They are two young singers who have each represented their country at Eurovision. Now Australian Eurovision 2017 star Isaiah Firebrace and Junior Eurovision 2015 star Bella Paige have joined forces. At a recent concert the pair came together for a powerful cover of Beyoncé’s “Halo”.
The Australian Eurovision stars shared the stage at Isaiah’s Homecoming Show concert. The show — held in the inland city of Bendigo, near Isaiah’s hometown of Moama — celebrated Isaiah’s Eurovision journey and gave thanks to his hometown.
For the encore performance, Isaiah invite Bella Paige back on stage to duet on Beyoncé’s 2009 international hit single.
Isaiah and Bella Paige showed that while they are young (17 and 15 years old, respectively), they are both talented singers with vocal chops to be reckoned with.
Both artists have a background on television talent shows. Isaiah won the eighth season of The X Factor Australia, while Bella Paige was a runner-up on The Voice Kids Australia.
In 2015 Bella was internally selected as Australia’s first Junior Eurovision act. She performed the Delta Goodrem co-written song “My Girls”, which placed eighth in Bulgaria.
Isaiah also had his chance at Eurovision. He was Australia’s third Eurovision act, and performed “Don’t Come Easy” in Kyiv earlier this year. The song placed ninth in the grand final, and was particularly a favourite with the expert juries.
But as the “Halo” performance shows, both Bella Paige and Isaiah sound as good together as they do individually. With Bella turning 16 later this year, could a Bella x Isaiah Eurovision duet be a possibility for 2018?
Australia at Eurovision 2018
While many countries have been confirming participation in Eurovision 2018, we still haven’t heard any news about Australia’s involvement.
Broadcaster SBS is only an associate member of the European Broadcasting Union, so it still needs to be invited to participate in 2018.
Earlier this year, Australia’s Head of Delegation Paul Clarke spoke of his wish to hold a national final to select the act for Eurovision 2018.
But while Australia’s involvement in Lisbon is uncertain, we will definitely see them in Tbilisi in November for Junior Eurovision 2017. The show has moved to children’s channel ABC ME, and SBS is expected to announce its internally selected act for JESC 2017 in coming weeks.
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