Broadcaster SBS and their production partner Blink TV have secured Australia’s participation as a competitor at the Eurovision Song Contest for the next five years, until 2023.
Last weekend, Kate Miller-Heidke was chosen to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. After winning Australia Decides, she explains the meaning of her song ‘Zero Gravity’.
Eurovision – Australia Decides was the first time that Australia hosted a televised selection show for Eurovision since their debut in 2015. Australia has chosen “Kate Miller-Heidke” to represent Australia in Tel Aviv with “Zero Gravity”.
Welcome to the live blog of Eurovision – Australia Decides 2019. I’m Brandon McCann, and I’ll be keeping you informed throughout today’s debut national final. You can watch the show live via this link. The final will begin at approx. 10:30 CET.
The running order for the upcoming Australian Eurovision selection show has been revealed. Ella Hooper opens the show, while Tania Doko is the closing act. Favourites Sheppard, Alfie Arcuri and Kate Miller-Heidke also have a draw near the end of the show.
Australia’s inaugural national final will be held this weekend in the Gold Coast. So, who is in contention to represent Australia at Eurovision 2019? Joshua Mayne takes you through the ten candidates and their competing songs.
Based on the studio version, the song “2000 and whatever” has become somewhat of a fan favorite in “Australia Decides”. However, the artist Electric Fields admit that performing for 6 television cameras is “a little bit out of our comfort zone.”
“In our Eurovision: Australia Decides- performance, we will use technology to tell a story,” says George Sheppard to ESCDaily. “We took a lot of inspiration from Sweden’s Eurovision win with “Heroes” by Mans Zelmerlöw”.
The names of the jury members for the Australian national selection for Eurovision 2019 have been revealed. Notable names on the jury are Melodifestivalen producer Christer Björkman and Australia’s Head of Delegation Paul Clarke.
“Electric Fields and Kate Miller-Heidke could do well in Eurovision, because it has not been done before”
“Eurovision responds to what I hasn’t seen before or experienced before,” says Paul Clarke in the lead-up to the Australian National Final. “Electric Fields and Kate Miller-Heidke are songs Eurovision will respond to instantly because they haven’t had that in the past.”