We are on day five of the rehearsals where fifteen countries will sing today, in a bit to update their performances, and fine tune how they will be portrayed on screen. The countries that will be rehearsing today will only have twenty minutes today, as opposed to the forty that they have been accustomed too. Next up this morning was Kate Miller- Heidke with the song, "Zero Gravity".
After four internal selections, Australia decided to host their first ever national final - 'Australia Decides' - which was won by singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke who will represent the nation down under with 'Zero Gravity'. Having never failed to qualify for the final with their well-produced and commercial pop music, Australia have taken a different route this year by sending a pop-opera track to offer something different.
Kate's song 'Zero Gravity' perfectly blends her familiar alternative-pop music with her early classical training to deliver a very fulfilled masterpiece. After a few years singing in bands in Brisbane, Kate went solo in 2002 and has since then released four albums. She perhaps may be best known for her comedy songs or her emotional and quirky song 'The Last Day On Earth' released in 2009. Her song for Eurovision tackles all of the emotions Kate experienced after developing post-natal depression after the birth of her son and how she felt weightless as she recovered.
REWIND - AUSTRALIA - FIRST REHEARSAL
There's a lot of interest in Kate's first rehearsal today as one of the expected more eccentric performances. They've opted for a space theme for the performance - which I guess works with the 'zero gravity' theme. One of the biggest criticisms for her national final performance was the dress and it seems they've definitely ditched that! Instead, Kate is wearing a long sparkly white dress which is soo much better than before. She has however kept the 'Frozen' crown.
She's giving the feel that she's floating in space - sat on a pole/column which the viewer won't see. There are also the two 'pole dancers' behind her dress all in black on either side. This is crazy - they are ALL swinging including Kate who is also singing and it looks really impressive, as if they are all flying/floating around space.
The LED floor is in full use, with a rotating projection of Earth beneath her and her two black-cloaked backing dancers. Visually incredible whilst also remaining unique. The 'safe' Australia we've seen over the past few years has been completely replaced and they've put a marvel on for the viewers - this will be great to see on Television!
AUSTRALIA - SECOND REHEARSAL
Kate wowed everyone again with her flawless vocal and visual performance. The performance has stayed the same, with no changes; but this time round, Kate and her backing dancers seems to be "flying" around more smoothly, making the whole performance seem more effortless.
AUSTRALIA FIRST REHEARSAL vs SECOND REHEARSAL
Kate and her backing dancers have given us incredible eye-catching performances in both of their rehearsals. The second rehearsal, in terms of choreography, appears to run more smoothly. Both rehearsals have wowed us and we are sure that they will wow Europe in the semi final!
Kate Miller Heidke has taken her performance to a whole new level again. Do you agree? Do you think it would qualify ? Please tell us your thoughts in the comments below.