The inaugural Australian Eurovision national final took place in the Gold Coast in February earlier this year. Kate Miller-Heidke was ultimately selected to represent Australia at Eurovision 2019, winning the jury and public over with her song ‘Zero Gravity’. She finished 9th at the Eurovision [read more…]
After Australia’s first result out of the Top 10 in 2018, the nation has returned to form with Kate Miller-Heidke and her divisive entry, Zero Gravity. The entry confidently topped the semi-final voting, however finished in 9th place in the final.
Australia’s Kate Miller-Heidke won the first semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with 261 points, while Czech Republic came second with 242 points and Iceland was third with 221 points.
If the decision were up to Kate Miller-Heidke, Australia would keep selecting its Eurovision entries through a national final. The current Australian representative tips Empire of the Sun, Troye Sivan and Electric Fields as potential candidates.
For the fifth year in a row, we will see Australia perform at the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. After her qualification, Kate Miller-Heidke, who qualified with her song ‘Zero Gravity’, talked to the press: “I am floating on air”.
Australia will perform in the second half of the Eurovision final. The precise running order will be decided by the KAN and EBU production team, after the results of the second semi final on Thursday are in.
After the jury show, it is time for a final preview of the first semi final of the Eurovision Song contest 2019. According to ESCDaily’s Steef van Gorkum it is very possible that Australia becomes the winner of this first show.
ESCDaily spoke to Kate Miller-Heidke after the first rehearsal of Australia’s song Zero Gravity at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. She is very optimistic about her first runthrough.
Kate Miller-Heidke has confirmed to ESCDaily that the stage act for Australia’s song ‘Zero Gravity’ will be changed for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. “I am happy how it went, but now we get to rethink it,” the singer says.
The European Broadcasting Union has released the names of all Eurovision jury members, who will determine the result of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 for 50%. On behalf of Australia, Mark Cummins of broadcaster SBS is the chairman of the jury.