Michael Rice picked to represent the United Kingdom in Eurovision Song Contest

10 February, 2019, 18:39 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
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Kate is perhaps best known for her 2008 song "Caught In The Crowd" and was one of the more well-known faces taking part in the decider this year. Miller-Heidke said she wrote "Zero Gravity" as she was recovering from post-natal depression.

He was selected during Eurovision: You Decide on BBC Two after making the final three decided by a panel of judges and then winning the public vote.

The classically trained veteran singer-songwriter, who has been recognised on the pop charts and on the opera stage, beat nine other contenders to be chosen as Australia's Eurovision representative.

A celebrity panel and viewers at home make the decision on which song represents the United Kingdom at the sixty-fourth Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, in May 2019.

"Kate's performance tonight was quite simply breathtaking and the response from the Australian public has been overwhelming", he said.

Despite the singer putting on a stellar performance and giving it her all at the song contest final in Portugal, she came in at number 20, right behind the Netherlands and Serbia.

More than 700 songs were entered by artists into the competition on the Gold Coast during the three-week entry period past year.

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

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Australia is a relatively recent entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest.

It will be the 64th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

"Kate will be a wonderful ambassador for Australia and Queensland at Eurovision - showcasing our local talent to a global audience of around 200 million people".

The Eurovision finals and grand final are scheduled to be held at the Tel Aviv Convention Centre on 14, 16 and 18 May.

The Top 10 acts competing in "Eurovision - Australia Decides".

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

Australia has participated four times at Eurovision since 2015, taking second-place in 2016 with Dami Im's song, Sound of Silence.

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