At the ripe age of ten she won The Voice Kids Australia, wowing the country with her unique take on power ballads like “Hero” from Mariah Carey.

And on Friday 12-year-old Alexa Curtis proved she’s still got that winner’s drive in her as she revealed her stunning Junior Eurovision 2016 song “We Are”.

The three-minute pop song is an ode to perseverance, encouraging listeners to keep on slaying when the slaying gets tough, and comes with a polished music video, which appears to have been filmed on the same hill where Eurovision 2016 act Dami Im filmed her video for “Superlove”.

In the song, Alexa offers a message of support and unity to anyone feeling like they’re struggling on their own, “If you feel you’re lost and you don’t belong, you will always have a home.”

She’s all about making people feel good, reminding listeners that “We’re queens of the world, don’t need a crown.” The uplifting lyrics could work as a motivational song for anyone about to go into a tough competition — just like Junior Eurovision!

The music video puts Alexa in a number of settings, including a recording studio, a glitzy stairwell and a scenic balcony.

It shows that Alexa knows how to work the camera and should have no trouble slaying in Valletta.

Earlier in the day lil’ Miss Alexa once again showed poise beyond her years as she appeared on Australia’s popular morning show Today to discuss Junior Eurovision and her life since winning The Voice.

She’s keen to see all the sites in Malta, and she’s going to spend some time in Dubai before headed to Valletta.

The well-rounded teen made it clear there’s much more to her day-to-day than singing.

“I do surf lifesaving — nippers — at the Gold Coast,” she says. “That’s really fun, you get to go in the water!”

“It’s awesome. I can be a normal kid as well and go to school and do what other normal kids do. The singing, that’s just a little different from other people.”

Proving she’s much more than a singer, she made it clear she wants to experience life fully and co

“To be honest I don’t really know what I want to do. Of course I love singing but at a young age I can try other things, do other hobbies, and find where I feel comfortable.”

Are you loving Alexa’s song? And what about her confidence, poise, and all-around fabulosity? You can let us know in the comments box below.

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Racal
Racal
4 years ago

Bland… Also, how many kilograms of make up did they put on that kid’s face?

jj
jj
4 years ago

Ivan U7n,
I think in that part she is singing: ‘cuz when queens of the world don’t need a crown

escphilippines
4 years ago

unederwhelming song like last year. and because its essencially 100% jury vote might win it this year. #untilanythinggoodcomealong #nowrootingforrussiatowin

Ivan U7n
Ivan U7n
4 years ago

Hey, guys! Can you understand what Alexa sings in the chorus? ‘Cause, at first, I though it was something like “‘Cause when queens to word don’t feed a crab”. 🙂
But any my interpretation just makes no sense with the rest of the lyrics. That’s why I ask for a some outside point of view on the chorus.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
4 years ago

Great song with a listenable tune but not sure if its strong enough to win or place high. I guess Aussies probably got something else in-store for the staging on the song performance?

Eli
Eli
4 years ago

*how not racist we are

Eli
Eli
4 years ago

urgh SBS is purposefully, massively under representing White Australians. Seriously 5 artists to Eurovision and non of them reflect 85% of Australia?? but no no SBS wants to prove how not racist we our by pretending no white people live here.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

I love the verses but the chorus is really weak. Her voice and the lyrics of the song are great though. 🙂

Paule
Paule
4 years ago

Terribly generic song, but expected that from Australia tbh.

an esc fan
an esc fan
4 years ago

@Jonas :
” An esc fan, I think you’re confusing the Junior edition of the contest with the real thing. 30 entries? Semi-finals? That will never happen here. ”

I knew that I was off topic with that, but because is Australia, wanted to speak about both ESC and JESC.

ian
ian
4 years ago

Sorry…she could spend a whole day in an aquarium filled with fish and not catch a thing with this song. Why? She’s being sent in without a hook!

Khm
Khm
4 years ago

This is bad and bland. You can buy a place on (J)ESC and topclass producers, but you can’t buy a good song.

Eva M.
Eva M.
4 years ago

Nitzan-I agree that she is, and so are most of the other kids. They all have won a difficult selection process in their own country and powerful singing on stage always requires that extra dimention. Look objectively at the groups from Russia or Netherlands, or Lidia or Mariam or Dunja, for example. The boys also rock. You remind me a bit of a parent, who thinks his/her child is the most charming.

Daniel
Daniel
4 years ago

*fifth, sorry 😛

Daniel
Daniel
4 years ago

@Riva, if you want to earn that “normal Europe” qualification, send a song that can beat Australia’s. But don’t expect Europe to pity you if your pathetic entry can’t even score a fofth of Australia’s semi-final score and you come to demand a place just because your bad song is more “European”.
Baby.

Jonas
Jonas
4 years ago

An esc fan, I think you’re confusing the Junior edition of the contest with the real thing. 30 entries? Semi-finals? That will never happen here.

Nitzan
Nitzan
4 years ago

Eva, by charming I mean charismatic, not beautiful (though she is).

an esc fan
an esc fan
4 years ago

I want Australia in, but EBU must understand that if you make room for new countries (and that is good), you also should make more room in the final. 30 countries in the final would be decent, not too much to make viewers sleep in front of TV (host + big 5 + 12 qualified from each semifinal). It is good that Australia sends artists from ethnic groups, but I don’t see them being brave about the song. They send songs for american radio, and this is great for them, but … some ESC fans will never like that, and… Read more »

Bradley
Bradley
4 years ago

I’m not sure if Australia gets JESC

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
4 years ago

Eva M: “I wonder if anyone knows if Alexa can perform under stress… this would be key on how well she will score.”

Alexa won The Voice Kids. As we’ve seen with ESC, artists who come from live TV talent show backgrounds have the sort of experience that prepares them well for Eurovision. She also has lots of live performance doing things like Christmas shows. She should be more than able to handle JESC.

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
4 years ago

Riva: “Can non-bitch Australia make same, or even send aborigens?”

Australia already has sent an Aboriginal artist. Jessica Mauboy is part Aboriginal – her mother is from the Kuku Yalanji people.

For what it’s worth, Australia has never sent an Anglo artist. All their acts – both ESC and JESC – have been from the different ethnic minority groups that make up modern Australia.

Eva M.
Eva M.
4 years ago

@Nitzan-I am not sure what you mean by a charming singer… most, if not all, of the kids are very good looking, and to be frank, in a more European way. In addition, JESC is really not about looks, but about vocal performance, stage presence and talent. This is why it works:-) Destiny’s song last year was the perfect example.

Eva M.
Eva M.
4 years ago

I wonder if anyone knows if Alexa can perform under stress… this would be key on how well she will score. Safe or not, the song allows her to show vocals and that is half of the score. As I said, I do not know how European kids jury will feel about something so typically mainstream and American sounding. Eurovision is a celebration of the musical traditions in Europe and especially with the Junior this is even more important, since the kids sing in their own language.

Riva
Riva
4 years ago

@Daniel
*cost us

P.S. Not going to participate in this anymore. Hope they’ll made them in Asiavision cocoon.

Riva
Riva
4 years ago

Put your money, dude. Put. Most of countries did sorta trash in Esc once or so. Though they also can offer traditional songs which mostly turns as real gems. Can non-bitch Australia make same, or even send aborigens? No, they can only opress em, as we saw in news this summer. Just remember, aussie flick – every year you us cost one normal Europe country qualification.

Nitzan
Nitzan
4 years ago

This will score high. Charming singer and a better song than the shouty one last year. Let’s hope the presentation is good, with backing singers and all. Do they have pyros at Jesc?

Daniel
Daniel
4 years ago

This is by far the best song revealed this year for JESC at this point! <3 And to all those who say that Australia always plays "generic and safe": what do you want? Dancing clowns and pathetic vocals singing nonsense in a tribal language? Joke entries like Lithuania 2006 or Ireland 2008 in the senior contest? Boring entries like the record-breaking three last German entries? Thanks, but NO! If Australia has chosen to send great vocalists with good pop songs that are far from the eccentric "taste" of the average ESC drama bitch, go ahead – better for me, because… Read more »

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
4 years ago

This is my favorite now 😀 The verses are BEATYFUL!

Paul D
Paul D
4 years ago

Australia still doesn’t get JESC and probably never will. Yet again another generic and way too americanized song that will get at least a decent result because only the juries vote.

Lianne
Lianne
4 years ago

“My Girls” was more powerful, this song, however, is how someone mentioned in the comments – safe and generic. Expected more:/ Not bad tho

D
D
4 years ago

Sounds the same as “My Girls”. Always safe and generic from Australia. Safe and generic may get you top tens and top fives, but you’ll never win.

Marc
Marc
4 years ago

Nothing surprising coming from Australia. Generic and safe. She’s better than the song.

beccaboo1212
4 years ago

Cool! 😀

an esc fan
an esc fan
4 years ago

Wish her luck, she is talented, but Australia becomes so predictable both in ESC and JESC, everything very safe. It’s good for kids, but in ESC … they will never send a funny sax guy like Moldova 2010.

Eva M.
Eva M.
4 years ago

This will do very well with the judges. The song allows her to showcase her voice, which helps. It may be a bit too ” by the book and sophisticated ” for European kids to really fall for it, but since Malta won last year, I think this will score high. Good job, Australia.

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

This song is really good. Her voice is powerful and has a good universal message. It’s another quality entry from Australia. Many people seem to be underwhelmed by the song maybe due to it being slow, but we have to remember she’s only 12, and she’s had extra pressure due to her past experience and her being signed to a major record label. We can’t forget that this is still a fantastic entry. I think this will really come to life on stage and I’m proud of Alexa and her team 🙂 Good Luck Alexa!

Freyah
Freyah
4 years ago

It’s a bit underwhelming – it’s good but not a winner. Will likely top 10 I think, but personally I preferred ‘My Girls’

Jamaraqueer
Jamaraqueer
4 years ago

Need to hear this live for full impact I think …but you can tell there’s great potential! Sounds expensive which is always good

Ariso Light
Ariso Light
4 years ago

It’s great! Go Australia, my home! 😀