“It’s not a responsibility I take lightly”: Kate Miller-Heidke preps for Eurovision broadcast
The 64th Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast live and in prime time, exclusive to SBS from May 6 to 19, from Expo Tel Aviv in Israel.
It’s sharing a double bill with the federal elections on May 18.
Kate Miller-Heidke will take to the stage in Semi Final 1 with her operatic pop song ‘Zero Gravity’.
“To be voted by the Australian public to represent the country at Eurovision is such an honour,” Miller-Heidke said.
“It’s not a responsibility I take lightly.
“People have put their trust in me and I can’t wait to give it my all. I’ve always loved the more out-of-the-box performances and ‘Zero Gravity’ will be just that.
“It’s a rousing, uplifting song about emerging from depression.
“For me, it was a feeling of absolute elation and the song ends in a really empowering place. It was written to be performed live and the staging is like nothing I’ve ever attempted.”
She is set to compete against 16 counties in Semi Final 1, including Sandstorm star Darude, Polish traditional folk group Tulia, Icelandic bondage-synth-punk trio Hatari and bookies favourite Greek-Canadian singer Katerine Duska.
Semi Final 1, Semi Final 2 and the Grand Final will be broadcast live in the wee hours in Australia with prime time repeats.