Earlier in the year the EBU invited Australia’s Eurovision broadcaster SBS to participate in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Bulgaria. The EBU has been push, push, pushing to up the number of participating countries in the kids’ contest. Given Australia’s very successful debut in Vienna, it’s likely to EBU are keen to have them in Sofia too. SBS’s stellar ratings for Eurovision 2015 suggest they are just as keen. Put those two facts together and we are so willing to place a bet that Australia will send a pint-sized talent to Sofia.
Whilst we wait for the official word, we have put on our thinking caps to find out who could represent the land down under. Here are three acts who have what it takes.
1. Maddison Milewski
A teenage dream who recently burst into the limelight is 15-year old Maddison Milewski. After finishing as runner-up on the first season of The Voice of Australia Kids in 2013, she worked on those vocals and image, and won Danni Minogue’s heart – making it to the Top 5 on Team Minogue on The X-Factor Australia 2015. Unfortunately she didn’t make it to the live shows this year, but what bigger live show could she be on? Junior Eurovision 2015. YAAAASSSS.
2. Dean Brady
Another miniaturized superstar is 12-year old Dean Brady. Hailing from Cairns in Northern Queensland, Dean auditioned for Australia’s Got Talent in 2013, earning massive praise from all judges including former Spice Girl, Geri Halliwell. Dean’s audition from AGT 2013 — he sang ‘My Girl’ — went viral and his audition included his dad playing the guitar. Aww. (Pops obviously violates the age rule so wouldn’t be able to participate in Sofia).
3. Alexa Curtis
Alexa Curtis is one of Australia’s most loved teeny tiny singing pocket rockets. After winning the first (and so far, only) season of The Voice Kids of Australia in 2015, she launched her debut single ‘Playground’. At only 11 years old, and totally adorable, she could have Europe cooing and awwing as they pick up their phones to vote.