This morning, news broke that 12-year-old Jael Wena will become Australia’s fourth representative at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Jael will head to Minsk for the 2018 contest on November 25th hoping to earn the victory for her nation!
A fourth internal selection
Melbourne-born Jael was internally selected by Blink TV’s head of delegation, Paul Clarke. She follows in the footsteps of Bella Paige, Alexa Curtis and Isabella Clarke who were internally selected to represent Australia at
According to tvtonight.com.au, Jael wrote her first song at the age of four. Furthermore, she won the national talent show quest Fast Track Talent Showcase for three years running!
Aiming for gold?
So far, Australia has improved their Junior Eurovision results year-on-year. In 2015, Bella Paige placed eighth in Sofia with My Girls. A year later, We Are earned Alexa Curtis a fifth-place finish. Then, last year in Tbilisi, Isabella Clarke gave Australia their first podium finish after placing third with Speak Up.
Australia will be hoping that Jael can score their country that elusive first victory. Details of Jael’s Junior Eurovision 2018 song have yet to be revealed and is expected to premiere in the coming weeks.
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