Australia will take part in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest for the fifth year in row after making it through this year’s first semi-final.
Singer Kate Miller-Heidke qualified with Zero Gravity, a pop-opera combo she performed in Tel Aviv while suspended in mid-air on a bendy pole.
But there was no happy ending for Finland’s DJ Darude.
The Sandstorm hit-maker was sent packing along with entrants from six other nations.
Other nations to be eliminated on Tuesday included Hungary, who failed to qualify for the first time this decade.
A further 18 countries, including Malta, will take part in the second semi-final on Thursday.
Michela Pace, 18, from Victoria in Gozo, will perform Chameleon live on stage in Tel Aviv.
The following ten countries have qualified for the final:
Greece – Katerine Duska with Better Love
Belarus – ZENA with Like It
Serbia – Nevena Božović with Kruna
Cyprus – Tamta with Replay
Estonia – Victor Crone with Storm
Czech Republic – Lake Malawi with Friend Of A Friend
Australia – Kate Miller-Heidke with Zero Gravity
Iceland – Hatari with Hatrið mun sigra
San Marino – Serhat with Say Na Na Na
Slovenia – Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl with Sebi
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