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Champion - Jael

The ABC is thrilled to announce that Jael will sing Champion at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). Champion is an uplifting pop-power anthem that delivers an empowering message – that there’s a bold and brave champion inside of us all! Held on Sunday 25th November at the Minsk Arena, Belarus, ABC ME will broadcast all the incredible performances of the 16th JESC competition during a very special family television event on Monday 26th November at 6pm.

Hailing from Melbourne Victoria, 12-year-old Jael is the singing superstar chosen to represent Australia at JESC 2018. She began singing and wrote her first song at the age of four, and by the time she was nine she was already recording in her dad’s studio. Interested in a wide range of music genres, including pop, hip-hop, contemporary and gospel music – Jael won the top award at the Fast Track Talent Showcase for three years running, and aims to inspire others through her positive uplifting music and attitude.

“I am so happy to be representing Australia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This is a dream come true for me and something I could never have imagined. I am so excited and can’t wait to represent Australia and make my family and the country proud!” said Jael.

Redefining what it means to be a champion, this inspirational song celebrates those who stand up for what they believe in, overcoming adversity, are a great friend, are true to themselves, and have the courage to speak their truth. One of the song’s lyrics ‘shining your light’ is also a nod to this year’s theme – Light Up! The song was composed and written by Michael Paynter, Michael Delorenzis and Grace Laing from MSquared Productions. Jael is represented by ABC Music, and Champion is released worldwide today on all major digital music services.

ABC ME invited a group of young champions to join Jael in her music video. The music video for Champion was filmed at ABC Southbank and includes Jael and the children celebrating the various ways to be a champion.

“This beautifully uplifting anthem conveys an important message to children - you don’t need to win first on a sporting field to be a champion. We can all be champions if we strive to do better and be better in everything we do. This song also enables Jael’s powerhouse voice to shine and we think it will be an instant hit with the ABC ME audience, JESC judges and fans,” said Libbie Doherty, Acting Head of ABC Children’s Television.

Director of Blink TV and Australia’s Head of Delegation for Eurovision, Paul Clarke said: “From first listen, we knew this was the perfect song for Jael, it really shows off her emotive soul voice. Jael will make everyone who hears the song in Europe and Australia feel like a champion! Well done to Australian songwriting team MSquared, this song is a ripper and it maintains our strong standard at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.”

Natalie Waller, Head of ABC Music and Events, said: “We are thrilled to be working with the extraordinarily talented Jael, and are excited to share her journey through the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. We look forward to watching her flourish as an artist and performer.”

Once again Australians will also be able to vote online for their favourite JESC 2018performer including Australia! ABC ME is rallying all Australians to get behind JESC 2018and celebrate not only Jael, but all the young performers competing. Information on how to vote will be available shortly on the ABC ME website.

ABC ME, the ABC ME app and ABC iview will broadcast the JESC 2018 on Monday 26th November at 6.00pm.

ABC for Kids Music has brought together all of your favourite ABC for Kids entertainers on one fun filled CD. Dance and sing along to The Wiggles, Justine Clarke, Jay Laga’aia, Georgie Parker , The Fairies and much, much more. Perfect for the home and car, this CD will keep the little one’s entertained and smiling throughout all 25 outstanding tracks and is destined to be a favourite in your child’s CD collection. Track Listing The Wiggles - You Make Me Feel Like DancingJustine Clarke – Dinosaur RoarJay Laga’aia – We Are FamilyGeorgie Parker – Here Comes The SunThe Mighty Buzznicks – Katie and The SpiderDorothy The Dinosaur – Let’s Have A Party, Dorothy PartyThe Fairies – Fairy Dancing GirlDon Spencer – Bob The KelpieFifi and The Flowertots – Fifi’s Theme TuneGeorgie Parker & Jay Laga’aia – You’ve Got A Friend In MeBananas In Pyjamas – It’s Singing TimePlay School – Teddy Bear, Teddy BearGracie Lou – Twinkle, Twinkle Little StarThe Wiggles – She’ll Be Coming Round The MountainJustine Clarke – The Witches BallJay Laga’aia – The Hopping SongGeorgie Parker – Feelin’ GroovyThe Mighty Buzzniks – Cowboy DanDorothy The Dinosaur – Vegetable SoupGracie Lou – Theme SongDon Spencer – A-U-S-T-R-A-L-I-AFifi And The Flowertots – Rock With The TotsBananas In Pyjamas – Bananas Theme SongPlay School – Three Little FishiesThe Fairies – It’s A Beautiful Day Released 2009
Following on from the success of ABC for Kids Favourites Volume 1, ABC for Kids Music has released another bumper collection of enormously popular children’s music and combined them together for the second volume of all your favourites. Featuring 24 fun filled tracks by The Wiggles, Justine Clarke, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Jay Laga’aia,My Friend Mark, The Fairies and much, much more, children will love this vibrant and joyful collection of songs that will have the little ones dancing and singing time and again. Track Listing The Wiggles - It’s A Wiggly Circus Justine Clarke - Dancing Pants Georgie Parker - La Bamba The Fairies - Fairy Drama Queen Jay Laga’aia - Come Dance And Sing The WotWots - Stretchy Skin The Mighty bUZZniks - ABC Rap Dorothy The Dinosaur - I Look In The Mirror My Friend Mark - Members Of The Alphabet Yo Gabba Gabba! - March With Me Play School - I Am A Fine Musician Don Spencer - Fairy Penguin Strut Justine Clarke - Song To Make You Smile Jay Laga’aia - We Are Sailing The Wiggles - Kangaroo Jumping The Fairies - Princess Perfect Yo Gabba Gabba! - New Friends Play School - Hokey Pokey The Mighty bUZZniks - Night Time Is The Day Time My Friend Mark - Counting Time The WotWots - What Can A Kangaroo Do? Don Spencer - Please Don’t Call Me A Koala Bear Dorothy The Dinosaur - J’suis Dorothy The Dinosaur Georgie Parker - Catch A Falling Star
ABC Jazz presents The Dinner Sessions, an album that invites you into the very best kind of evening. Let the beguiling vocals of Sarah McKenzie and Michelle Nicolle help the day melt away, and the mellow instrumentals of James Morrison, Don Burrows and Jonathan Zwartz set the scene for a relaxing dinner.1 Travelling Song Jonathan Zwartz2 Lucky 13 Kristin Berardi3 When Lights Are Low The Swing Street Orchestra4 I Can't Get Started Don Burrows & James Morrison5 Azure Michelle Nicolle6 Fool on a Hill Paul Grabowsky7 Bee Stephen Magnusson8 I Won’t Dance Sarah McKenzie9 Visby Dale Barlow10 Waltzing Matilda Judy Bailey Trio11 Squeeze Me Don Burrows & James Morrison12 Musica para meu pai Jonathan Zwartz
Following on from the popularity of previous volumes, ABC Kids has brought together a mix of the best-loved and most popular Christmas tunes on one superb album. Featuring a beautiful mix of Christmas classics such as ‘Deck The Halls’ and ‘Sleigh Ride’, Aussie favourites including ‘Christmas On The Station’ and ‘Aussie Jingle Bells’ and a smattering of festive tunes from The Wiggles, Jay Laga’aia, Sesame Street, Bananas In Pyjamas and many more beloved members of the ABC Kids family.
Following on from the success of the previous two years’ volumes, ABC KIDS has brought together a mix of the best-loved and most popular Christmas tunes on one superb album. Featuring a beautiful mix of Christmas classics such as ‘Run Rudolph Run’ and ‘Zat You Santa Claus’, Aussie favourites including ‘Christmas Where The Gum Trees Grow’ and a smattering of festive tunes from The Wiggles, Bananas In Pyjamas and many more beloved characters from the ABC Kids Family.
ABC KIDS Hits is a fun new compilation album for the little ones to enjoy these holidays.Featuring songs from all your ABC KIDS favourites including Justine Clarke, The Wiggles, Play School, Giggle and Hoot and more. ABC KIDS Hits is jam-packed with 38 wonderful tunes that children will love singing and dancing along to throughout the summer.
Featuring songs from all your ABC KIDS favourites including Justine Clarke, The Wiggles, Teletubbies, Play School, Giggle and Hoot and more,  Let’s Play! is jam-packed with 40 wonderful tunes that children will love singing and dancing along to throughout the summer.
ABC KIDS is the renowned home of trusted, quality entertainment for Australian preschoolers. Parents and children alike have grown up with this much loved, iconic Australian brand. ABC KIDS Listen is the ABC’s brand new dedicated kids digital radio station and app for preschoolers and their families. It provides a safe space to access trusted, educational and entertaining audio programs that feature music and stories from their favourite ABC KIDS characters. To celebrate the launch of the station, the ABC KIDS Listen compilation album collects the crème de la crème of the music featured on the station, including songs by beloved favouritessuch as The Wiggles, Justine Clarke, Sesame Street, Giggle and Hoot, Bananas in Pyjamas and more!
'ABC Pop Party Mix' is a happening mix of current chart toppers like 'Love Generation', 'Don't Cha' and 'Push the Button', 'These Boots are Made for Walking' and also all the party favourites like 'Macarena', 'Blame it on the Boogie' and 'Dancing Queen'. This CD also features two bonus karaoke tracks, and is guaranteed to keep any party pumping.So get ready to dance, cause there‘s no way you’ll keep still listening to this collection. ABC's Pop Party Mix is a must have for any party!Track Listing Love Generation L.O.V.E Forever Young Push the Button Hey Baby Don't Cha Ghostbusters (Mickael the Turtle) These Boots are made for walking 1, 2 Step Beat of my Heart Macarena Check on it Blame it on the Boogie Since you've been Gone Dancing Queen Celebration Karaoke - Love Generation Karaoke - L.O.V.E Duration: Approx. 40 mins. Released: 2006
Favourite hymns performed by one of Australia's finest church choirs. Recorded in the rich acoustic of Trinity College Chapel in the University of Melbourne, this recording features the full splendour of organ and brass. The Choir of Trinity College is well-known for its fine singing of music in the Anglican Cathedral tradition, from the 16th century to the present day. This disc contains 21 of the best-loved hymns of all time, including 'Be thou my vision', 'The Lord's my shepherd' and 'For all the saints'. Track Listing Praise to the Lord I vow to thee, my country Be still, my soul Be thou my vision Lord of earth and all creation O sacred head sore wounded Glory be to Jesus Holy Father, God of might All my hope on God is founded I bind unto myself today All praise to thee, my God, this night All creatures of our God and King The day you gave us, Lord, is ended Abide with me The Lord's my shepherd Eternal Father, strong to save Love divine, all loves excelling Praise, my soul, the King of heaven All people that on earth do dwell Come down, O Love divine For all the saints
The Academy of Ancient Music is an orchestra and choir that performs music from the baroque and classical era, in the way it was first intended. This means taking inspiration from the composers themselves; through careful research and using first edition scores as often as possible. This historically-informed approach was ground-breaking when the orchestra was founded in 1973 by scholar and conductor Christopher Hogwood and the AAM remains at the forefront of the scene today, under the leadership of Music Director Richard Egarr. Originally established as a recording orchestra, the AAM has an incredible catalogue of more than 300 CDs which have won numerous accolades, including Brit, Gramophone, Edison and MIDEM awards. Sonate Concertate In Stil Moderno, Libro Primo is the fifth release on our own label, AAM Records. Previous recordings include the original 1727 version of JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion, which was dubbed “a triumph” by Gramophone magazine. AAMplify, the AAM’s education programme, was launched in 2010 to develop the next generation of young artists and audiences. Working with partners around the country, the AAM delivers workshops, master-classes and other innovative projects for young people.