This article will look at what has occurred in the last few months regarding Australia’s entry into the Eurovision. As well as a look at the main contenders for the event. In 2019, Eurovision will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel. All of the action begins on Tuesday 14th May with the first semi-final. While on Thursday 16th May, the second semi-final will take place. On Saturday 18th May, the champion will be crowned from the grand final.
Australia at Eurovision 2019
While Australia is at long odds to win Eurovision 2019 (currently $41 to win at 22bet), that won’t stop Australia’s performer – Kate Miller-Heidke, going for glory in May. Kate is a 37-year-old singer-songwriter from Brisbane and her career began in 2000. She’s a huge fan of Eurovision and her 19 years of experience in the industry should give Australia a good chance in the competition.
In early February, Australia staged a TV contest (Eurovision – Australia Decides) that would aim to decide on a performer for Eurovision 2019. Kate was a favourite among both the public and the jury and as a result, she claimed victory with the most votes overall. At Eurovision, she will be performing “Zero Gravity”. It has a bit of everything from dance to pop and a touch of opera. The song was co-written by herself and her partner, Keir Nuttall. It’s inspired by her experience with post-natal depression after the birth of her son.
Eurovision 2019 Odds & Favourites
Some of the favourites for the event include Russia, Netherlands and Sweden. Russia is the warm favourite in the betting odds at just $3.5 and they’ll send former star Sergey Lazarev. This will be his second appearance at the event after finishing third in 2016. Spain will be represented by Miki Nuñez and her song “La venda”, which will be specially recorded for Eurovision. For the Netherlands, singer-songwriter Duncan Laurence will represent his country and his song was just released on March 7. Other interesting participants include Michael Rice from the UK, France performer Bilal Hassani and Italy’s Mahmood with his song “Soldi”. While for the host country, 27-year-old Vocalist Kobi Marimi will represent his country and he’ll sing “Home”, which is due for release in the coming days.