Australia will come up from Down Under for Junior Eurovision 2015 — and they’re bringing Bella Paige with them! The 13-year old, who rose to fame on The Voice Kids of Australia, will sing “My Girls”.
“I couldn’t believe it when I found out I was selected to represent Australia and I’m so excited to be singing my single, My Girls, on a global stage in Bulgaria” Bella said in a statement.
The legendary Delta Goodrem — formerly of Neighbours — has co-written the song.
“I’m so proud to be able to share this special song with Bella for Junior Eurovision. Bella has a phenomenal voice and so much confidence on stage, and I know she is absolutely going to wow Europe with her performance”.
Review: Bella Paige’s “My Girls”
We previously dreamed of Delta singing at Eurovision, so we’re thrilled to see her getting involved.
Australia at Junior Eurovision 2015
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 pushing to up the number of participating countries in the kids’ contest. Given Australia’s very successful debut in Vienna, and SBS’s stellar ratings for Eurovision 2015, we weren’t particularly surprised when they confirmed their participation earlier this week.
It’s just the latest step in Australia’s recent Eurovision involvement.
After Jessica Mauboy’s guest appearance in 2014, Australia was officially represented by Guy Sebastian in the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna (you may recall we broke the news two hours before SBS confirmed it, and a lot of you said we were crazy in the comments section). Guy managed an impressive fifth place. Check out some of our Guy Sebastian footage below.