Radio host Myf Warhurst and comedian Joel Creasey are the new hosts of SBS’ coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest.
The pair will take over from Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang, who earlier this year said they were passing the baton after eight years of traveling the world for the gig.
On Friday Myf and Joel announced in a video message they’ll be heading to Kyiv, Ukraine in May to give their commentary on the semi finals and grand final of this year’s competition.
“I truly fell in love with Eurovision back in 1998 when Guildo Horn performed a sweaty bell solo mid song for Germany, and from there, it was love at first sight. I’ve hosted Eurovision parties ever since,” Myf said.
“It was an honour to be a member of the Aussie voting jury last year, but now, getting into the arena and actually hosting the glittery Olympics of music. It’s an absolute dream gig for me.”
Joel, who recently hosted the Sydney Mardi Gras telecast on SBS, said he’s equally excited.
“I couldn’t be more ready to accept the job of Eurovision host, and give Aussies an all-access pass that I think we truly deserve as gatecrashers,” he said.
“I’ve started studying up on this years’ acts and am going to need to map out my plan of dressing rooms to sneak into backstage – I’ve got my eye on the Swedish backup dancers and Romanian rap yodelers at this point.”
The Eurovision Song Contest will screen on SBS on May 12 – 14 with live early morning broadcasts from May 10.
It’s the third year Australia has taken part in the long-running competition.
X Factor winner Isaiah Firebrace is Australia’s contender this year, following in the footsteps of Guy Sebastian and last year’s runner-up Dami Im.
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