Has Kate Miller-Heidke Assured Australia A Top Three Finish At Eurovision 2019?

17 May 2019 | 12:46 pm | Staff Writer

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There’s a real chance Australia could score a top three finish at this weekend’s Eurovision grand final, with news this morning that Kate Miller-Heidke will be the second-last performance of the night.

Fans and media are speculating that, because the Brisbane artist has secured a performance near the end, it’s likely she’ll pick up more votes.

Meanwhile, Sydney Morning Herald, who compiled data from betting agencies, is reporting the Netherlands are expected to take out the top prize, followed by Australia and then Sweden, with Russia, Italy and Iceland also chasing a top three placement.

Independent described Miller-Heidke’s efforts as “Frozen’s Elsa meets the Dementors from the Potterverse on giant wobbly mops”, adding, “It might take the average viewer time to appreciate, and that could be its downfall or its making.”

Australia’s 2016 Eurovision entry, Dani Im, came in second place with her performance of Sound Of Silence, followed by Guy Sebastian coming in fifth in 2015, while Isaiah Firebrace (2017) and Jessica Mauboy (2018) came in at ninth and 20th, respectively.

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