Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Kate Miller-Heidke Set To Rep Australia At Eurovision

Kate Miller-Heidke Set To Rep Australia At Eurovision

In Australia's first-ever live decider on SBS, fans voted for their favourite song and artist after the ten acts performed on Queensland's Gold Coast.

Michael Rice has won the public vote to represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel.

"I'm totally overwhelmed! This has been a peak experience already, and I'm dying with excitement at what's to come", she said of her win. "Thanks to everyone who voted, and to all the other artists who provided such a brilliant, eclectic and stiff competition", she said.

Despite the singer putting on a stellar performance and giving it her all at the song contest final in Portugal, she came in at number 20, right behind the Netherlands and Serbia.

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Miller-Heidke topped Saturday's scoreboard, narrowly beating electronic group Electric Fields. Sheppard took the third place with On My Way on 87 points.

The lyrics to her song detail her struggle with post-natal depression and the feeling of weightlessness as she recovered.


Dressed like one of those retro cakes that has a doll stuck in its middle, Miller-Heidke performed her new operatic pop song "Zero Gravity", which was just released late last month.

Eurovision - Australia Decides creative director Paul Clarke said "Eurovision will love" Miller-Heidke.

Eurovision 2019 will be held in Tel Aviv on May 18.

The show flaunted Australian talent before the contenders even took to the stage. Australian Idol alum Casey Donovan started the show with her take on Guy Sebastian's Tonight Again, which Sebastian took to a #5 place at Eurovision in 2015.

Fans said they feel the song could be a victor at Eurovision in May. "The Queensland Government supported the event through Tourism and Events Queensland and we wish Kate the performance of a lifetime in Tel Aviv".

The three previous Australian entrants all finished in the top 10, with Dami Im finishing second in 2016.

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