As we get closer to the event, Junior Eurovision news is flowing in at a steady rate, and today the news comes from Australia! Earlier in the Junior Eurovision season, we reported that SBS were sharing hosting duties with ABC ME, which is a channel targeted at the ideal Junior Eurovision audience, kids, adolescents and their families. The show will be hosted on ABC ME, and it was ABC who announced the 3rd Junior Eurovision act for Australia!
Australia has chosen Isabella Clarke as their Eurovision act, with the song to be revealed in the coming weeks. Isabella is 13 years old, and has already achieved incredible things in her short career. She has performed at various singing contests, and is a principal vocalist in the Victorian State Schools Spectacular. Her inspirations are Beyonce and Mary J. Blige, and hopes to be an international recording artist like her favourite artists!
Isabella has commented on her upcoming role, stating, ‘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.’
The Head of ABC Children’s Television, Michael Carrington is extremely satisfied with the choice, saying that Isabella displays all of the qualities that makes a good representative. Their full support is going behind Isabella as they guide her in this Junior Eurovision journey, which will continue as the song is released. So far, ABC and Blink TV have consulted with songwriters and have been working on a fun song that will capture audiences in Georgia later this year!
Meet the 2017 Australian act here: