In news that will probably shock no-one but is worth reporting anyway, Kate Miller-Heidke has made to the 2019 Eurovision Grand Final.
For those who didn’t wake up at the crack of dawn to see KMH do her thing, she wowed the crowd with a gravity-defying performance of her aptly titled Eurovision song ‘Zero Gravity’ and impressed both the professional juries and the TV audience enough to fly her way into the grand final.
Miller-Heidke is one of 20 acts, culled down from 35, to make it to the Grand Final. Other countries that made it to the GF this round are Greece, Cyprus, Belarus, Slovenia, San Marino, Estonia, Czech Republic, Iceland and Serbia. There’s still 10 more spots up for grabs.
Once those 10 are taken, those 20 acts will perform the Grand Final alongside representatives from the host country, Israel, and “the big five” – Italy, Spain, France, Germany and the UK.
Miller-Heidke spoke to Sydney Morning Herald following the announcement that she’d made it, and she summed up her feelings pretty succinctly.
“Before [the announcement] it was like, shit, shit, shit, and afterwards it was like, thank fuck,” Miller-Heidke said.
It should be noted that Miller-Heidke’s performance in this year’s Eurovision has stirred up lots of controversy, following the ongoing call from people for artists to boycott Israel in protest of their occupation of Palestine.
Watch Miller-Heidke’s performance below, and watch the Grand Final on Sunday morning at 5am on SBS.