SBS and ABC have just announced that Isabella Clarke will represent Australia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017. This 13-year old singer has already taken part in several competitions and she is currently one of the leading roles in the Victorian State Schools Spectacular.
Isabella Clarke said: “I’m so honoured to be given the opportunity to represent Australia at such an amazing event. I can’t wait to start rehearsals and film the music video! I’m also looking forward to visiting Georgia for the first time and meeting all the other performers. It’s a dream come true and I hope I do my family and Australia proud.”
“Isabella displayed all the qualities we were looking for in this year’s Australian representative,” says Michael Carrington, Head of ABC Children’s Television. “She has an incredible voice and stage presence and we believe she’ll do exceptionally well at Junior Eurovision. We look forward to her song debut and following her journey as she embarks on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.”
Director of Blink TV, Paul Clarke said: “Isabella will do us all proud. She has a terrific voice and we are looking forward to her performance in Tbilisi, Georgia. With 16 countries competing it’s also a wonderful opportunity to connect with other young performers and enjoy the celebration which is the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.”
The song Isabella will perform on November 26th in Tbilisi has been described as a fun catchy track which will enable her to Shine Bright on the European stage. The song is currently being finished and it will be presented on October 8th.
Earlier this year, ABC, the Australian Broadcasting Company, and SBS announced that they will collaborate bringing the contest closer to the Australian kids by broadcasting it on ABC ME, Australia’s leading broadcast and online TV service for school aged children and their families.
As there isn’t televote, the show will be broadcast pre-recorded on 27th November at 19:30 (local time) on ABC ME. The commentators will be Grace Koh, Pip Rasmussen and Tim Mathews, who will travel to Georgia to provide Australian children with daily updates.
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