Jessica Mauboy paved the way for Australia at Eurovision, smashing her guest performance during the interval act of the second semi final in 2014.
And over the weekend the “Sea of Flags” hitmaker reminded us why she’s so adored at home and abroad, as she traveled to Perth in Western Australia to take part in Channel Seven’s annual Telethon.
Jess joined an array of music and television stars to support the event, which runs for 26 consecutive hours, all with the aim of raising money for the welfare of children and to fund research for paediatric diseases.
Mauboy — among the biggest star attractions in this year’s telethon — rightfully used the platform to promote her new album and drama series The Secret Daughter, singing a number of songs that she performs on the show.
But ultimately her visit was all about the kids.
Speaking to AAA Weekend about her previous experience in Telethon, she said: “I remember just meeting the kids. That was really important and very special.”
“When it comes down to it, we are raising money for children who are trying to live day by day, not knowing what’s coming next. This is a time for the community to come together and support our children and do as much as we can.”
As you’d expect, Jessica absolutely slayed her performance, including her rendition of the Avicii song “Wake Me Up”, which can also be found on her album Secret Daughter (Songs from the Original TV Series).
Her ability to keep people awake partly explains why the event was such a success, raising over $26 million.
Raising money for sick children, performing as an interval act at Eurovision — put those facts together and you have us dreaming of Jess performing as the interval act at Junior Eurovision 2016 in Malta next month! What can we say, we’re greedy for this Australian gem…
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