Country
🇦🇺 Australia
Song
Speak Up
Written by
Toby Chew Lee, Cameron Hollywood Nacson, Chloe Papandrea, Jess Porfiri
Composed by
Toby Chew Lee, Cameron Hollywood Nacson, Chloe Papandrea, Jess Porfiri
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Broadcaster
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At one stage, not too long ago, the only people who knew Isabella Clarke could sing were her parents. At nine, Isabella would sing with Beyonce in the shower, leading her mum and dad to wonder if she really was as good as her bathroom singing suggested. Isabella had always copied Beyonce and Michael Jackson’s dance moves (wearing stilettoes) in the living room, but singing was something new. It was around this time that Isabella’s mum suggested she audition with singing coach David Jaanz. From the moment Isabella sang for David, her life focus moved to singing.

Isabella’s first four years as a vocalist have been enormous, exploding onto the scene and accomplishing some incredible achievements including a principal vocalist role for The Victorian State Schools Spectacular and numerous singing competition accolades. 

Isabella loves Australian comedy including Kath and Kim. She is a huge foodie and favourites include eggs benedict and avocado bruschetta. She takes her school work seriously and loves her time at school with her friends. Isabella is focused and determined and a fierce defender of what’s right and wrong.

Isabella knows how to laugh at herself and values staying humble and grounded. Her family means the world to her and she is proud to be a loyal and supportive friend amongst other like-minded singers and school colleagues.  Junior Eurovision is so important to Isabella and she is honoured to represent Australia; “I couldn't be prouder and I can't wait to get to Tbilisi and just have the most amazing time!”

About the song writers and composers    

Toby Chew Lee is an artist, producer, songwriter. He is also one half of the indie electronic duo MOZA, is an established creative with a unique electronic crossover sound that has helped shape his career. Toby’s sound has seen him collaborate and work with artists such as Tina Arena, Dannii Minogue, The Voice, L- Fresh the Lion and a host of indie labels. His last releases have clocked over 12.5 million online streams and have both aired on both Triple J and Commercial radio.

Cam Nacson is a Sydney-born songwriter, singer, musician and producer. Writing from an early age, Cam has developed his own signature vocal and songwriting style and after touring the USA at 19, released two solo EPs which saw single success on Spotify before becoming one half of MOZA with Toby Chew Lee. Since joining forces, the pair have released three successful singles as well as written for The Voice, Tina Arena, Dannii Minogue, Kilter, L-Fresh and many others. With a long list of influences from The Beatles to Flume, Nacson's writing is ever evolving.

Kota Banks (Jess Porfiri) is a 22 year-old songwriter based in Sydney, Australia. Her knack for songwriting landed her a trip to Los Angeles at age 16, selected along with twelve other young writers from around the nation by the Australian Institute of Performing Arts. The group recorded original material at Capitol Records, coached by the musical director from Glee, Tim Davis. After graduating high school, Jess attended the Musician's Institute in Los Angeles for three months, as well as various songwriting camps in Nashville. She was accepted into the Music Industry Blueprint, a group founded by Taylor Swift's ex-manager Rick Barker. At 21, she signed a publishing deal with Mushroom Music. Jess' second single Empty Streets is a collaboration with MOZA and has had 12.5 million streams on Spotify to date. She writes in the genres of pop, R&B, urban, electronic and country, and is set to release her next single in October.

CXLOE (Chloe Papandrea) brings a diverse range of qualities to her sound, wandering between an ethereal mix of pop, electronic and elements of RnB. Coming from a background of music & arts, she is no stranger to the spotlight. Having developed her musical career from a young age amongst some of Australia’s most coveted songwriters and performers, and now working with a host of talent including Pip Norman, LANKS, Joshua ‘Igloo’ Monroy, and Max Styler. CXLOE has also seen breakthrough success with her latest release Tough Love, garnering attention and air play from Triple J and Today FM back to back.  

Lyrics of Speak Up

  • English
Speak up, I will, Speak up, I will, Speak up, I will. (I need you to know) Speak up, I will, Speak up, I will, (Speak up, I will) (I’m coming back for more) Verse I’ve always known I'm a girl that can never stay quiet I can be soft as a song, can be strong as a lion When I Hear em tell us to take it, we just stand united Cause I can speak up Yeh I can speak up. Pre Don’t blame it on my youth I’m gonna speak the truth Tell you, tell you What’s inside me What defines me Could lay in bed all day Still stuck in yesterday No way, no way Come stand beside me Chorus Speak up I'm gonna say it Now speed up I'm coming back for more. (I’m coming back for more) Keep up keep up keep up keep up now. Speak up I'm gonna say it Don't need much I just need you to know. (I need you to know) Keep up keep up keep up keep up now. Verse Stay True to me cause I know what it's like when I hide it Oh wait Imma make my mistakes but just let me decide them. Oh yeh, Give me your worst and I know I'll survive it Cause I’mma speak up Yeh I’mma speak up. Pre Don’t blame it on my youth I’m gonna speak the truth Tell you, tell you What’s inside me What defines me Could lay in bed all day Still stuck in yesterday No way, no way Come stand beside me Chorus Speak up I'm gonna say it Now speed up I'm coming back for more. (I’m coming back for more) Keep up keep up keep up keep up now Speak up I'm gonna say it Don't need much I just need you to know. (I need you to know) Keep up keep up keep up keep up now. Bridge Speak up, I will, Speak up, I will, Speak up, I will. oooohhhhhh Speak up I'm gonna say it Now speed up I'm coming back for more. (I’m coming back for more) Keep up keep up keep up keep up now Speak up I'm gonna say it Don't need much I just need you to know. (I need you to know) Keep up keep up keep up keep up now. Speak up I'm gonna say it Now speed up I'm coming back for more.