“Light Your Fire!” Yes, it’s that time of year again.
The annual Eurovision Song Contest is almost upon us, to be staged in late May in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Naturally, SBS will be screening the event, plus extra specials:
8:30pm Fri May 11 Secret History of Eurovision Pt 1 (Rpt)
8:30pm Fri May 18 Secret History of Eurovision Pt 2 (Rpt)
7:30pm Fri May 25 The Road to Azerbaijan with Julia Zemiro Pt 1
8:30pm Fri May 25 Eurovision Song Contest 2012: Semi Final 1
7:30pm Sat May 26 The Road to Azerbaijan with Julia Zemiro Pt 2
8:30pm Sat May 26 Eurovision Song Contest 2012: Semi Final 2
7:30pm Sun May 27 Eurovision Song Contest 2012: Final
Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang will once again be Australia’s hosts for the Semi Finals and Finals, with Zemiro also presenting two new specials, The Road to Azerbaijan with Julia Zemiro.
Travelling across Europe in a campervan, she introduces us to Baku, previews the entries, and interviews performers past and present.
SBS has now launched its dedicated Eurovision site with clips, blogs, voting and Eurovision radio. SBS already has a crew on the ground in Azerbaijan in readiness for the big event, to be staged at Baku Crystal Hall.
I’m pleased to announce that for the fifth year I will again be blogging for SBS on their official site.
For all you EV fans, please note SBS is where I will cover the news in detail, while TV Tonight will still file some broader content for those whose interest is not so Euro-tragic!
The 2012 CD also gets a release tomorrow. I still haven’t chosen my favourite -but it won’t be Englebert Humperdinck!