Tuesday, 23 April, 2019

Eurovision 2019: Kate Miller-Heidke to represent Australia

Eurovision 2019 UK Entry Revealed As Michael Rice And His Song Bigger Than Us Win Selection Show Kate Miller-Heidke And Her Operatic Madness Are Heading To Eurovision 2019
Adrian Cunningham | 10 February, 2019, 18:42

Forty-two nations will compete in the Eurovision final on May 18 in Tel Aviv, with Israel hosting the competition following the victory of Israeli singer Netta Barzilai and her song, Toy, last year.

A celebrity panel and viewers at home make the decision on which song represents the United Kingdom at the sixty-fourth Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, in May 2019.

She came out on top with a total of 135 points, 87 points from the public and 48 points from the jury of industry experts. "Thanks to everyone who voted, and to all the other artists who provided such a brilliant, eclectic and stiff competition", she said.

She said she experienced a bout of nerves before she performed the winning song dressed in a towering metres-long silver dress and headpiece.

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Meanwhile, indie pop band Sheppard came in third place during the live decider, with professional judges and the general public having equal sway in the decision.

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In the 23rd minute, Martial produced a moment of magic in keeping with United's scintillating counter-attacking traditions. In the second half, Manchester United continued to press and were rewarded with a penalty in the 64th minute.

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

Miller-Heidke said she was "totally overwhelmed" by the result.

Australia have ranked well in the Eurovision Song Contest since they joined in 2015, coming fifth with Guy Sebastian's Tonight Again, and second with Dani Im's Sound of Silence in 2016 (she was robbed, tbh).

But activists for the Palestinian-led worldwide Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement have been calling on musicians and broadcasters to refuse to participate in this year's song contest as part of a broader campaign against Israel's occupation of Palestine.

Most notably, Kate has beaten Courtney Act to Eurovision glory, after the Celebrity Big Brother victor and RuPaul's Drag Race royalty entered the national selection with her song Fight For Love.

Jessica Mauboy performed at the event in 2014 as an interval act.