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  • Writer's pictureEmma Garrie

Jael Wena and her family through to battle round on 'The Voice Generations'

Image Source: Channel 7

Jael Wena, Australia's 2018 Junior Eurovision representative, has progressed through to the battle round of Channel 7's 'The Voice Generations' with her family.

The Wena family from Melbourne opened the premiere episode of the show with their blind audition and wowed the judges with a performance of Sister Sledge's 1979 hit 'We Are Family'. Jael, her mother and sisters were on vocals whilst her father was on keyboard and her brother on drums.

The family received a standing ovation from the show's studio audience and a four chair turn from the coaches. Coach Keith Urban told Jael and her family he was a good friend of the song's writer Nile Rodgers and he would be super proud of their performance. Rita Ora saw the family's instinct of knowing each other and Jessica Mauboy related to coming from a big musical family. Guy Sebastian told the Wena's they had a lot of talent and it was going to be a great show if that was the standard.

Jael's sister Esther, 12, was appointed spokesperson and after consulting with her family, announced they had chosen Guy to be their coach to progress to the Battle rounds. Each coach can take a total of two teams through from the blind auditions meaning there will eight teams battling to make the Grand Finale.

In the family's introduction Jael said she had always grown up in a musical family. Mother Rebekah told viewers that husband David was very new to Australia when they met and had very broken English (he is originally from the Congo) but that they spoke the same language of music.

At just 12 years old, Jael finished third for Australia at Junior Eurovision 2018 with her song 'Champion', the equal highest finish for Australia.

'The Voice Generations' continues tomorrow night (Tuesday February 1) on Channel 7.


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