I’ve posted about Eurovision before (here and here) and no doubt will again come May when the contest airs from Tel Aviv, but I’m posting now because this year Australia has let their viewing public have a say in the act that represents us at Eurovision (and yes, we know we aren’t in Europe, but Aussies have had a 30+ year obsession with Eurovision that saw us accepted into the fold).
Previously, SBS (the tv channel that airs Eurovision) and record labels have determined who represented us and what they sang. This year, we got to decide. 50% of the vote was from a judging panel and 50% from public vote.
Over 700 songwriters submitted entries, and 10 song were paired with 10 acts (a few were songwriters and singers) and they performed their acts last Saturday.
Below are videos of the winning act (Kate Miller-Heidke singing “Zero Gravity”) and my other favourite act (Sheppard singing “On My Way”). I hope regional restrictions don’t stop you from watching the clips.
Kate’s song is different and her act is very Eurovision, so I hope the audience love it.
What do you think of the songs? And do you think Kate stands a chance?