Australia tha country that has come to stay in the contest, after securing its participation up to 2023, held for the first time a national final in order to select this year’s Eurovision entry. Through the national final format of ”Eurovision – Australia Decides” that took place in Gold Coast crowned winner among 10 cometing acts,  Kate Miller-Heidke and her song “Zero Gravity“.

A few words about Kate Miller-Heidke

Kate Miller-Heidke was born November 16 in 1981. She is a singer and actress. Despite following classic music studies her career was based on alternative pop music. Although in the past she had signed contracts with several record labels in Australia , the UK and the States.She was signed to Sony Australia, Epic in the US and RCA in the UK, but is now an independent artist . As a classic music singer she has won many prizes and as an actress she has taken part in big musicals such as Sweeney Todd

Signed to Sony Australia, Miller-Heidke released her third EP Circular Breathing in 2006, followed by her debut album Little Eve on 15 June 2007. The album was certified gold in Australia. Miller-Heidke performed as the “female protagonist” in Michel van der Aa’s interactive song cycle film The Book of Sand, and debuted as a screen actress in the ABC comedy opera miniseries The Divorce, which was broadcast in December 2015. In 2017, Miller-Heidke released a live album called, “Kate Miller-Heidke and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Live At The Sydney Opera House“. In which some of the songs include from her previous albums, such as: “The Last Day on Earth”, “O Vertigo!” and “Sarah”

If you want to get to know better the Australian act’s work you can check her videoclips by clicking the following links :

Words” “Make It Last” “Can’t Shake It” “Caught in the Crowd” “The Last Day on Earth” “I’ll Change Your Mind” “Ride This Feeling” “Share Your Air” & “You’ve Underestimated Me, Dude

The entry “Zero Gravity” 

The song “Zero Gravity” is placed in the  pop-opera music category. Kate Miller-Heidke has stated that she wrote song song after giving birth to her son and being in a state of depression. She has felt herself being without gravity that time. The song was written in collaboration with Keir Nuttall.

Here are the lyrics of the Australian entry:

Hey you (hey you, hey you, hey you)

It’s me again

Hey you (hey you, hey you, hey you)

Stone in my shoe
I’ve been aching

Feeling lowYou’re so heavy

I have got to let you go
I’m going where there’s zero gravity

Zero gravity

Zero gravity

I’m free, ah…
Hey you (hey you, hey you, hey you)

Lock with no key

Hey you (hey you, hey you, hey you)

Earth with no sea
I’ve been freezing

On the ground

You’re so heavy

I can’t let you keep me down anymore
Oh zero gravity

Zero gravity
(and it feels like)

Ah

(and it feels like)

Ah

(and it feels like)

Ah

(and it feels like)

Ah
Nothing holding me down

Nothing holding me down

Nothing holding me down now

Nothing holding me down
Nothing holding me down

Nothing holding me down

Nothing holding me down now

Nothing holding me down

(repeating in background)
Zero gravity

Zero gravity

Zero gravity

Zero

 

Australia will compete in the second half of the 1st semi final on May 14. Below you can watch the official music video of the Aussies’ entry:

 

The Eurovision Story so Far

Australia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest four times since their debut at the 2015 contest in Vienna. The country’s best result in the contest is a second-place finish for Dami Im in 2016. Australia also finished in the top ten in two of its other appearances in the contest, with Guy Sebastian finishing fifth in 2015, and Isaiah Firebrace finishing ninth in 2017.

Australia’s participation in the 2015 contest was set to be a one-off event, the plan being only to perform again the following year had they won, but it was confirmed in November 2015  that they would participate in the 2016 contest.  After agreement with EBU Australia has secured its participation up to 2023.