The fifth artist to feature in our “Who Is” series for the Junior Eurovision 2018 season is Jael Wena from Australia.
Jael Wena was chosen to represent Australia at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk, Belarus after being internally selected by Blink TV. Let’s get to know a bit more about her.
Twelve-year-old Jael Wena was born on 22nd December 2005 in Melbourne, Australia. Jael began singing at the age of four, and by the time she was nine she had already recorded songs in her father’s recording studio. The young singer’s most notable achievement is winning the top award at the Fast Track Talent Showcase for three years in a row.
At the beginning of September it was revealed that Jael would be the fourth artist to represent Australia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Her song for the contest, “Champion”, was revealed a month later.
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 2017, when Isabella Clarke performed her song “Speak Up” and received 3rd place with 172 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.