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Australia's Kate Miller-Heidke defies gravity in her first rehearsal

05 May 2019 at 12:25 CEST
Australia first rehearsal 2019 Thomas Hanses
Kate Miller-Heidke has travelled all the way from Australia to represent her country in Israel and today she reached the Expo Tel Aviv stage for her first rehearsal. During the rehearsal of 'Zero Gravity' Kate is wearing a crown, just like in the national Australian final, and proved that she is not afraid of heights. Balancing on a pole high above the stage, just like her backing acrobats, she seemingly performed in 'zero gravity'.

Kate Miller-Heidke will perform 12th for Australia in the first Semi-Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday 14 May at Expo Tel Aviv in Israel.

Kate Miller-Heidke is an award-winning singer-songwriter who traverses the worlds of contemporary pop, folk and opera. She has released four studio albums in Australia, achieving multi-platinum status and appearing in the top 10 album and singles charts numerous times. Her most recent album O Vertigo! broke Australian crowdfunding records and was nominated for an ARIA Award.

READ MORE: Kate Miller-Heidke's participant profile

What happens on stage?

The 'popera' genre returns to the Eurovision Song Contest once again and this time like never before. Kate is elevated above the stage in a white shiny dress like an intergalactic princess, just like the two acrobats behind her who are wearing darker outfits. With cleaver camera work, it looks like Kate is flying through the universe during her performance. The whole look reflects the lyrics of Zero Gravity perfectly, as the three swing back and forth on their poles. They seem to defy gravity while the LED screens show images of the galaxy. Kate is supported by 3 off-stage backing vocalists.

Will Kate maintain Australia's record of qualifying to the Grand Final with 'Zero Gravity'? Tell us what you think in the comments below!