A few weeks ago, SBS announced that Alexa Curtis will represent Australia in Valletta, at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016, with her song ”We are”. She took the time to talk to ESCBubble about her song and her participation in Junior Eurovision, this year:
How did your friends and family react when they found out that you would represent Australia in Valletta?
My friends and family reacted so well. When they found out they were very enthusiastic and excited at the same time.
What does it mean to you to get the chance to represent your country at JESC?
It means the world to me. I get to represent Australia. That’s just crazy! It makes me so ready and determined to make Australia proud. I get the opportunity to meet other kids from other countries who love singing as much as I do. It’s going to be a lot of fun.
What are you most looking forward to in Valletta? Is it the first time you will be going to Malta?
The first time to Malta or Europe ever! I’m so honoured that I get to travel to such a beautiful country. I’m looking forward to seeing the beautiful scenery, meeting the people and trying some of the local food.
Are you a Eurovision and Junior Eurovision fan?
I’m familiar with Eurovision because I watched Conchita Wurst perform and I thought the performance was truly great. I also watched Dami Im perform this year and I thought her song and performance was spectacular. I watched Junior Eurovision last year and really enjoyed listening to all the performances. I loved Destiny’s song in particular.
How would you describe your song ”We Are” in a few words?
Strong, inspiring, empowering and all inclusive. It’s about knowing you are not alone, and that there is always someone who will always look out for you.
Besides singing, do you have any other hobbies/passions?
I love to do sport. I have just finished my first year playing netball this winter and now into my eighth year this summer doing Surf Life Saving nippers on the beach. Besides sport I play the piano and am teaching myself to create my own songs.
Do you have other plans for 2017?
I plan to continue working hard at school and enjoy sports. I want to start doing a couple of dance classes a week again which I put on hold during the past 2 years since my singing career has started. I want to have fun and enjoy my childhood, but singing and performing is what I love.
You won The Voice Kids Australia in 2014. Do you think the experience you gained there will help you in this year’s contest?
TVK taught me a lot. I learnt so much in terms of preparation, diction, delivery, how to use the stage and how to handle the pressure. I was only ten when I was on the show and I hadn’t had any formal vocal lessons before so I made sure to listen and learn as much as I could from my coach, Delta. It was important to me to be positive, relax, laugh and just enjoy the whole experience. I have made some wonderful friends.
What would you like to say to your fans that are going to support you at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016?
Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. I read all your comments and I am so happy you can share this journey with me. You guys are awesome!
Fun facts about Alexa:
What is your favourite…?
- movie: Burlesque
- singer: Beyonce
- book: Wonder
- sport: Netball
- TV Show: Glee
- Favourite song: I don’t have one … I have lots!
- school: Drama
We would like to thank Alexa for the interview and wish her the best of luck in Valletta, at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016, at the end of the month of November!