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Eurovision 2019: Australian jury, spokespeople announced

Electric-soul music duo Electric Fields Source: SBS News

Australia's 2019 Eurovision jury and spokespeople were announced on Tuesday.

With the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel just over two weeks away, SBS has announced the jury and spokespeople who will play a crucial role in the voting procedure.

Australia's 2019 Eurovision jury members are comedian Mark Humphries, singer-songwriter Christine Anu, Triple J presenter Lewis Hobba, composer Alice Chance and broadcaster Mark Cummins.

Christine Anu.
Christine Anu.
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Viewers in all 41 participating countries, including Australia, are invited to vote for their favourite songs in the Eurovision Semi Finals and Grand Final by televoting, which makes up 50 per cent of the total vote.

The other 50 per cent of the vote is decided by a National Jury in each participating country.

Australia’s Eurovision spokespeople this year will be electric-soul music duo Electric Fields.

In a statement, Electric Fields said: "We are so excited to be Australia's jury spokespeople for Eurovision. It's the music event that brings millions together for a huge camp party, right up our ally. Kate is absolutely stunning live and we know she'll deliver a powerful performance".

Kate Miller-Heidke performs Zero Gravity during the 2019 Eurovision - Australia Decides final at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Kate Miller-Heidke performs Zero Gravity during the 2019 Eurovision - Australia Decides final at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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Jury members and public voters can’t vote for their own country.

In February, Kate Miller-Heidke beat nine other contenders with her song Zero Gravity, in a battle to represent Australia.

She said the song was inspired by coming out of depression after the birth of her son, Ernie, in 2016.

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