EURO STARS SET TO SHINE
THE frontrunner to win this year’s Eurovision is Israel’s singer Netta, who begins her song by clucking like a chicken, complete with chicken dance choreography. And that’s exactly why Australia loves this song contest – and the fact for Jessica Mauboy (left) flying our flag in the singing Olympics.
Mauboy will be competing in the second semi-final on Friday but don’t miss the first semi on Wednesday where Netta is the favourite. But beware, the rest of the field is very ballad heavy.
While it is all about the performances by 43 countries, SBS hosts Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst will hit their stride this year, after taking the reins from long-time Eurovision anchors Sam Pang and Julia Zemiro.
Creasey and Warhurst are not only obsessed fans of the contest – where epic props and garish gimmicks can outshine talent – but have become BFFs since their baptism of fire at last year’s competition. They will undoubtedly riff off each other more naturally in Lisbon, Portugal where this year’s action will happen.