Who will represent Australia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest?

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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.

The lyrics to her song detail her struggle with post-natal depression and the feeling of weightlessness as she recovered.

This year's artist was selected off the back of a public vote for the first time in Australia's short-lived Eurovision history. I've had a ball, and I'm so grateful and thrilled that I get to represent Australia at Eurovision'.

The 37-year-old told SBS World News that she continues to draw strength from the emotion and power of the song.

"This has been a peak experience already, and I'm dying with excitement at what's to come", she said.

Miller-Heidke said she will be thinking about the Eurovision message of inclusivity when she takes to the world stage. Electric Fields delivered a stellar performance, and came so close, but it was Kate's night.

Eurovision 2019 will be held in Tel Aviv on May 18.

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

By tradition, the Eurovision finals are held in the country of origin of the previous year's victor.

But activists for the Palestinian-led worldwide Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement have been calling on musicians and broadcasters to refuse to participate in this year's song contest as part of a broader campaign against Israel's occupation of Palestine.

"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 viewers of Australia Decides chose Kate out of 10 hopefuls to go to Tel Aviv, after her dramatic song Zero Gravity impressed the public.

Jessica Mauboy performed at the event in 2014 as an interval act. Dami Im, who charged to a #2 finish at the 2016 contest, capped the show off with a solo piano performance of Sound Of Silence moments before the final announcement.



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