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Kate is shaping up as a Eurovision favourite, so let's not rule out the possibility that next year we might have to organise it. What does that mean, exactly?
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18 May 2019 - 9:37 AM  UPDATED 18 May 2019 - 1:24 PM

Kate Miller-Heidke's out-of-this-world performance of 'Zero Gravity' has, at the time of writing, got those who know such things tipping her as a distinct favourite to win Eurovision, as we rocket towards tomorrow's Grand Final. She's currently tracking #2 behind the Netherlands in the tipping competitions. 

So it's an opportune time to ponder, what we would do if she actually wins?! 

What will happen if, for the first time in Eurovision history, Australia takes the top prize at Eurovision? Would we host the biggest song contest in the world right in our backyard the following year? Will we turn the tables and make Europeans set their alarm clocks for the live final shows, as we get to watch the live finals during waking hours?

In a word: No.

"What will happen if, for the first time in Eurovision history, Australia takes the top prize at Eurovision?" 

Regardless of the outcome in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final, the Eurovision party will not be leaving the Northern Hemisphere. 

That said, if Kate does win for Australia, we will be changing the course of Eurovision destiny by joining forces with another European city to co-host the event.

Eurovision rules state that, “If Australia wins the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, the 2020 contest will be co-hosted by Australian broadcaster SBS and another European public broadcaster, somewhere in Europe.”

If Eurovision voters express overwhelming love for 'Zero Gravity', you can bet discussions with prospective host partners will begin in earnest. 

Picture those pre-song 'Eurovision postcards' now: kangaroos and croissants, koalas and Swedish meatballs... – the pairing of Australia with another country could be a party planners dream…

 

Will Kate clinch victory? Watch the Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest LIVE on Sunday 19 May from 5am (and you can vote for any of the other finalists!), and at 8.30pm (featuring the best tweets and party pics from #Eurovision). Catch all the action on SBS with live streaming at SBS On Demand

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