ARTIST 101: Kate Miller-Heidke

This Artist 101 guide contains everything you need to know about Australia’s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Kate Miller-Heidke.

Who is Kate Miller-Heidke?

Kate Miller-Heidke is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress who won Australia’s national selection show Eurovision: Australia Decides and will therefore be representing the country at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel with her song “Zero Gravity”.

She started her career by playing in several Brisbane bands, including Elsewhere, which released a self-titled EP of original songs before breaking up. In 2002, Kate went solo, and became well known in her hometown, winning countless awards. She has since released four studio albums in Australia, achieving multi-platinum status. Her latest album O Vertigo! was also a huge success, immediately landing at number four on the Australian charts and being nominated for an ARIA award.

Kate has also appeared at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, as well as in the English National Opera and in the Sydney Opera House, performing several roles. In 2015, she broke into national television, featuring in “The Divorce”, a four-part ABC mini-series, also getting a nomination for Best Soundtrack at the 2016 ARIA Awards.

When is her birthday?

Kate’s birthday is on November 16, 1981.

What is her most popular song?

To date, her competing entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest “Zero Gravity” is Kate’s most popular number.

“Zero Gravity”, a pop-opera masterpiece was written by Kate herself along with her husband Keir Nuttall, following the singer’s experience with post-natal depression after the birth of her son Ernie. The song is about how she felt weightless as she recovered.

Where can you follow her?

Kate can be found on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can also listen to her songs on Spotify.

What do you think of Kate Miller-Heidke and her song “Zero Gravity”? Do you think Australia has a chance of winning Eurovision 2019? Let us know on Twitter at @CelebMix!

Written by Alexandra Nagy

I'm Alexandra from Hungary, now living in the UK, and writing is not just my hobby - it's my passion. I'm a writer/journalist addicted to music, travelling, football, movies & books, proudly supporting Derby County Football Club.
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