Jessica Mauboy is Australia’s artist for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest!

She performed on the world stage as a guest in 2014, but this time... she’s chasing Eurovision glory. SBS and Blink TV are proud to announce that Jessica Mauboy is Australia’s contestant at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal and broadcast exclusively on SBS from May 9 to13, 2018. In 2014, Jessica made history when she was invited to perform as an interval act at the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark, being the first non-European solo artist to do so. This time, she’s competing for Australia and a shot at Eurovision glory. Jessica Mauboy...
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Start guessing… Australia’s 2018 Eurovision Song Contest artist to be revealed Monday 11 December!

The Australian artist chasing Eurovision glory at the world’s biggest song contest is about to be announced, on Monday 11 December. The 2018 Eurovision Contest will mark Australia’s fourth year of competing in the event, following a remarkable record of three top ten finishes, with Guy Sebastian’s fifth place in 2015, Dami Im’s second place in 2016, and Isaiah Firebrace coming ninth in the 2017 contest, which was held earlier this year in Kyiv, Ukraine. Now comes our chance to do it all again, at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal in May. So, who will our next...
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Congratulations Isabella Clarke, 3rd in Junior Eurovision Song Contest

ABC and Blink TV congratulate Isabella Clarke on placing an extraordinary 3rd at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 (JESC), following an amazing performance of her catchy pop anthem Speak Up, at last night’s event at the Tbilisi Sports Palace, Georgia, behind Russia and Georgia. The Melbourne singing sensation wowed the judges, jury and the international audience during last night’s event. Isabella hit all the right notes to come 3rd out of 16 competing countries. This is the highest place Australia has received since joining the JESC in 2015. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFxmKOagFvc[/youtube] “We congratulate Isabella on her extraordinary achievement - she should...
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Australia at Junior Eurovision in Tbilisi!

The Australian delegation has arrived in Tbilisi, Georgia, for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Blink TV is working with the ABC to bring the tv singing competition Junior Eurovision to Australia on ABC ME, ABC's children's channel. Australia is being represented by Isabella Clarke, and she will sing "Speak Up". Make sure you tune into the ABC ME broadcast on Monday November 27 at 7:30pm Visit ABC Me's Junior Eurovision page for more. Australia will be competing with 15 other countries this year in Georgia, and the final will be on the 26th of November. Vote and Speak Up to show...
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Isabella Clarke to sing Speak Up at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017

The ABC is excited to announce that Isabella Clarke will sing Speak Up, a modern pop anthem about young people having a voice in the world, at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 (JESC) held on Sunday 26 November at the Tbilisi Sports Palace, Georgia. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zAvl5SNkUU[/youtube] Isabella, the 13-year-old singing sensation chosen to represent Australia at the JESC 2017, hails from Melbourne, Victoria. She made her debut on the Melbourne singing scene four years ago and has been a shining star ever since. As well as receiving many accolades performing at various singing competitions, Isabella also held a coveted principal...
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Olà, Portugal! SBS secures Australia’s spot in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

SBS has once again secured Australia’s participation as a competitor on the world’s biggest stage, at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Lisbon, Portugal. The 2018 contest will mark Australia’s fourth year of competing in the event, following a remarkable record of three top ten finishes, with Guy Sebastian’s fifth place in 2015, Dami Im’s second place in 2016, and Isaiah Firebrace coming ninth in the 2017 contest, which was held earlier this year in Kyiv, Ukraine. Eurovision will be broadcast on SBS in May 2018, and will be hosted by Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey, returning...
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Midnight Oil Documentary funding approved by Screen Australia

Theatrical documentary Backburning about one of Australia’s most iconic bands, Midnight Oil, from Beyond Entertainment, Blink TV and Village Roadshow. From 1975 until today, this film will look at a changing nation through the eyes of the rock band. It will tell the story of Midnight Oil who, with their uncompromising attitudes, brought political awareness to their music and influenced a whole generation, making them one of the most revered, hated and storied musical acts in Australian history. Produced by Martin Fabinyi and Carolina Sorensen, executive produced by Ron Saunders and Mikael Borglund, and written and directed by Paul Clarke....
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Blink TV excited to announce new partnership with Roadshow Films

Roadshow Films has furthered its commitment to local Australian television production by securing 50% of Blink TV, the Australian unscripted TV production company headed by one of the most respected names in the industry, Paul Clarke. As creator and producer of a host of industry-leading, household names in TV, Paul Clarke’s string of hits include Spicks and Specks, Blood & Thunder - The Story of Alberts, Long Way to the Top, Bombora: The Story of Australian Surfing, Wide Open Road and Whitlam: The Power and The Passion. He has been the key creative executive of the successful Eurovision Song Contest...
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Matt Preston, international food writer & broadcaster, is taking on a new challenge…

Blink TV Australia and Matt Preston are excited to announce they are in development with a major new international series featuring Matt Preston, renowned food journalist and award-winning TV personality. The series, “Eat Here with Matt Preston”, sees Matt on a voyage of discovery to the very best restaurants on the planet. For Matt the world’s greatest chefs are those who connect you to the unique nature, culture and flavours of their homeland through their plates. These maverick chefs manifest their pride in where they are with some of the world’s most brilliant food combining the local culture with local...
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SBS secures an exclusive option to develop the Eurovision Song Contest concept in Asia

SBS is pleased to announce it has signed an exclusive option with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the owners of the Eurovision Song Contest, to establish an Asian version of the famous Contest. Building on the recent announcement revealing Australian Eurovision contestant Dami Im’s competing song “Sound of Silence”, SBS and production partners, Blink TV are now exploring the opportunity to establish the Eurovision Song Contest concept in the Asia Pacific region, offering broadcasters and sponsors the opportunity to be a part of this amazing event. Chairman for the Reference Group of the Eurovision Song Contest Dr. Frank-Dieter Freiling said:...
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