Kate Miller-Heidke Australia Decides Eurovision 2019 Zero Gravity

Eurovision party or Election party… Australian Eurovision fans are to use their voting powers twice in one weekend with a federal election announced for the 18 May, the same day as the Eurovision 2019 grand final.

Dedicated Australian Eurovision fans have already started planning their strategy to deal with the weekend’s double vote showdown. We suggest that our Australian friends cast their compulsory election vote in the morning, and then be free to kick start the Eurovision party. After all, we know the outcome of one of your votes will excite you more!

Fans on social media were quick to share their reaction to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement of an election date clash.

Poll booths will close just before the grand final is due to commence. However, Australians heading to Israel for the event will have to submit a postal vote. With Australia hours ahead, the election results may not be confirmed when the grand final is broadcast locally, early on Sunday morning.

Fans and local media including Australian government broadcasters ABC and SBS have also suggested to combine the vote and vote Australian entrant Kate Miller-Heidke for PM (if only!).

Australian voting power has never been so crucial and either way, it is going to be one dramatic weekend for Australian Eurovision fans eyeing both polls to see who will win their 12 points.

Follow all of our Australia Eurovision 2019 news.

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cmh787
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cmh787

y’all are whining over nothing

Kim
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Kim

Said no one when their country fails to get votes

Katariina
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Katariina

If you actually think Eurovision is more important than politics maybe you should just not vote…

Kim
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Kim

Voting is compulsory in Oz and not compulsory for Eurovision Australia may not vote at all at Eurovision – aren’t most countries reliant on other countries voting for their songs. If we don’t vote in our election we get a fine and in some cases jail time . We have quite a few weeks of listening to adverts from our politicians at all hours of the day on TV interrupting TV shows and letterbox dropping .The inundation is wearing and will more than likely lead to voting fatigue and most people will go F*** it I’ve voted enough . Would… Read more »

Ted
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Ted

They have to qualify first! Zero gravity is one of those songs that will either sink or swim. At the moment, it’s not one my 10 qualifying songs. (And I’ve LOVED every aussie eurovision entry up until now. Please forgive me Kylie)

Ziv
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Ziv

They don’t need to qualify to watch the grand final.

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Hmm… So the Australians will not care about politics on this weekend, because they will celebrate Australia’s first Eurovision victory! Go Kate! My 1st place from Germany! Will vote all 20 times for Australia! Masterpiece!

INAMOO
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INAMOO

Gotta be stressful to be an Australian this year, it seems.

Mark
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Mark

It’s always stressful with the conservatives in power.

Kim
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Kim

It’s called voting overload. The Politicians bugger up a Saturday for everyone every 3 to 4 years as we have compulsory voting in Australia for Local government State government and Federal government which are all different years and now we also have Eurovision. We all wake up early to get our voting out of the way and to get to the sausage sizzles at the polling booths for breakfast and we then have to wake up early the next day for Eurovision . It’s asking a bit much now .Monday morning will be a crapfest because we then have to… Read more »

Una
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Una

Good that the elections are on a Saturday and the GF broadcast your Sunday morning. What if those events happened the same day?
BTW: would Monday be off had Australia won the whole thing?

Jonas
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Jonas

No.

Mark
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Mark

Public transport wouldn’t have been so bad if it wasn’t for the conservatives.

Beth F
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Beth F

I am so confused as to why this is a big deal? The final airs literally the morning after for us. Nothing to get angry or upset over. Just cast your vote like I will and then look forward to partying at 5am the next morning. Simple as that.

Jonas
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Jonas

I know, at first I was thinking “so?”, but then I thought maybe they were thinking of the primetime repeat on Sunday evening – maybe the election coverage would overshadow or compete with that? Still, a real Eurovision fan know’s what’s truly important. 🙂

Mark
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Mark

Heaven forbid they interrupt the broadcast with a ‘breaking news headline’

American ESC Fan
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American ESC Fan

technically, the elections would be on the 18th Australian time, however due to different time zones, Eurovision would be on the 19th early in the morning. Duh! Drama for no reason lol

Polegend Godgarina
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oh wow fiona caldarevic spilled some tea there

Chris
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Chris

When people get the votes confused and wind up with three senators from some party called ‘Hatari,’ Australia’s conservatives will have only themselves to blame.

Kim
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Kim

They would be a vast improvement to the dumb buggers we have in now a least they have an agenda that does not include increasing there wages and only working 6 months of the year.

Mark
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Mark

Hatari would make a good political party

Tom Ripley
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Tom Ripley

Hahaha… this is ridiculous.

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

My college semester finals are on the same week as Eurovision too….one of my exams is at the same time as SF1 I think and that’s when my top 3 are competing…

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

Yes, i also have my final exams in eurovision week.

Loin dici
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Good thing, but I will still have my lab reports and assignments being worked down at Euroweek! 🙁

Jonas
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Jonas

That’s nothing – Eimear Quinn actually won the contest the same week as her college exams.

Mark
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Mark

I finish the week prior

Atari 2600
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Atari 2600

It wouldn’t matter anyway, Australia won’t even be in the finals.

Yssy
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Yssy

Do you have a secret Oracle or magic crystal ball? Because other wise there is no way you know that for certain so I suggest not making statements that have no credibility. Eurovision is unpredictable. For all we know Ireland could qualify. Nothing is for certain.

Atari 2600
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Atari 2600

Ok, “I don’t think Australia will qualify”. Are you happy now?

Edward
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Edward

No because you’re still wrong lol

HBau
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HBau

We’re quite used to loving Eurovision without an entrant, but I suspect you’re wrong.

Mark
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Mark

Dude, Australia is clearly going to win

Una
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Una

“Poll booths will close just before the grand final is due to commence.” I had to read it trice while I realized that Eurovision is broadcast early morning on *Sunday” Down Under.
Wondering how fans celebrate the GF? Are barbecues a myth or reality?

Beth F
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Beth F

As an Australian, I celebrate by just sitting on the couch at 5am in the morning drinking hot chocolate to keep myself from falling back to sleep XD Barbecues in the morning, for me are a myth (I don’t know anyone who gets the barbecue out at 5am) but I’m sure when the rerun of the grand final airs later that night, that is when some Australians get their drinks and barbecues out. Not me though. I just end up telling my parents who to look out for and almost spoiling who wins most the time.

Una
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Una

Yum for hot chocolate. Very fitting for an early morning 🙂 Now that I’ve read your comment I realized I read somewhere that the *recorded* show is aired at prime time in the evening. So the bbqs make sense but in the evening!

Mark
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Mark

I make pancakes

Whisker
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Whisker

Hot choco sounds nice. This got me thinking. I would have IRISH COFFEE (that’s also a nod to Ireland in Eurovision). And not just one. And I would have PANINI (nod to Italy in Eurovision), because they are hot too and would balance the sweetness of the Irish coffee and I would not get drunk.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

It’s not that bad, in 1974 Italians had to watch Eurovision with month delay, because they were holding a referendum in May, and Gigliola’s song contained too many “si”.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

I would totally write Kate Miller-Heidke on the ballot. What could go wrong?

Mark
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Mark

What could go wrong? Scott Morrison could win; that’s what could go wrong.