Australia’s representative for Eurovision, Kate Miller-Heidke, has drawn mixed levels of support from listeners with her operatic entry, “Zero Gravity”. And while fans and detractors have, so far, shared their opinions with love, love and peace, peace – it appears that for some Australians, it has led to blows and police intervention.
The Australian reports that Ian Alexander, a long-term radio DJ at a community radio station in Albany, Western Australia, was sacked for playing songs from British band Mumford & Sons and Kate Miller-Heidke. This went against the radio station’s policy of playing songs from the 1950s.
The 71 year old host was taken off the air and escorted from the building following a heated exchange. Perhaps he should have stuck with legendary Eurovision winner Lys Assia or the classic 1958 Italian entry “Volare”.
The suspension followed a confrontational Annual General Meeting in the radio station, where members almost came to blows over a heated leadership vote. Nine police officers were dispatched to calm down the unrest. And you thought the MARUV saga was heated!
Kate Miller-Heidke responded to Ian’s firing, tweeting her sadness for the radio DJ, all while instagramming the infamous shrug emoji. Our queen isn’t here for the drama.
Poor Ian. https://t.co/T989FHm6J7
— Kate Miller-Heidke (@kmillerheidke) March 2, 2019
The songstress has a lot of work ahead of her. Kate has recently revealed that her staging for “Zero Gravity” will change from that of the national final performance.
Do you think the radio station’s actions were unfair? Let us know in the comments below.