Miller-Heidke's performance was defined by an absolute belter of an operatic note, but her dramatic aerial staging - which saw a swaying dancer hoisted metres off the ground - may have helped, too.
Despite being a European contest, Australia has been competing in Eurovision since 2015.
Fans said they feel the song could be a victor at Eurovision in May.
The creative director of Eurovision - Australia Decides, Paul Clarke, said it is clear to see why Miller-Heidke won over the jury and the public.
BBC producer Mel Balac said: "This has been such an exciting year for Eurovision: You Decide with new format changes that we hope have really made the competition and programme more geared to find the flawless song. All of us here at SBS are so thrilled that the whole country has embraced this truly diverse and inclusive show and I know that Eurovision fans will adore Kate as much as we do when we get to Tel Aviv in May!"
Kate is perhaps best known for her 2008 song "Caught In The Crowd" and was one of the more well-known faces taking part in the decider this year.
Jessica Mauboy performed at the event in 2014 as an interval act.
Obviously, the lesson of Andy is that the show can survive anybody's departure if need be but that's not our goal. The first of the flicks is being written by The Walking Dead's chief content officer at AMC, Scott M.
She now teaches creative writing at Harvard University. "I came up with, and I still do read the New York Times every single day". Her book comes at a time of heightened scrutiny - and sometimes outright animosity - towards towards the media.
This will be the second device of the company equipped with pop-up selfie camera and full screen display . Unlike other market research firms, GfK reports final consumption of the devices and not only shipments.
The letter declared Whitaker wouldn't appear before the panel, unless members withdrew a subpoena, compelling his testimony. ET, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee .
While bowling, Krunal enhanced his already growing reputation as a steady short-format bowler with three important breakthroughs. Opener Tim Seifert took the Indian bowlers to cleaners with a 43-ball 84 and visitors must have a plan to contain him on Friday.
Later in the event, the victim said, she was told by event staff to check the ladies bathroom to ensure it was well-supplied. The newlywed now faces numerous charges , including indecent assault, imprisonment of a minor and disorderly conduct.
While speaking to Telegu Desam Party (TDP) leaders through a teleconference, Naidu said: "Tomorrow is a dark day". In Vijayawada, the CPI and the CPI-M organised a demonstration Saturday protesting Modi's visit.
He is also giving an ultimatum to the federal government - remove the wire or there will be lawsuit, The Associated Press reports. City officials say Army troops installed more horizontal layers of the wire along the border wall last weekend.
Kane And Alli Return To Tottenham Training
"We don't really get involved in that whirlwind, all we do is take it game by game and focus on the next opposition. Leicester will travel to Wembley with speculation continuing about the future of under-fire manager Claude Puel.
Florida Man Dances His Way to DUI Arrest During Sobriety Test
A Florida man who danced through his field sobriety tests after being found sleeping in his running truck is facing a DUI charge. Larson later spoke with Fox 13 and said he would not call what he in the video dancing and would not comment on the arrest.
Share The Love Event Coming to Fortnite February 8
Level up your Battle Pass before the season ends! Finally, Fortnite Creative is getting a Featured Island Frenzy event. Look out for special sprays related to the "Share the Love" Competitive Series for each division of the competition! .
Where to Get Free (or Cheap) Pizza on National Pizza Day
Evel Pie , Good Pie , Metro Pizza , Naked City and Pop-Up Pizza have announced a collective event on National Pizza Day weekend. Foodism's National Pizza Day celebration offers 30% off (or more) on pizza at tonnes of venues.
Fire service likely to be tackling Ocado blaze for days
Ocado stressed it had comprehensive insurance for the property, stock and equipment and for business interruption losses. Part of the roof collapsed, but the firm confirmed no members of the Ocado team or the public were injured. "Thank you.
Storm Erik hits Oldham bringing strong winds and heavy rain
A yellow weather warning has been issued Norfolk this weekend, with gusts of up to 55mph potentially hitting parts of the region. On Saturday a kitesurfer died amid strong winds in an incident on the Saunton Sands beach in north Devon.
No meeting with China's Xi before tariff deadline
Addressing reporters at the White House , Trump answered in the negative when asked if a meeting could happen by March 1. Officials have reported little progress on contentious issues but remain hopeful that a deal will be struck.
Bucks acquire Nikola Mirotic from Pelicans in 3-way trade
Johnson was reportedly traded to Milwaukee yesterday for Thon Baker, and now will come to New Orleans to join the Pelicans. Head coach Mike Budenholzer hadn't played him in a game since, making it clear he was unhappy with his young player.
Fortnite now lets you merge accounts on different platforms
Players must have used an Xbox or Switch account and a PlayStation account before September 28th 2018 for this tool to work. In December , Epic Games announced it would delay the release of Fortnite's account merge feature until early 2019.
Backed forces lead final push against ISIS in Syria
He said that when the SDF detects movement from IS fighters, they bomb them, but added: "There have not been any major changes". But activists and residents say IS still has sleeper cells in Syria and Iraq, and is laying the groundwork for an insurgency.