The RocKwiz host will bookend two Semi-Finals and Eurovision Final giving Aussie viewers a uniquely Australian perspective. Die-hard EV fans can also look forward to the acerbic humour of British broadcaster Terry Wogan once more.
Viewers can also look forward to a television appearance by ‘Bronya,’ Zemiro’s self-devised host from the stage parody Eurovision: The Musical.
The semi-finals air on SBS May 23 and 24, with the final from Belgrade at 7:30pm Sunday May 25.
SEMI FINAL #1
Friday 23 May
SEMI FINAL #2
Saturday 24 May
Sunday 25 May
All the glitz, glamour, and passion of the world’s largest and most watched song festival are back, and it promises to be bigger than ever! For the first time in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, two Semi-Finals will be held to decide which 25 countries will be represented in the Final.
Join SBS Eurovision Presenter Julia Zemiro over three huge nights on SBS Television, kicking off with round one of Semi-Finals on Friday 23 May at 7.30pm, followed by round two on Saturday 24 May at 7.30pm and concluding with the Final on Sunday 25 May at 7.30pm.
Beginning in 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest is today viewed by more than 100 million people around the globe and in most European countries, the contest holds the record for the longest running program on television. Now one of the network’s most popular annual events, SBS Television will receive the United Kingdom’s broadcast of this cult event, complete with commentary from Terry Wogan.
This year, Eurovision fever is at an all time high, with a record breaking 43 countries taking part and a whopping seven hours of coverage over three consecutive nights. Now in its 53rd year, the 2008 contest will be held in Belgrade, Serbia and will be hosted by Jovana Janković and Željko Joksimović.
Much more than just a song contest, Eurovision has given rise to legendary names and icons of kitsch such as ABBA, Bucks Fizz, Sandie Shaw, Brotherhood of Man, Dana International, Celine Dion, Katrina and the Waves, Lulu and Australia’s Gina G.
For more Eurovision facts please visit http://www.eurovision.tv/