SPOILER ALERT: This story is contains details of the Eurovision final so if you don’t want to know the result, turn away now.
Kate Miller-Heidke’s angelic performance at the Eurovision grand final was not enough to clinch Australia a historic victory, with the Netherlands crowned the winner.
Miller-Heidke was considered one of the frontrunners to take out the competition with her electrifying song Zero Gravity but in a massive blow ended up coming in at ninth place, with fans claiming she was “robbed”.
The voting was split between a professional jury from each competing nation and the public vote.
Australia was sitting at sixth after the professional votes trickled in, but the public vote really shook things up, boosting Russia, Switzerland and Norway into the top six out of nowhere, while plummeting Australia down the list.
Europe hates Australia lol— daniel sahyounie (@danielsahyounie) May 18, 2019
But Miller-Heidke still did the nation proud, with the audience in the palm of her hands as crowd members sang along to the lyrics of her song.
SBS co-host for Eurovision Myf Warhurst declared “I’m crying” as Miller-Heidke wrapped her enchanting set, which featured the Aussie star and two backup dancers ‘floating’ on stilts in front of a starry backdrop.
Scanning Twitter it seems the world is shook that Australia actually breeds talented humans.
Kate Miller-Heidke: not the hero we deserve, but the hero we need right now. #Eurovision— Mark Kearney (@mnkearney) May 18, 2019