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Melbourne teen Isabella Clarke scores third place at Junior Eurovision

Aneeka Simonis, November 27, 2017 7:52PM Herald Sun

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Melbourne schoolgirl Isabella Clarke, 13, is set to take centre stage at this year's junior Eurovision awards. She will be representing Australia in Georgia late November. Brentwood Secondary College. Picture: Jason Edwards media_cameraMelbourne schoolgirl Isabella Clarke, 13, is set to take centre stage at this year's junior Eurovision awards. She will be representing Australia in Georgia late November. Brentwood Secondary College. Picture: Jason Edwards

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Australian teenager Isabella Clarke has taken out third place at the Junior Eurovision international song contest.

The 13-year-old from Melbourne secured Australia’s highest-ever place in the junior leg of the competition after performing her power pop anthem Speak Up yesterday in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The Brentwood Secondary student said performing at the event was a “dream come true”.

Wearing a glittering silver one-piece, Isabella was supported by back up singers Mia, Jessie and Tiana.

Isabella at Brentwood Secondary College. Picture: Jason Edwards media_cameraIsabella at Brentwood Secondary College. Picture: Jason Edwards

“I can’t believe we just came third in the world,” she wrote on Instagram.

“I thank God every day for my gift and the life that I have been given and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

“Thank-you so much everyone for your votes. I love you all.”

Isabella’s hit song is about empowering* young people to use their voice to raise issues that are important to them.

Isabella came in third based on 330,000 viewer votes from more than 100 countries.

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is an offshoot of the Eurovision Song Contest, an international TV music and performance competition held each year since 1956.

Isabella’s impressive performance at the Junior Eurovision competition is the latest feather in her cap.

Among her numerous singing competition accolades* was performing as the principal vocalist for The Victorian State Schools Spectacular.

Australian Eurovision contestant Dami. Picture: SBS media_cameraAustralian Eurovision contestant Dami. Picture: SBS

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  • empowering: gives someone the ability or idea to do something
  • accolades: awards

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