"I’m absolutely ecstatic."
A stand-out showing at this morning's semi final has resulted in Kate Miller-Heidke being voted through to this weekend's Eurovision grand final.
The Brisbane singer's performance of Zero Gravity in Tel Aviv was praised by both critics and fans alike; watch it in full below.
“I’m absolutely ecstatic," Miller-Heidke said.
"It’s such an honour to be the first artist voted by the Australian public to represent the country at Eurovision and I hope I’ve done everyone proud.
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"Competing on the world’s biggest stage in front of around 200 million people on a bendy pole five metres tall is no small feat, but I’ve had an incredible team behind me - and below me - and would like to thank them for their support.
"I can’t wait to be part of the grand final and see what all the other amazing acts are going to bring to the stage.”
The other countries advancing to the grand final this weekend, screening from 8.30pm on Sunday 19 May, include Greece, Belarus, Serbia, Cyprus, Estonia, Czech Republic, Iceland, San Marino and Slovenia.
The remaining ten countries, including the big five of Spain, UK, Italy, France and Germany, will compete at the second semi final on Friday.
Check out the reaction to Miller-Heidke's performance below.
Compared to everyone so far, shes in another class in terms of vocals and staging. 🤩🤩 My wig is now on Jupiter.— Tongue Tied Turtle🧣 (@zachsparkyt) May 14, 2019
honestly i wasn't a fan of australia at all at first but i have to say this performance was absolutely amazing, this could easily get top 5 on saturday #eurovision— chiara (@mxnhostear) May 14, 2019
Hate to say it, but I think Australia should win #Eurovision— Dylan Casbah 🌹 (@rock_the_tweet) May 14, 2019