That’s a bit rich! Kate Miller-Heidke reveals she had to personally fund part of her expensive Eurovision performance in Tel Aviv… which sees her suspended 20 feet in the air
On Sunday, the singer revealed she will be digging into her own pocket to partially fund the production, which will see her suspended in mid-air.
Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, the 37-year-old singer revealed her unique stage show will be an expensive one.
That’s a bit rich! Australia’s Eurovision star Kate Miller-Heidke, 37, (pictured) revealed she is forced to pay for her own performance in Tel Aviv later this month
Despite not giving the cost, it is believed it will be somewhere ‘north of five figures and south of seven’, according to the report.
‘I am confident there has never been a performance like this on the Eurovision stage, but the catch for me is, the artist must fund it,’ Kate said.
The performance is being partially funded by SBS, Blink TV and the singer’s label EMI, who have all contributed financially.
Cha-ching! ‘I am confident there has never been a performance like this on the Eurovision stage, but the catch for me is, the artist must fund it,’ Kate said about her turn on the stage
However, Kate is hoping part of it can be met with an Australian Cultural Fund crowd-funding campaign.
Contributions to this will be met by the Department of Communications and the Arts and Creative Partnerships Australia up to $60,000.
The singer gave a sneak peek into her performance earlier this week, while doing a dress-rehearsal ahead of the competition on May 15.
To make sure she towers above the competition, the artist will risk her safety while performing twenty feet in the air, suspended on a slim aerobic pole.
Showstopper: Kate will be be suspended on a slim aerobic pole for the performance, with her revealing a sneak peek earlier this week. Pictured: Here in February
‘It took a little bit of getting used to but it’s actually surprising good I think because you are forced to not look too much,’ she told The Daily Telegraph on Monday.
‘I don’t want to end up bending backwards though, that would be terrible.’
Kate will wear a gown by acclaimed designer Steve Khalil, with an ethereal-looking floating train, which will be complimented by a crystal crown by Ford Millinery.
After the rehearsal, Kate took to Instagram on Sunday to share her delight at the successful routine, which is already ‘going down well with Eurovision bloggers.’
Candid: Kate recently revealed that her battle with post-natal depression following the birth of her son Ernie in 2016 had inspired her Eurovision track, Zero Gravity
‘Well that went alright. Phew! Now can somebody get me down,’ said Kate.
Kate recently revealed that her self-penned track, Zero Gravity, was inspired by her battle with post-natal depression after giving birth to son Ernie, in 2016.
Speaking to the Australian Financial Review in February, she said: ‘The idea [for the song] began to germinate after I gave birth to my son.
‘This song tries to capture what it’s like to come out of a [low] period like that, to transcend it.’
Speaking to the Australian Financial Review in February, she said: ‘The idea [for the song] began to germinate after I gave birth to my son, Ernie, now two