SBS, the Australian national broadcaster will be holding a press conference tonight at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, in order to officially reveal the 2015 Australian Eurovision act.
The Press conference
The press conference will be held at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday 5 March at 09:30 local time, where both international and local media have been invited to attend. SBS will be releasing more details regarding their 2015 Eurovision participation and will reveal the 2015 Australian Eurovision candidate.
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The press conference will be aired live at 23:30 CET (09:30 AEDT)
SBS, Australia and Eurovision
Australia will debut at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna next May. SBS has opted for an internal selection in order to select its Eurovision act and entry for Vienna. Australia has been given a wildcard in order to compete in the event and will thus be the 27th country in the grand finale of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest on 23 May.
SBS will be collaborating once again with its production partner Blink TV Australia, both of them will be resposible to deliberate the 2015 Australian Eurovision entry. Australia has been broadcasting Eurovision since 30 years.
Blink TV Australia, led by award winning writer and director Paul Clarke, have been producing Eurovision with Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang for SBS since 2009 and their strong partnership with SBS has successfully made Eurovision a must watch television event for Australian audiences.
Australia will air and vote in all 3 Eurovision Song Contest shows. SBS One will air the grand final live on 24 May Sunday morning and will rebroadcast the show on Sunday evening. The Aussies will be able to vote in the event for the very first time along with a pre-elected jury. Julia Zamiro and Sam Pang will once again be responsible to introduce the Aussie audience to the contest and commentate during the shows.
A total of 40 countries will compete in the 6oth Eurovision Song Contest on 19, 21 and 23 May in Vienna, Austria.
Stay tuned to ESCToday for the latest news on Australia and the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.