Last year's United Kingdom entrant SuRie finished 24th out of 26 in the Eurovision song contest after a stage invader interrupted her performance by grabbing the mic and shouting slogans about the media.
The artists competed as part of the very first public vote for Australia's representative at the Eurovision - Australia Decides contest on the Gold Coast on Saturday. I've had a ball, and I'm so grateful and thrilled that I get to represent Australia at Eurovision'.
It's the first time the Australian public has been allowed to decide who represents them at the worldwide song contest, which will take place in Israel in May.
"The song tries to capture the feeling when I was coming out of [the depression] and the world was getting its colour back", she said in an interview ahead of her performance.
Three million Aussies watched Eurovision previous year.
"Argh! Thank you so much for voting for me!"
The Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Tel Aviv, Israel in May.
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But activists for the Palestinian-led worldwide Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement have been calling on musicians and broadcasters to refuse to participate in this year's song contest as part of a broader campaign against Israel's occupation of Palestine. "The road to Eurovision 2019 has begun!"
"We were lucky to have just a taste of the global phenomenon that is Eurovision with Eurovision - Australia Decides on the Gold Coast".
Britain has not won Eurovision since "Love Shine a Light" by Katrina & the Waves triumphed in 1997-before Rice was born.
The 37-year-old was up against stiff competition, though managed to blow the audience away with her operatic pop-song "Zero Gravity", which is about overcoming postnatal depression.
Jessica Mauboy performed at the event in 2014 as an interval act.
In 2016, Australia's Dami Im placed second in Eurovision, wowing the world with her song, Sound Of Silence.