UPDATE @ May 19 2019 | AUSTRALIAN EUROVISION contestant Kate Miller-Heidke has finished ninth at the song competition in Tel Aviv.
The Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence took home the trophy, with his love ballad Arcade.
The 25-year-old was the favourite heading into the final, where 26 contenders gave it their all. Italy came in runner up, with Russia third.
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Miller-Heidke was predicted to finish second, but going by some of the comments on social media, it seems Europe isn’t ready to have Australia in the mix.
The comments were far more positive on the Queensland singer’s own Instagram page, with many praising her incredible operatic performance.
EARLIER @ May 15 2019 | Australia’s Eurovision hopes are shining bright, with Kate Miller-Heidke making it through to the final this morning.
She competed against 16 other countries in the semis this morning, making it through alongside Greece, Belarus, Serbia, Cyprus, Estonia, The Czech Republic, Iceland, San Marino and Slovenia.
Her operatic performance of her song ‘Zero Gravity’ received a huge reaction from the crowd in Tel Aviv, as part of the semi final one.
Semi final two will see another 18 countries battle it out for their spot in the final.
According to the Australian commentators, Joel Creasy and Myf Warhurst, Kate’s a hot favourite to take out the top gong.
The grand final will be taking place on Sunday (Aus time) in Tel Aviv.