Eurovision 2019: Kate Miller-Heidke 'honoured' to sing for Australia

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Kate is perhaps best known for her 2008 song "Caught In The Crowd" and was one of the more well-known faces taking part in the decider this year. Eurovision superfan Mel Giedroyc and the victor of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, Mans Zelmerlow, host live from MediaCityUK in Salford as the show comes from the north west of England for the very first time. "I've had a ball, and I'm so grateful and thrilled that I get to represent Australia at Eurovision in 2019".

Kate Miller-Heidke will represent Australia at Eurovision in 2019.

"Well, it's a song about coming out of depression and it tries to capture that feeling of transcending a long period of feeling low", she told SBS.

This has been a peak experience already, and I'm dying with excitement at what's to come. "We are delighted for Michael and are proud to take Bigger Than Us to the Eurovision Song Contest final in May".

Miller-Heidke's performance was defined by an absolute belter of an operatic note, but her dramatic aerial staging - which saw a swaying dancer hoisted metres off the ground - may have helped, too. Electric Fields delivered a stellar performance, and came so close, but it was Kate's night.

By tradition, the Eurovision finals are held in the country of origin of the previous year's victor.

It will be the 64th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

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 Eurovision finals and grand final are scheduled to be held at the Tel Aviv Convention Centre on 14, 16 and 18 May.

"We were lucky to have just a taste of the global phenomenon that is Eurovision with Eurovision - Australia Decides on the Gold Coast".

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.

Australia competing in Eurovision started with Guy Sebastian in 2015, followed by Dami Im, Isaiah and Jess Mauboy.

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