Eurovision' Australian Act Is Kate Miller-Heidke In A Giant Cake Dress


The show flaunted Australian talent before the contenders even took to the stage. Australian Idol alum Casey Donovan started the show with her take on Guy Sebastian's Tonight Again, which Sebastian took to a #5 place at Eurovision in 2015.

Michael Rice has won the public vote to fly the flag for Great Britain at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. I've had a ball, and I'm so grateful and thrilled that I get to represent Australia at Eurovision'.

"Well, it's a song about coming out of depression and it tries to capture that feeling of transcending a long period of feeling low", she told SBS.

The final of Eurovision - Australia Decides was aired live on SBS last night.

"Absolutely overwhelmed right now", she said on her Twitter.

Rice, who won BBC One's singing competition All Together Now's £50,000 prize previous year, added that his track "might just be a ballad but that song's got a big message and I can't wait to perform it and show the rest of the world what this song's all about". Electric Fields delivered a stellar performance, and came so close, but it was Kate's night.

This year will be Australia's fifth consecutive year in the contest, which will take place in Tel Aviv in May.

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"Argh! Thank you so much for voting for me!"

Fans said they feel the song could be a victor at Eurovision in May.

Ireland has won the most Eurovision finals, with seven wins.

"We were lucky to have just a taste of the global phenomenon that is Eurovision with Eurovision - Australia Decides on the Gold Coast".

Jessica Mauboy performed at the event in 2014 as an interval act.

The 21-year-old singer from Hartlepool, who also won All Together Now in 2014, was crowned the victor of Eurovision: You Decide and will be singing the track Bigger Than Us at the annual TV song competition.

In 2016, Australia's Dami Im placed second in Eurovision, wowing the world with her song, Sound Of Silence.