Australia has revealed the song that Alexa Curtis will be performing at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Malta this November.
“We Are” is the song that will be representing Australia on their second appearance at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The song is being performed by 12-year-old Alexa Curtis she rose fame within Australia as the winner of “The Voice Kids” in 2014, this was the same series that Bella Paige who represented Australia in 2015 finished as a runner-up. Alexa who lives in Brisbane, was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia at the age of 5. At just 10 years old she won over the Australian public and her judge Delta Goodrem in “The Voice Kids”.
The song was co-written by Ali Tamposi, best known for co-writing Kelly Clarkson’s Grammy-nominated song, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”, award-winning writer Tania Doko, who has worked with artists including 2015 Eurovision Song Contest winner Måns Zelmerlöw, Tina Arena and Samantha Jade, and Boi 1da, a Canadian hip-hop producer who has worked with artists including Eminem, Jay Z, and Kendrick Lamar.
Alexa said that:
I really love this song. It’s uplifting and sends a positive message to inspire people to believe that we are who we are, no matter what, and to believe in ourselves. It’s about saying that we don’t need money or nice things. It’s about friendship and feeling empowered. I feel relaxed and happy when I sing it, and hope that it makes other people happy too.
Watch the music video for the Australian Junior Eurovision entry below: