Fresh from her ground breaking performance at Eurovision, Commonwealth Games Minister Jann Stuckey today announced, that Jessica Mauboy will take to the world stage at the official Flag Handover Ceremony (FHC) during the close of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Ms Stuckey said the Glasgow 2014 Closing Ceremony, broadcast to over one billion people, was a fantastic opportunity to give a taste of what our great state would offer when the Gold Coast hosts the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
“Jessica is a passionate, energetic and wonderfully talented Australian who is as excited about the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ as I am,” Ms Stuckey said.
Jessica’s association with the Gold Coast 2018 bid, began with her performance at the Gold Coast celebration evening during the Commonwealth Games General Assembly in St Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean and continued with her unveiling of the GC2018 emblem at the five years to go celebration in 2013.
Jessica said “I feel incredibly honoured and proud to be representing Australia at the Flag Handover Ceremony in Glasgow. It’s exciting to have the Commonwealth Games back in Australia and I can’t wait to be joining in all the festivities on the Gold Coast in 2018.”
Jess performed three songs to a massive crowd on Sunrise this morning, check out the pic below!
Make sure you watch her performance of Pop A Bottle, Never Be The Same and Sea Of Flags.
To a crowd of over 110 million, Jessica took to the Eurovision stage in Copenhagen, Denmark and performed ‘Sea Of Flags’!
Watch a sneak peek below:
Sea Of Flags is available on iTunes and Google Play.
Make sure you catch her full performance this Saturday, May 10 at 8.30pm on SBS ONE.
Jessica Mauboy has headed over to Denmark to get ready for her big Eurovision performance!
Check out her interview from rehearsals below:
Make sure you’re watching SBS from 7:30am tomorrow to see Jess’ performance, otherwise you can catch her TV special From Darwin To Denmark, and her performance on Eurovision again from 7:30pm Saturday.
Jessica Mauboy has been chosen by SBS to perform at the invitation of the European Broadcast Union at Eurovision!
Jessica teamed up with Potbelleez hit maker Ilan Kidron to write a brand new song, that she will perform in a guest spot during the second semi-final.
“The song speaks of ancient dreaming but I also wanted to convey a message that whatever country you represent, you have to bring that culture to the next generation,” she said.
“Every time I listen to it I get another layer of goosebumps, so introducing it to the world is going to be so powerful.”
Find out all the details of the broadcast and SBS’ Jess Up activity here.