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SBS announces Voyager lead singer Danny Estrin as Australia's spokesperson for the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest jury

10/05/2024

SBS announces Voyager lead singer Danny Estrin as Australia's spokesperson for the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest jury

10 May, 2024

Media releases

LIVE and in prime time from Malm , Sweden, 8 - 12 May on SBS and SBS On Demand **Semi Final 1 broadcast quality footage here**

**Backstage footage here**

**All images here**

Don't miss all the action from the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malm , Sweden, in SBS's exclusive prime time event from Friday 10 - Sunday 12 May at 7:30pm on SBS and SBS On Demand where our esteemed commentary team, acclaimed TV and radio personalities, music buff Myf Warhurst & comedian Joel Creasey, and backstage correspondent, global superstar Courtney Act, bring all the behind-the-scenes action from the world's largest music event.

South Australia's powerful duo Electric Fields made Australia proud with their history-making performance of One Milkali (One Blood) in the Semi Final on Tuesday night at Malm Arena, however they sadly did not qualify for the Grand Final at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

The countries that will compete in the Grand Final for 2024 are:

From Semi Final 1: Croatia, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Luxembourg (who are back in the contest for the first time in 31 years) and Cyprus, represented by Australian Silia Kapsis with her song Liar.

From Semi Final 2: Armenia, Austria, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Israel, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland.

AUSTRALIA'S EUROVISION SPOKESPERSON

Who hasn't heard about the famous douze points? The Eurovision Song Contest voting procedure is legendary, but even more legendary is the coveted role of the official spokesperson - a role that will see beloved front man of Perth synth-metal band and 2023 Australian representatives Voyager (now national treasure), Danny Estrin, deliver the scores on behalf of Australia at this year's song contest.

Danny Estrin said: Being asked to shout the douze points for Australia is yet another pinnacle of my whole Eurovision experience. I won't try to out-sartorialise Lee Lin Chin, but I'll be sure to glitz and glam for these iconic 15 seconds. This will truly cement my entire existence into the glorious fabric of Eurovision.

How can Australia vote?

The voting changes that took effect last year remain, with the countries that qualify from the two Semi Finals, 10 from each, decided solely on the votes cast by viewers of the competition. Countries not taking part in the competition will be able to vote online for their favourite songs. Their votes will be added together and converted to points that will have the same weight as one participating country in both the Semi Finals and the Grand Final. Professional juries, made up of those working in the music industry, will continue to contribute to the result of the Grand Final combined with the public vote. Australia's jury will be announced soon across SBS's social platforms.

As per the official Eurovision rules, viewers can vote in the Semi Final in which their country is participating, as well as the Grand Final. Australian viewers will need to tune into the LIVE broadcast of the Grand Final on Sunday 12 May at 5am (AEST) by following the voting prompts that appear on screen.

You can vote online via Eurovision's official voting partner Digame, exclusively for Australia's public Eurovision vote. This means there will be no SMS or televoting in Australia during the live shows. All of Australia's public votes will be received via this online voting portal, which can be accessed via www.esc.vote

The voting portal will be open to Australians during the voting period in the Grand Final.

Just like SMS voting, votes will be limited to 20 per person and will cost 65c per vote.

Users can allocate 20 votes to one act, divide their votes between multiple acts, or just make one vote for their favourite.

Jury members and public voters can't vote for their own country, so you can vote for any country in the Grand Final.

For more information on how to vote, please see here

Full voting terms and conditions will be available on the voting platform.

Eurovision rater

If you miss out on voting during the LIVE show, don't worry! You can still tell us how you rate each performance during the prime time broadcasts at sbs.com.au/Eurovision or scan the QR code on screen during the show. The rater is a real-time poll that will display everyone's results on screen once the song has finished.

Australians will also be able to join in the conversation using the hashtag #SBSEurovision during the interactive evening prime time broadcasts. Tweets and party pictures will then be selected to appear on screen.

The 68th Eurovision Song Contest is held from Tuesday 7 May Saturday 11 May (CEST) 2024 in Malm , Sweden, and will broadcast in Australia at the dates and times listed below:

LIVE early morning broadcast on SBS and SBS On Demand

Grand Final - Sunday 12 May at 5:00am AEST

Prime time broadcast on SBS and SBS On Demand

Grand Final - Sunday 12 May at 7:30pm AEST

Sweden's Loreen took out the title with a historic win at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, United Kingdom, with her song Tattoo - a strong successor to her popular Eurovision anthem from 2012 Euphoria. In 2023, the United Kingdom hosted the competition on Ukraine's behalf, with the theme United by Music' now a permanent slogan for the contest to reflect the power of music to bring people together across the world.

This year marks the seventh time Sweden will host Eurovision after previously hosting three times in Stockholm (1975, 2000, 2016), twice in Malm (1992, 2013) and once in Gothenburg (1985). It will also be 50 years since ABBA won the contest with their song Waterloo, setting them on course for global success.
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