Australia’s Kate Miller-Heidke was one of the last to appear at the Eurovision Grand Final in Tel Aviv, and she was well worth the wait, pulling off a stunning performance of her song ‘Zero Gravity‘ that had the crowd singing along.
She brought the requisite vocal power, and the visual elements of the performance were just as eye-catching as we’ve come to expect, featuring the singer and two backing dancers floating and swaying on stilts against a star-studded backdrop.
SBS commentator Myf Warhurst said the performance had her crying and that about sums it up. You can check it out below:
Kate Miller-Heidke, a classically-trained singer from Brisbane, is the third Aussie to compete at Eurovision following Guy Sebastian and Dami Im, and would be the first Australian to win if she pulls off a victory today.
Earlier this year, she said that she was inspired to write ‘Zero Gravity’ after a period in which she felt low and felt as if she had lost herself after giving birth to her son. She said:
“I think a lot of new parents, men and women, go through that after they have a kid. Their entire life seems to evaporate, and it’s hard to know who you are any more. This song sort of tries to capture the feeling of transcending that and getting your power back, basically.”
The Eurovision live stream can be seen here.Image: Getty Images / Vyacheslav Prokofyev