Kate Miller-Heidke of Australia.
Kate Miller-Heidke of Australia.

How to watch Eurovision in Australia

The countdown to Eurovision is nearly over, with the annual song contest set to kick off in a matter of hours.

The 64th Eurovision, which will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, starts tomorrow morning at 5am (AEST) and will stream live on SBS.

Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke will be representing the nation at this year's hugely-anticipated contest. The classically trained star beat nine other acts in the running with her electrifying song Zero Gravity.

Miller-Heidke, known for her hits The Last Day on Earth and Caught in the Crowd, is Australia's fifth entry into the competition, and judging by today's rehearsal pictures she's a good chance at being a crowd favourite, with bookmakers ranking her just outside the top five.

Have a look at this dazzling stage design.

Kate Miller-Heidke of Australia performs during a rehearsal for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Picture: Sebastian Scheiner/AP
Kate Miller-Heidke of Australia performs during a rehearsal for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Picture: Sebastian Scheiner/AP

The 37-year-old from Brisbane is up against 41 other acts.

The most successful Aussie to compete in the competition was The X Factor winner Dami Im, who came second with her smash hit Sound Of Silence in 2016.

Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey will commentate the semi finals and the grand final for Aussies, who will be able to vote again this year during the early morning live broadcasts.

Viewers can vote in the semi final that their home country is performing in, as well as the grand final.

The viewers' votes make up 50 per cent of the final result, while the other half of the vote is decided by a National Jury in each participating country.

The Australian jury and Australian public can vote for any country except Australia.

Here is how you can stream Eurovision.

 

LIVE EARLY MORNING BROADCASTS

Semi Final 1 - Wednesday, May 15, 5am (AEST) on SBS, with live streaming at SBS On Demand - featuring Kate Miller-Heidke

Semi Final 2 - Friday, May 17, 5am (AEST) on SBS, with live streaming at SBS On Demand

Grand Final - Sunday, May 19, 5am (AEST) on SBS, with live streaming at SBS On Demand

 

 

PRIME TIME EVENING BROADCASTS

Semi Final 1 - Thursday, May 16, 8.30pm on SBS, with live streaming at SBS On Demand - featuring Kate Miller-Heidke

Semi Final 2 - Friday, May 17, 8.30pm on SBS, with live streaming at SBS On Demand

Grand Final - Sunday, May 19, 8.30pm on SBS, with live streaming at SBS On Demand

The prime-time broadcasts will also be available to stream afterwards at SBS On Demand



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