Michael Rice picked to represent the United Kingdom in Eurovision Song Contest

Angelo Anderson
February 9, 2019

Kate left audiences in awe with her emotional entry song, Zero Gravity, a ballad which SBSB host Joel Creasey described as "pop genius".

Australians had the chance to vote for their own representative for the first time this year with an Australia Decides event, which included 10 performances from a shortlist of performers.

Kate Miller-Heidke will represent Australia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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", she said of her win. I've had a ball, and I'm so grateful and thrilled that I get to represent Australia at Eurovision'.

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".

The 21-year-old from Hartlepool will sing the track Bigger Than Us at the continent-wide competition in Tel Aviv in May. It's a standout song with mesmerising staging.

Kate, dressed in a spiked headpiece and a heavily embellished dress, rose to great heights - literally - as her skirt raised her into the air, while a shadowy figure danced behind her on a bending pole. "The road to Eurovision 2019 has begun!"

The Top 10 acts competing in "Eurovision - Australia Decides".

The 2019 Australian national final was held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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