Australia: SBS reveals hosts for Kyiv!

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,301 views

SBS, the Australian national broadcaster has revealed today that Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey will be the new Aussie hosts for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

Thunder and lightning it’s getting exciting down under as the Aussies are getting all geared up for the forthcoming 2017 Eurovision Song Contest scheduled to be held in Kyiv next May. SBS the Australian national broadcaster is working round the clock in order to prepare for its ESC participation in Ukraine.

Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey will be the new Aussie hosts in Eurovision (photo credit SBS)


Radio host, presenter and music buff Myf Warhurst, together with comedian and….sequin buff Joel Creasey are the new duo who will host SBS’s broadcast, and provide commentary of the Semi Finals and Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest, May 12 – 14 on SBS.

You can watch the announcement of the Aussie hosts in the video below:

Mr. Michael Ebeid (SBS General Director) says:

Australians have embraced Eurovision since SBS’s first broadcast more than 30 years ago and as a nation, we feel incredible warmth and admiration for the countries, their cultures, the contest, and what it represents. Already loved by Australian audiences, Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst perfectly capture this spirit, and we’re thrilled to welcome them as SBS’s new Eurovision hosts.

Long-time lounge room fans, first-time attendees, Myf and Joel will have their very first Eastern European taste of the world’s biggest song contest when they land on the ground in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Besides getting into the patriotic flag-waving spirit and guiding Australia through  Isaiah’s journey from Semi Final 1 to fingers-crossed-hold-your-breath glory at the Grand Final, the new duo will be immersing themselves in all the wonderful, and the more wacky parts of the contest. Myf and Joel will dive behind the scenes as 43 acts from around the world prepare to take the stage, hoping to win over the voting public and jury for those douze points.

Myf Warhurst says:

I truly fell in love with Eurovision back in 1998 when Guildo Horn performed a sweaty bell solo mid song for Germany, and from there, it was love at first sight. I’ve hosted Eurovision parties ever since. It was an honour to be a member of the Aussie voting jury last year, but now, getting into the arena and actually hosting the glittery Olympics of music…. It’s an absolute dream gig for me. I’m still pinching myself!

Joel Creasey says:

I couldn’t be more ready to accept the job of Eurovision host, and give Aussies an all-access pass that I think we truly deserve as gatecrashers. I’ve started studying up on this years’ acts and am going to need to map out my plan of dressing rooms to sneak into backstage – I’ve got my eye on the Swedish backup dancers and Romanian rap yodelers at this point.

Australia will compete in the Eurovision Song Contest for the 3rd time when it takes the stage in Kyiv. Isaiah Firebrace will defend the Aussie colours at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with his entry Don’t come easy.

Australia in Eurovision

Australia debuted at the ESC in 2015 with Guy Sebastian, last year the country nearly won the contest with Dami Im. 2017 will see the country’s 3rd consecutive Eurovision participation.

SBS will air all three Eurovision Shows live from Kyiv next May. The Eurovision Song Contest is very popular down under, SBS has been airing Europe’s favorite television show for more than 30 years. The Aussies are faithful Eurovision fans with many of them travelling half the world in order to attend the contest

The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 9, 11 and 13 May at the IEC in Kyiv, Ukraine.