Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017: all the acts

The 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday and Australia’s Isabella Clarke is one of 16 acts competing.

Her song “Speak Up” is -in my view- a better entry than Isaiah Firebrace’s “Don’t Come Easy.” Armenia is even singing about Boomerangs -cheeky monkeys.

Voting opens online for acts from Friday at Junior Eurovision.

In a break from tradition, you can even vote for your own country. That may disadvantage countries where populations are small (or where the event barely registers a blip). Public voting comprises 50% of the final tally.

ABC ME will broadcast the event on Monday November 27 at 7:30pm.

Running order:

  1. Cyprus
  2. Poland
  3. The Netherlands
  4. Armenia
  5. Belarus
  6. Portugal
  7. Ireland
  8. F.Y.R. Macedonia
  9. Georgia
  10. Albania
  11. Ukraine
  12. Malta
  13. Russia
  14. Serbia
  15. Australia
  16. Italy

According to a Wiwibloggs poll Belarus is the favourite, followed by Georgia & Armenia, with Australia way behind.

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.

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