering Belgium performed first that was quite a few people up at 5 am

Whisker
Whisker
6 months ago
Reply to  Kim

You can read the jury and televote breakdowns for all entries on Wikipedia. Search for Eurovision song contest (insert year).

Aussie Eurofan
Aussie Eurofan
6 months ago
Reply to  Damien

I’m from SA, setting my alarm to 4 then off to school where I will feel dead inside! Yaaaay

Damien
Damien
6 months ago
Reply to  Aussie Eurofan

Poor you. That’s even earlier. Good luck ??.

shin
shin
6 months ago
Reply to  Damien

lol it starts at 2am in delhi, india . atleast there’s eurovision to take my mind off the 400k covid cases a day

eurana
eurana
6 months ago

Guys, the day and time of the movie is in Australian time ?

Damien
Damien
6 months ago
Reply to  eurana

I reckon those movies are going to be on SBS on demand…