After confirming its participation at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest last August, the Australian national broadcaster SBS also confirmed that Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey would return as Eurovision commentators and hosts next year in Lisbon.
Australia will be participating at the Eurovision Song Contest for the 4th time after achieving 3 top 10 finishes in the competition.
Eurovision 2018 will be broadcast on SBS next May and will be hosted by Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey, returning after their debut as hosts and commentators at the 2017 contest.
SBS has been the home of the Eurovision Song Contest in Australia for more than 30 years.
Mr. Michael Ebeid (SBS Managing Director) says:
SBS is proud to secure Australia’s return as competitors in the Eurovision Song Contest for the fourth year, as the country’s unique affection and passion for Eurovision continues to grow.
In Guy, Dami and Isaiah, SBS has showcased the incredible talent of Australia’s musical performers on the world stage, and in turn, the wonderful diversity that makes up Australia today.
It’s also great to be welcoming back hosts Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey after they perfectly captured the spirit of the contest in their debut this year. We’re looking forward to revealing more exciting news in the coming months.
Mr. Paul Clarke (Head of Delegation for Australia in Eurovision/Blink TV Director) says:
It’s wonderful that we’re back! In the three years that we have competed in Eurovision we have achieved huge success, ranking second in the results overall behind Sweden. It’s an exciting challenge for us to find a competitor who can fly the flag high for Australia, and we can’t wait to begin that search.
Australia in Eurovision
The Aussies were invited to participate at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna as a one off occasion, but our neighbours down under embraced the contest with such enthusiasm they were invited back again in 2016, 2017 and we will see them yet again in 2018.
Australia nearly walked off with the coveted trophy in 2016 with Dami Im, who won the jury vote but placed 2nd in the overall vote. The country has an amazing record in its short 3 year history in the contest, 3 top 10 placings.
Australia’s Road to Lisbon
SBS is yet to determine the mechanism it will use to select its Eurovision entry and act for Lisbon, there has been talk that Australia could opt for a national selection in order to choose its 2018 Eurovision act and entry.
The Australian broadcaster is yet to reveal its plans for Eurovision 2018, and is expected to disclose more details regarding its Eurovision 2018 project in due course.
The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 8, 10 and 12 May at the MEO Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.