In their first ever national final, Australia have made their decision. And SBS pulled out all the stops to make sure it would be an evening — or European morning — we wouldn’t forget! In the end, Kate Miller-Heidke took the victory with her song, “Zero Gravity”
Kate Miller-Heidke – “Zero Gravity”
With a dress and headpiece like no other — along with her dancer behind her — Kate’s pop and opera mashup won both the jury and televote in a clear decision.
Electric Fields came a strong second place with “2000 and Whatever”, with Sheppard finishing in third.
The result was decided by a split of public votes and jury. The public could vote for their favourite for just under 24 hours, based on the jury show performances and live show. The jury, meanwhile, solely voted based on the performances from last night’s jury show.
Eurovision: Australia Decides Jury Results
One thing that everyone seems to agree on is the quality of the show’s production. Kicking off the show, we had an amazing opener from Australian Idol winner Casey Donovan, who covered Guy Sebastian’s “Tonight Again”.
Dami Im also returned to give a piano version of “Sound of Silence”. Also joining the interval act was America’s Got Talent star Hans, who treated us to an accordion-medley of Eurovision classics.
Hosts Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasy were fun and engaging throughout too. If Australia ever could host Eurovision, we think the contest would be in very good hands down under.
Kate will perform in the second half of the first semi-final in Tel Aviv.
What do you think of Australia’s decision and “Zero Gravity”? Do you think they could have a Eurovision winner on their hands? Let us know all your thoughts down in the comments below.