Kate Miller-Heidke will represent Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, having won the first ever Eurovision – Australia Decideswith her new song Zero Gravity. The singer-songwriter, who trained as a classical opera singer before moving into the pop world, was voted the winner by the Australian public and a jury of industry experts and as a result will go on to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Kate Miller-Heidke performing at Eurovision – Australia Decides. Photo © SBS
“I’m totally overwhelmed! This has been a peak experience already, and I’m dying with excitement at what’s to come,” she said. “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-Heidke’s recent successes include her Helpmann Award-winning score (with Keir Nuttall) for the musical Muriel’s Wedding – set to open in Melbourne in March following a sold-out Sydney season in 2017-2018 – and Helpmann Awards for Best Original Score (with Iain Grandage) and Best New...