Bella PaigeBella, who turns 14 in late October, lives in South West Melbourne, and has Macedonian parents who migrated with their families as very young children.
Bella has a real love for all things musical and started her training at 6 years old. She has already had impressive experience in a live singing contest and performing in front of a large audience. Bella was the very first child to audition on ‘The Voice Kids Australia’ and went the whole distance to the Grand Final, finishing as the runner-up in 2014. She signed with Universal Music Australia in April 2014 and her Junior Eurovision Song Contest entry, ‘My Girls’ is her debut single.
Dance is also in her repertoire, from ballet and jazz to hip-hop. And when needed Bella can draw on her Taekwondo training too, winning gold medals in this martial arts sport at a national level.
Bella is looking forward to meeting the other Junior Eurovision participants, and performing on a global stage. She is also excited to sing a song co-written by Australian superstar, Delta Goodrem, who she met during her experience on “The Voice Kids Australia”.
Her family are her biggest inspirations having an older sister who is also a singer, a brother who plays football in the Youth League for Melbourne City Football Club, and an amazing stylist and number 1 supporter in her mum.
Bella and her family have been watching Eurovision for many years on SBS, and is looking forward to feeling closer to her Macedonian heritage when she performs in Bulgaria.
Bella’s ambition is to be an international musical recording and live performance artist, and says her biggest musical role models are Beyoncé, Rihanna, Jessie J, Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson.
Bella says "My message to my fans speaks through the lyrics to ‘My Girls’. ‘My Girls’ is a beautiful song with a powerful message to all girls. No matter what ups and downs they go through, it is important to stay strong, support each other, believe in yourself, dream big and know you can achieve your goals and dreams. When I sing this song, I think about the special girls in my life - my mum and sister, who love and support me unconditionally. I hope this song encourages everyone to love, support and believe in themselves and realise how beautiful and special they are inside and out."