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Alexa Curtis to represent Australia in Valletta

Posted 29 September 2016 at 2:00

Alexa was selected by broadcaster SBS and production partner Blink TV as the perfect young artist for Junior Eurovision to showcase Australia’s musical talents to the world.

Alexa said: "I was so excited when I found out that I would be representing Australia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta. I think I am still a little bit in shock to be honest. I would like to thank SBS for this once in a lifetime opportunity. I know it’s going to be a crazy experience but I just can’t wait to get over there and do what I love doing most: singing for people. I can’t wait to perform my song. I really love it and hope Australia and the rest of the world will too".

The young singer lives in Brisbane with her family, who moved to Australia from Auckland in New Zealand two years before she was born. Alexa began contemporary and jazz training when only 5 years old. In 2012 she appeared in an amateur production of ‘Oliver’ alongside her brother, Aidan, another budding singer/actor, giving her a real taste of performing on stage. In 2014 she won The Voice Kids Australia, an experience which encouraged Alexa to realise her dream and pursue her passion of performing and singing professionally.

SBS Director of Television and Online Content Marshall Heald said: "SBS is thrilled to be part of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for a second consecutive year, giving Australia the opportunity to strengthen our long-standing love affair with all things Eurovision. Alexa is an incredibly talented young performer who embodies SBS’s celebration of creativity and diversity, and we can’t wait to see her take the stage in Malta where she will undoubtedly do Australia proud".

Director of Blink TV, Paul Clarke said: "I’m sure Alexa will be a terrific ambassador for Australia – she has a vocal maturity well beyond her years, but she’s also a classic Aussie kid! We can’t wait to see her on the Eurovision Junior stage, and we’re delighted to be associated with Eurovision once again". 

More details about Alexa’s song entry and Australia’s voting jury will be announced in the coming weeks.

SBS has been broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest for over 30 years, and Junior Eurovision since it began in 2003.

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