In Australia, a total of 288,000 viewers watched the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 on SBS.
A total of 288,000 people saw this year final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 on SBS. Of the 288,000 people, 165,000 saw the late-night repeat of the show while the other 123,000 tuned at 5 am local time to see the show live.
157,000 watched the first semi-final which saw Montaigne perform her entry “Technicolour” for Australia. The singer sadly did not make it to the final, a further 155,000 viewers saw the second semi-final.
Last year only 98,000 viewers saw Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light but 2021 did see an overall drop in viewers as in 2019 over 412,000 viewers saw the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 final in which Kate Miller-Heidke was seen as a possible winner in the run-up to the show.
This year Montaigne sang for Australia with the song “Technicolour” in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. She was unable to travel to the host city and so a backup tape performance was used.
Source: Aussievision | Image Source: SBS | Jess Gleeson
Australia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 as part of celebrations marking 60 years of the Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcaster SBS has broadcast Eurovision in Australia since 1983. Australia’s best result to date came in 2016 Australia when Dami Im, with the song “Sound of Silence,” finished in 2nd place in the final scoring 511 points, just 23 points away from victory.