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Jess takes on Eurovision

If you want to see Jess Mauboy performing at Eurovision, then SBS on Saturday 10 May is the place to be. The public broadcaster will also screen a documentary, ‘Jess Mauboy’s Road to Eurovision’, at 7.30pm just before her performance is screened here.

The pop sensation was chosen to perform by SBS at the invitation of the European Broadcast Union which gives her access to the massive following Eurovision has world over – a potential audience of 180 million.

Jess has written a new song with Potbelleez hit maker Ilan Kidron to perform in a guest spot during the second semi-final.

“I am super excited and honoured to have been invited to perform as a guest at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest,” Jess says.

“Like so many Aussies, I have loved watching the show from my lounge room and now to be a part of one of the world’s biggest music shows is just incredible. I can’t wait to bring a little bit of Australia to the contest.”

SBS Television has been broadcasting the song contest for more than 30 years.

“We are very excited to have secured an opportunity for Australia to be represented at Eurovision and so proud that Jessica Mauboy will be representing our country to Eurovision’s world audience,” SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid says.

“As a young Indigenous artist who has achieved global success, Jessica’s performance will be a fantastic coup for Eurovision’s worldwide audience… We are honoured that the European Broadcasting Union has supported us to achieve this ambition.”

The 59th Eurovision Song Contest will air on Friday May 9 to Sunday May 11 on SBS ONE from 8.30pm, and be hosted by RocKwiz host Julia Zemiro and presenter, writer, broadcaster and producer Sam Pang.

For more information on the SBS broadcast, including how to win a special Eurovision prize pack including an IPad2 and Jess’ latest album head over to the SBS Eurovision website. [}

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