Australia Secures A Spot In Eurovision Grand Final
Kate Miller-Heidke is headed to the grand final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest.
Queensland' artist Kate Miller-Heidke's semi-final performance in Tel Aviv-Yafo earned her a place in this weekend's grand final.
Looking like a mix of Glenda the Good Witch and Elsa, Miller-Heidke gave a glittering performance on Wednesday morning as she sang an operatic rendition of "Zero Gravity", a song about her experience with postnatal depression.
The singer won the backing of both the "televoting" TV audience and the professional juries who score each country's performance.
Sunday's grand final is said to be highlighted with a performance by pop icon Madonna, with the 60-year-old arriving in Tel Aviv on Tuesday night, however, it has since been revealed by Eurovision's executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand that the star's contract had not yet been signed.
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"We have an artist who would like to participate and who we would love to welcome there but we have not signed a contract," he said. "We don't have a signed contract with her team and if we do not have a signed contract she cannot perform on our stage."
In addition to Australia heading to the grand final, Greece, Belarus, Serbia, Cyprus, Estonia, Czech Republic, Iceland, San Marino and Slovenia are also headed to the show's final.
The Eurovision Song Contest grand final will air Sunday 19th of May, 8.30pm on SBS.