This morning Australia held for the first time its national final to chose the song that will represent them in Eurovision 2019
The winner was decided by a 50%/50% rate of public votes and jury 50%/50% consist of Fifa Riccobono from “Albert Music”, Milly Petriella, Josh Martin, Head of delegation Paul Clarke, and Swedish Christer Björkman.
After a long vote, and even though she had a crown on her head from the beginning of the evening, ‘Zero Gravity” by Kate Miller-Heidke won the jury and the public votes and will fly to Tel-Aviv.
As the first reaction for her winning Kate said: “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.”
- Sheppard – On My Way (Jury: 41pts, Public: 46pts)
- Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity (Jury: 48pts, Public: 87pts)
- Electric Fields – 2000 and Whatever (Jury: 44pts, Public: 70pts)
- Mark Vincent – This Is Not the End (Jury: 19pts, Public: 19pts)
- Courtney Act – Fight For Love (Jury: 26pts, Public: 26pts)
- Aydan Calafiore – Dust (Jury: 38pts, Public: 10pts)
- Leea Nanos – Set Me Free (Jury: 10pts, Public: 11pts)
- Tania Doko – Piece of me (Jury: 17pts, Public: 6pts)
- Alfie Arcuri – To Myself (Jury: 35pts, Public: 14pts)
- Ella Hooper – Data Dust (Jury: 12pts, Public: 6pts)
Last year Jessica Mauboy ranked 20 in Lisbon’s final singing “We Got Love”. Australia will participate in the second half of Semifinal 1 on May 14th.