Cham­pion!

Aus­tralia su­per­star is rep­re­sent­ing This 12-year-old singing Meet Jael Wena. Song Con­test! Ju­nior Euro­vi­sion this month at the

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Hi Jael! Con­grats on be­ing cho­sen to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia! How did you feel when you first heard the news?

I was so ex­cited and to­tally shocked – I knew that this meant that so many in­cred­i­ble op­por­tu­ni­ties were go­ing to hap­pen.

What can you tell us about the song you’re go­ing to per­form at Ju­nior Euro­vi­sion?

My song is called ‘Cham­pion’ and it’s got a great mes­sage. Hope­fully it will in­spire kids to be­lieve in them­selves. My per­for­mance is a sur­prise but it will re­ally tell the story of the song.

The con­test will take place at Minsk Arena in Be­larus. Are you look­ing for­ward to trav­el­ling over­seas?

I’ve never been out of Aus­tralia, so I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to go­ing to Europe. It’s a busy sched­ule but I know that lots of the con­tes­tants go sight­see­ing to­gether.

How have you been pre­par­ing for the com­pe­ti­tion?

There is a lot of prepa­ra­tion – we’ve done lots of photo shoots and the mu­sic video, and I am now do­ing lots of vo­cal and move­ment re­hearsals. I’ve also been watch­ing lots of YouTube videos of past per­for­mances, and I met with last year’s Ju­nior Euro­vi­sion con­tes­tant Is­abella Clarke who gave me some great ad­vice!

We hear that you love bak­ing in your spare time! What sort of things do you like to bake?

I love to bake chewy cook­ies be­cause they are so de­li­cious and my whole fam­ily love them!

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