Isabella Clarke will represent Australia at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Let’s get to know a bit more about her.
Thirteen year old Isabella Clarke is from Victoria, Australia. Isabella has been singing for several years and has received various musical accolades from singing competitions. She has posted a number of her performances on YouTube. She is a principal vocalist in the Victorian State Schools Spectacular, singing in front of 10,000 people in Melbourne.
Isabella states that her inspirations for singing are Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige. One day in the future she hopes to join her idols and become an international recording artist.
Australian broadcaster ABC and production partner Blink TV selected Isabella to represent Australia at Junior Eurovision 2017 after consulting with leading record companies. Her song “Speak Up” is sung entirely in English.
Talking about her Junior Eurovision participation, she 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.”
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Australia debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2015, the same year as their Eurovision Song Contest debut. The country is yet to win the contest, and their best result was in 2016, when Alexa Curtis performed her song “We Are” and received 5th place with 202 points. Australia’s worst result comes from their debut in 2015, when Bella Paige and her song “My Girls” finished in 8th place with 64 points. Australia have been present at every contest since their debut.