SBS Just Saved Your Eurovision Plans For 2020 With An Enormous Special Broadcast

Before you scroll any further, I need to you to click on this and let it roll. Cheers.

That is Iceland’s very own Daði Freyr with Think About Things, a tune which many predicted to win the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.

Of course, the international song competition has been cancelled due to the pandemic. But SBS today revealed not all is lost for Aussie Eurovision fans, and confirmed Daði Freyr will have another chance at glory.

Eurovision 2020: Big Night In! is the network’s new alternative to the shuttered competition, allowing Aussies to listen, dance, and vote for their favourite contenders.

At 7.30pm on Saturday, May 16, SBS will air all of this year’s tracks, plus the stage performance Australia’s own Montaigne hoped to unveil in The Netherlands.

SBS hosts Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey will MC the (socially-distanced) event, which will also include special guest appearances, plus tweets and piccies sent in by viewers at home. The vibe: it never left.

From now until Sunday, May 3, Australian punters can vote for their three favourite tracks, granting unofficial accolades to the artists who worked so bloody hard to qualify for Eurovision in the first place.

The winners will be revealed during the three-hour broadcast, giving you another chance to go off chops for San Marino’s slickest pop, or your favourite Russian hard bass-salsa hybrids.

That’s not all. On Sunday, May 17, SBS will air Eurovision: Shine A Light, billed as a special event combining this year’s contenders with even more special guest goodness.

And, starting on the evening of Monday, May 11, SBS will replay each of the five Eurovision Song Contest finals Australia has competed in to date.

It’s a frankly absurd amount of Eurovision, but Eurovision would be nothing without absurdity.

If you’re keen to vote ahead of Eurovision: Big Night In!, you can do so here. No prizes for guessing who gets my #1 spot.