Blink TV has just revealed the song that Jael Wena will perform at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018. She will sing the ballad ‘Champion’ on November 25 in Minsk.
You can listen to the song and watch the official video below:
Jael, who was chosen internally by Paul Clarke from Blink TV, will be the 4th act of Australia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The little star has won a national contest called Fast Track Talent Showcase for three years in-a-row.
“When I found out I was selected to represent Australia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest I couldn’t believe it. I knew that I had been put forward, but I was hoping and praying every night when I went to bed that it would be me. When we got the news I just fell down on the floor laughing and crying. I am just so happy and excited to be representing my country and I am going to try my hardest to make my country proud,” said Jael Wena.
Wael wrote her first song at the age of 1 and began singing when she was 4!
“Jael personifies everything we were looking for in this year’s Australian representative. She has an extraordinary voice, lashings of charisma, and an impressive stage presence. We believe Jael will take the competition by storm and whatever happens make Australia proud,” said Libbie Doherty, Acting Head of ABC Children’s Television. “We are also excited to see what Blink TV will bring to this remarkable spectacle for our ABC ME audience.”
Director of Blink TV and Australia’s Head of Delegation for Eurovision, Paul Clarke said: “When we first heard Jael’s voice it literally stopped the office – how can someone so young have such a brilliant and mature voice? That happens a lot with the greats, and Jael is definitely capable of really great things.”
Grace Koh, Pip Rasmussen and Lawrence Gunatilaka will be by Jael’s side during her Junior Eurovision experience, providing the Australian kids with exclusive video reports from Minsk for the ABC ME coverage. Australian broadcaster ABC ME will broadcast the JESC 2018 on Monday 26 November at 18:00 (local time).
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