OH GAWD, WHY, OH, WHY???!!!
The beloved SBS hosts who have become a staple of Eurovision hate-watching over the last 8 years are no more. News that Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang will no longer host the international song contest was announced this morning and it’s broken our little musical hearts.
The pair’s hilarious (and often sarcastic) narration on all the talent show’s elaborate craziness is part of what made our Aussie coverage so entertaining. The pair released a statement confirming the news, saying:
“Eight amazing years hosting Eurovision; what a wonderful and hilarious ride.”
— SBS Australia (@SBS) March 2, 2017
“Growing up in a French household in Bondi Junction, I fell in love with this amazing contest ever since Abba won the competition. The languages, the characters, the songs and the sequins have always held a warm place in my heart.
“Giving SBS audiences a sneak peek into the machinations of this wonderfully unique event over the years has been an absolute joy and a career highlight. It’s hard to say goodbye but thrilled to be handing over to the next team on a high – douze points.”
Pang echoed Zemiro’s sentiments, thanking SBS and saying it’s time to give the Eurovision baton to someone new.
“I’d like to thank SBS for the opportunity to explore the world and share that experience with all those back home but there are only so many sequins, burning pianos, power ballads and singing Russian grannies one man can celebrate in a career, and the time has come for me to pass that privilege on to a new team,” he said.
SBS will be announcing the new hosting team in the coming weeks.
WE ARE NOT OKAY.