Jael Wena will be Australia’s representative in the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk,Belarus next November.

The 12 year old singer, from Melbourne, was selected internally by by the Head of Delegation at Blink TV in Australia. The song will be revealed the following days. Host Grace Koh, Pip Rasmussen and Lawrence Gunatilaka will be joining Jael in Minsk.

Australia has participated in the contest four times so far. In last year’s edition in Tbilisi, Georgia the country was represented by  Isabella Clarke and her song Speak up which achieved a 3rd placing on the scoreboard.

This year’s show will be aired on ABC ME  for another year. Have a taste of the 2018 Australian representative singing Never Enough from The Greatest Showman here:

The 2018 contest will be held on Sunday 26 November from Minsk, Belarus.  A record twenty countries will take part in this years Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The 20  competing countries  are:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan – Returning nation
  • Belarus
  • France – Returning nation
  • FYR Macedonia
  • Georgia
  • Ireland
  • Israel – Returning nation
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan – Debut
  • Malta
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • The Netherlands
  • Ukraine
  • Wales – Debut

Source: TV Tonight