She’s come from Down Under but she’s taking us to a place where there’s zero gravity. Kate Miller-Heidke will represent Australia at Eurovision 2019 and she travelled to Amsterdam to perform at Eurovision in Concert. Naturally, Kate caught up with William following her performance to discuss her Eurovision journey so far. You can check out our Kate-Miller Heidke interview below.

Kate Miller-Heidke interview — Eurovision in Concert 2019

Kate discussed the fact that “Zero Gravity” was written to be performed live. She says it “makes sense live more than it does in a recording”. The vocal flourishes of the song are challenging and Kate says she hasn’t made it easy for herself but views Eurovision as “an opportunity to push [her] voice to its extremities”.

Discussing her musical style, Kate says that “real proper opera singers would probably call me a fraud”. That is because “Zero Gravity” is very much a hybrid project, rather than following conventional norms.

We also asked Kate about the message of the song. Fans will know that “Zero Gravity” is about a period of depression and Kate says that “the song tries to capture the feeling of coming out of that fog”. For Kate, that was an incredible relief and there was a sense of “elation” that came with that.

“Zero Gravity” — Kate Miller-Heidke

Kate Miller-Heidke also spoke about Hatari, the Icelandic entry for Eurovision 2019. She will perform right before Iceland in the semi-final and is excited to watch them after her performance. She loves the boys from Iceland but William told her to watch out for the spikes when getting off stage. “I can always impale them with my headpiece on my way through,” Kate replied.

In terms of staging, Kate said that Australia Decides was an opportunity to have a trial run at staging. She loves some elements of the original staging but described parts of the performance as “sensory overload”. There will still be “an element of spectacle” in the staging but there will be more of a focus on the essence of the song.

Kate revealed that her son Ernie is not a fan of her songs. He prefers her to “be quiet, mummy”. Europe is bound to disagree when Kate takes centre stage in Tel Aviv.

Kate Miller-Heidke will perform 12th in the first semi-final, following Georgia’s Oto Nemsadze and preceding Iceland’s Hatari.

What do you think of “Zero Gravity”? What do you hope to see in the revamped staging for the song? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rob
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It’s one of my guilty pleasures this ESC. I just wish she wouldn’t go all out in terms of musical direction. Pop, opera, dance, trance, rock; what’s it gonna be? I should’ve picked the pop (and, maybe, slightly dance) direction with her opera voice, and lose the others. Now it’s something from everything, yet it’s not complete. Maybe something will change during the contest?

Also: lose the Lady Gaga/Katy Perry over-the-top staging, performance, make-up, and clothing. You don’t need that to deliver your voice imho. 🙂

However: I like it! Thumbs up from me. 🙂

Eurolover
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Eurolover

Kate is a true queen!

Joshua
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Joshua

She really deserves to win.

Alessio
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Alessio

are you ok ? hhhahahhahahahahah

Jo.
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Jo.

She uses the “popera” to make the song more impactful, which works, but at the same time that kinda ruined the song, imo. Still enjoyable tho, but it could’ve been much more.

Nikko
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Nikko

She looks exactly like Olivia Furtuna (nice name btw.). She was Moldova’s spokesperson in the ESC around 2012-2016

Polegend Godgarina
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listen to her discography, it’s EXCELLENT ! i knew the last day on earth before australia decides (her biggest hit from ten years ago) but i had no idea she was that good as an artist.

Preuss
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Preuss

Unlike last year where the Australian delegation had no plans or clue how to stage WGL, which was very amateurish because Jess didn’t deserve that Sacha completely threw her under the bus and a team around her so confused that I’ve lost my words – they seem to genuinely have a plan this year where they want to go and what they want to do, which gives me hope. Kate looks like a goddess, and she is Amazing. I mother effing love Jess too, but apparently the Australian delegation last year couldn’t do what they wanted to do which at… Read more »

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Purple Mask

I watched this one. It was nice to see Kate’s softer and warmer side, which William did very well to highlight and bring out in the interview. Far from being off the planet and outrageously funny, in the interview Kate brought us back down to earth and warmly welcomed us “into her home”, so to speak. It was a delightful moment.