Kate Miller-Heidke is off to Tel Aviv to sing Zero Gravity after winning Eurovision: Australia Decides on the Gold Coast.
SBS turned on a spectacular “mini Eurovision” hosted by Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst wthKate Miller-Heidke topping both the Public and Jury votes.
After winning over the Australian public with 87 points and a jury of industry experts with 48 points, she scored 135 points overall. 10 acts performed in a 2.5 hour Live show vying for the chance to represent Australia in Israel in May.
Electric Fields took out second place with their song 2000 and Whatever being awarded 114 points overall, while Sheppard came in third place with On My Way on 87 points.
“I’m totally overwhelmed! This has been a peak experience already, and I’m dying with excitement at what’s to come. Thanks to everyone who voted, and to all the other artists who provided such a brilliant, eclectic and stiff competition. I’ve had a ball, and I’m so grateful and thrilled that I get to represent Australia at Eurovision in 2019,” Miller-Heike said.
SBS Commissioning Editor Josh Martin said: “This could seriously be the year that Australia wins Eurovision! Kate’s performance tonight was quite simply breathtaking and the response from the Australian public has been overwhelming. All of us here at SBS are so thrilled that the whole country has embraced this truly diverse and inclusive show and I know that Eurovision fans will adore Kate as much as we do when we get to Tel Aviv in May!”
Creative Director of Eurovision – Australia Decides Paul Clarke said: “It’s a win for out of the box brilliance, which Eurovision devours. It’s a standout song with mesmerising staging. Kate is a total original and Eurovision will love her. Electric Fields delivered a stellar performance, and came so close, but it was Kate’s night. I want to thank all the artists who made the first ever selection show a spectacular success and all the fans who got behind them. The road to Eurovision 2019 has begun!”
Dami Im, Hans and Casey Donovan also performed in a glam show produced by Blink TV.