Jael Wena
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Australia sends Jael Wena to Junior Eurovision 2018

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When executives heard Jael's voice for the first time "it literally stopped the office", said Australia's Head of Delegation for Eurovision and director of Blink TV Paul Clarke. He added: "We can't wait to find the perfect song for her and create a brilliant staging to accompany her huge talent."

Jael is equally excited about her opportunity to represent her home country in Minsk on 25 November: "When I found out I was selected to represent Australia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest I couldn't believe it. I knew that I had been put forward, but I was hoping and praying every night when I went to bad that it would be me. When we got the news I just fell down on the floor laughing and crying. I am just so happy and excited to be representing my country and I am going to try my hardest to make my country proud."

12-year-old Jael, who was born and raised in Melbourne, began singing and wrote her first song at the age of four. Bby the time she was nine she was already recording in her dad's studio. Interested in a wide range of music genres, including pop, hip hop, contemporary and gospel music, Jael won the top award at the Fast Track Talent Showcase for three consecutive years and aims to inspire others through her positive uplifting music and attitude.

Last year Australia was represented by Isabella Clarke with the song Speak Up. Relive her performance:

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