Kate Miller-Heidke will represent Australia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel with the song “Zero Gravity”.
This morning in Australia, the final of Eurovision – Australia Decides took place on the Gold Coast. Ten artists took to the stage in the hope that they would be Australia’s next Eurovision entry. In the end it was Kate Miller-Heidke who took the crown.
Those who took to the stage of Eurovision – Australia Decides were:
- Ella Hooper – “Data Dust” (Jury Points: 12pts, Public Votes: 6pts)
- Electric Fields – “2000 and Whatever” (Jury Points: 44pts, Public Votes: 70pts)
- Mark Vincent – “This Is Not the End” (Jury Points: 19pts, Public Votes: 19pts)
- Aydan Calafiore – “Dust” (Jury Points: 38pts, Public Votes: 10pts)
- Courtney Act – “Fight For Love” (Jury Points: 26pts, Public Votes: 26pts)
- Leea Nanos – “Set Me Free” (Jury Points: 10pts, Public Votes: 11pts)
- Sheppard – “On My Way” (Jury Points: 41pts, Public Votes: 46pts)
- Alfie Arcuri – “To Myself” (Jury Points: 35pts, Public Votes: 14pts)
- Kate Miller-Heidke – “Zero Gravity” (Jury Points: 48pts, Public Votes: 87pts)
- Tania Doko – “Piece of Me” (Jury Points: 17pts, Public Votes: 6pts)
View Kate’s Performance Below:
The winner was chosen by 50% public vote and the jury vote completing the other 50%. On the jury panel was:
- Christer Björkman – producer of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen and of various Eurovision Song Contests
- Fifa Riccobono – former CEO of Albert Music (an Australian music publishing and production company)
- Milly Petriella – Artist Service director of APRA (music rights organisation)
- Josh Martin – Commissioning Editor, Entertainment at SBS
- Paul Clarke – Head of the Australian Eurovision Delegation
The show which was broadcast from the Gold Coast was hosted by Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey, who have been Australia’s commentators at the contest since 2017.
Australia Decides was first time that Australia hosted a televised selection show for Eurovision since their debut in 2015. The interval act was Eurovision 2016 runner-up, Dami Im who achieved Australia’s best result yet of second place.
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.