AUSTRALIA – SBS has today announced the song that Australia’s Junior Eurovision 2016 contestant, 12 year old Alexa Curtis will sing when she takes to the stage in Valletta, Malta in November. ‘We Are’ is an uplifting, upbeat pop track with a soaring chorus. The song carries an inspiring message about the important things in life, such as friendship and believing in yourself.
The song was co-written by Ali Tamposi, best known for co-writing Kelly Clarkson’s Grammy-nominated song, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”, award-winning writer Tania Doko, who has worked with artists including 2015 Eurovision Song Contest winner Måns Zelmerlöw, Tina Arena and Samantha Jade, and Boi 1da, a Canadian hip-hop producer who has worked with artists including Eminem, Jay Z, and Kendrick Lamar.
Alexa Curtis said of her entry: “I really love this song. It’s uplifting and sends a positive message to inspire people to believe that we are who we are, no matter what, and to believe in ourselves. It’s about saying that we don’t need money or nice things. It’s about friendship and feeling empowered. I feel relaxed and happy when I sing it, and hope that it makes other people happy too.”
It will be the second consecutive year that Australia has competed in the competition. Alexa was selected by SBS and production partner Blink TV as the perfect young artist to showcase Australia’s musical talents to the world. Australia is one of 17 countries competing in the Contest for first, second and third place trophies. The winner is also given the opportunity to appear as a guest in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
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SBS will broadcast the Junior Eurovision Song Contest at 3.30pm Saturday 26 November on SBS. Eurovision fans can also tune in to SBS’s LIVE coverage of the contest from Valletta, Malta at 2:00am Monday 21 November on SBS. More details about Australia’s voting jury will be announced soon. Alexa Curtis is represented by Universal Music Australia, and ‘We Are’ will be released worldwide on 14 October.