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Kate Miller-Heidke And Her Operatic Madness Are Heading To Eurovision 2019

Kate Miller-Heidke And Her Operatic Madness Are Heading To Eurovision 2019

Eurovision: You Decide viewers voted for him over performers Holly Tandy, Kerrie-Anne and Jordan Clarke on Friday (February 8), and Rice was confident that Europe would do the same in the Eurovision final.

The 37-year-old singer-songwriter performed her song Zero Gravity during the live TV final Eurovision - Australia Decides on the Gold Coast last night.

Electric Fields placed a very close second after their performance of "2000 and whatever" sent the Gold Coast crowd wild and in third place was Sheppard with their new single "On My Way".

The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will take place is Tel Aviv on the 18th May.

' Thanks to everyone who voted, and to all the other artists who provided such a brilliant, eclectic and stiff competition.

Co-written with her husband Keir Nuttall, Kate Miller-Heidke's song Zero Gravity explores the singer's experience with post-natal depression, which she suffered after the birth of her son, Ernie, in 2016.

"The song tries to capture the feeling when I was coming out of [the depression] and the world was getting its colour back", she said in an interview ahead of her performance.




"Absolutely overwhelmed right now", she said on her Twitter.

But activists for the Palestinian-led global 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.

BBC producer Mel Balac said: "This has been such an exciting year for Eurovision: You Decide with new format changes that we hope have really made the competition and programme more geared to find the flawless song".

Rice, who was voted into the finals of You Decide by judges Rylan Clark-Neal, Mollie King and Martin Humes, will automatically be put through to the finals of Eurovision as the United Kingdom are part of the big five - meaning that they are one of few countries that don't have to compete in the semi-finals.

The show flaunted Australian talent before the contenders even took to the stage. Australian Idol alum Casey Donovan started the show with her take on Guy Sebastian's Tonight Again, which Sebastian took to a #5 place at Eurovision in 2015.

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


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