Representing Australia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is Kate Miller-Heidke with “Zero Gravity”. Ahead of the contest, Eurovoix had the chance to discuss all things Eurovision with the singer, including how she feels about being the first artist to be chosen by the public to represent Australia.
Thank you to Kate and SBS for making this interview possible.
Kate recently took to the stage for her first rehearsal, which saw the singer and her two backing singers floating on bendy poles. Read more about her first rehearsal here, and stay tuned for our commentary of her second rehearsal this afternoon.
Who is Kate Miller-Heidke?
Kate Miller-Heidke is a 37-year-old singer, songwriter and actress from Brisbane. Her career began in the year 2000, where she played in a band for 3 years before going solo. Since then, she has feature in many performances on stage, releasing numerous albums and receiving awards along the way. At the beginning of 2019, she was selected to represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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.