Entertainment Celebrity Jessica Mauboy: Australia’s 2018 Eurovision contestant

Jessica Mauboy: Australia’s 2018 Eurovision contestant

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Jessica Mauboy will performing her song '#We Got Love' at Eurovision in 2018. Photo: Premier Artists
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In December 2017, it was announced that Jessica Mauboy will represent Australia at Eurovision in 2018.

She will perform ‘#We Got Love’, a song written by David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii.

Who is Jessica Mauboy?

Jessica Mauboy is an Indigenous singer who born in Darwin, Australia.  The singer rose to fame in 2006 when she was the runner-up on the fourth season of Australian Idol.

She signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia and released her debut live album The Journey in 2007.

In the same year, Ms Mauboy joined a girl group called Young Divas however eventually left the group to pursue her solo career.

In Australia, Ms Mauboy has sold over 2.5 million units and achieved 14 Top 30 hit singles from three studio albums. She also has four ARIA accredited Platinum selling albums.

She has performed with international superstars including Beyoncé, Flo Rida and Chris Brown and performed on shows of both Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres.

Jessica Mauboy performing at Eurovision 2014
Mrs Mauboy was chosen by SBS to perform at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. She performed the single “Sea of Flags” during the second semi-final in Denmark. Photo: ABC

What are some of Jessica Mauboy’s songs?

  • Burn, 2008
  • What Happened to Us, 2010
  • Saturday Night, 2010
  • Never Be the Same, 2013
  • Pop a Bottle, 2013
  • This Ain’t Love, 2015
  • Fallin’, 2017

How old is Jessica Mauboy?

Ms Mauboy was born on August 4, 1989 making her 28-years-old.

She was bought up in outback Australia and her family originates from  from the Indigenous tribe KuKu Yalanji.

What movies does Jessica Mauboy star in?

Ms Mauboy began her acting career in 2010 and starred in the Australian film musical Bran Nue Dae.

She than had a lead role in the multi-award winning feature The Sapphires which received the AACTA Award and AFCA Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In 2017, Mrs Mauboy starred as Billie Carter on Seven Network’s drama The Secret Daughter.

Is Jessica Mauboy engaged?

There are no official statements that Ms Mauboy is engaged. However  in 2017 she stated that she is “making wedding plans”.

Ms Mauboy has been with her boyfriend, Themeli Magripilis for eight years.

Eurovision competitor, Ms Mauboy said “I do see myself marrying him one day", referring to her long term boyfriend Themeli Magripilis.
Eurovision competitor, Ms Mauboy said “I do see myself marrying him one day”, referring to her long term boyfriend Themeli Magripilis. Photo: Nova