Kate Miller-Heidke has clinched ninth place for Australia in the Eurovision grand final with a "joyous" performance that left some fans predicting she would be crowned winner.
The Netherlands' contestant Duncan Laurence took out first place in the song contest - held in Tel Aviv on Sunday morning - while Italy placed second and Russia third.
Ms Miller-Heidke sung Zero Gravity, a pop-opera composition about her struggle with post-natal depression following the birth of her son.
SBS Eurovision co-host Myf Warhurst told viewers "I'm crying" as the 37-year-old soared above the stage on a five-metre pole before a space-themed backdrop.
Ms Miller-Heidke said representing Australia at Eurovision had been a dream come true, and to place ninth was "beyond belief".
"I love that Eurovision gives artists permission to be unique - and sometimes outright bonkers, in the best possible way," she said after the competition.
"I've always been interested in breaking down traditional genre barriers to try and embrace what makes me different as an artist."
Ms Miller-Heidke's performances in the rehearsal and semi-final stages last week shored her up as a favourite to win the competition, and social media users seemed just as impressed at her final showing.
Author Aaron Gillies tweeted "The biggest argument in Europe at the moment is if Iceland or Australia should win", while journalist Jay Rayner said he was "gobsmacked" by the performance.
Following the announcement of the winner, several others tweeted that Ms Miller-Heidke had been "robbed".
Australia has participated in Eurovision five times since its debut at the 2015 contest in Vienna.
Its best result came in 2016 when Dami Im was named runner-up, followed by Guy Sebastian's fifth place in 2015.
Paul Clarke, head of Australia's Eurovision delegation, said Ms Miller-Heidke's 2019 result in a 25-finalist field was a personal achievement.
"In her first singing contest, she created an atmosphere so joyous for 200 million viewers by singing a song about leaving depression behind," he said.
"She was an undiscovered superstar - now she's one step closer."
Australian Associated Press