Kate Miller-Heidke will represent Australia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

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Other acts in the running included much-loved indie pop band Sheppard, modern electric-soul duo Electric Fields, legendary drag queen and reality television veteran Courtney Act, pop-opera star Mark Vincent, 16-year-old singer-songwriter Leea Nanos, rock music icon Ella Hooper, Tania Doko, The Voice victor Alfie Arcuri and Aydan.

Miller-Heidke won both the jury and the public vote.

Kate Miller-Heidke performs Zero Gravity on Saturday.

Miller-Heidke, who had her first child in 2016, said Zero Gravity was about her experience with post-natal depression.

For the first time, this year's Eurovision contestant will be decided by the public.

Miller-Heidke's performance was defined by an absolute belter of an operatic note, but her dramatic aerial staging - which saw a swaying dancer hoisted metres off the ground - may have helped, too.

The show flaunted Australian talent before the contenders even took to the stage. Australian Idol alum Casey Donovan started the show with her take on Guy Sebastian's Tonight Again, which Sebastian took to a #5 place at Eurovision in 2015. Electric Fields delivered a stellar performance, and came so close, but it was Kate's night.

Eurovision: You Decide is back for 2019 with a brand new format!

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And Michael certainly has the backing of Eurovision: You Decide team with BBC producer Mel Balac adding: 'This has been such an exciting year for Eurovision: You Decide, with new format changes that we hope have really made the competition and programme more geared to find the flawless song.

The ESC2019 this year is being hosted by Israel.

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

Eurovision will be held in Tel Aviv in May this year.

Fans said they feel the song could be a victor at Eurovision in May.

While thousands of fans filled the Gold Coast Convention and Entertainment Centre, the event was not universally supported.

Ireland has won the most Eurovision finals, with seven wins.

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