Eurovision’s new Guy

Guy Sebastian is making headlines as the first Australian to be competing in Eurovision. What’s more, he’s so strong that some are predicting he’ll win the competition.  

The 33-year-old Australian Idol winner was chosen earlier this year as the wildcard entry for the 60th Eurovision contest, which will be held in Vienna. Since his acceptance into the contest, Guy has received great support from fans and music judges alike – even the UK is throwing its support behind our Guy.

Forty countries will participate in the contest, with Australia making its debut as a guest entrant. The favourites to win this year are Sweden in first place, Italy in second, Australia in third and Russia in fourth.

Guy previously impressed audiences when he performed his original song, Tonight Again. Despite recovering from a severe cold (which he caught while surfing in Salzburg – a stunt he performed to promote Australia), he will reappear on stage to perform Tonight Again when Eurovision kicks off this weekend.

The competition is expected to be viewed by at least 197 million people worldwide, including 2.7 million people in Australia.

Tune into SBS to catch all the Eurovision action.

Semi final 1
Friday 22 May
7.30pm, SBS One
Watch live: Wednesday 20 May, 5am AEST

Semi final 2
Saturday 23 May
7:30pm, SBS One
Watch live: Friday 22 May, 5am AEST

Grand final
Sunday 24 May
7:30pm, SBS One
Watch live: Sunday 24 May, 5am AEST

Amelia Theodorakis
Amelia Theodorakis
A writer and communications specialist with eight years’ in startups, SMEs, not-for-profits and corporates. Interests and expertise in gender studies, history, finance, banking, human interest, literature and poetry.
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