• Emma Garrie

Jael Wena eliminated from 'The Voice Australia' semi-final


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Australia's 2018 Junior Eurovision representative Jael Wena has been eliminated in the Semi-Final of 'The Voice Australia' this evening.


Singing Dua Lipa's 2020 hit 'Don't Start Now', it was an energetic performance from Jael, who admitted in rehearsals that it wasn't the kind of song she usually sang. But coach Jess Mauboy reminded her she had an incredible tone and could sing any genre!



After her performance, coach Keith Urban told Jael she had risen to the occasion. Jess told Jael she had adored all of their moments together and was honoured to be her coach.


But it was always going to be tough assignment to make it through to the Grand Final. Jael was up against teammate Faith Sosene who bypassed the Callback round when she received a Battle Pass from coach Jess after her blind audition.


Singing Beyonce's 'Listen' from the 'Dreamgirls' soundtrack, Faith not only received a standing ovation from the studio audience mid-performance, she also had all four coaches on their feet and brought Jess Mauboy to tears!



Upon making her decision on who to send through to the Grand Final, Jess told both girls they had incredible purpose and were meant to be doing this.


"You are both unique individuals...and incredible women. This is just the beginning for the both of you...I love you both!"

But it was Faith that moved through to the Grand Final which meant Jael's time on the show had come to an end. On her elimination Jael thanked Jess:


"This journey has been so amazing and I'm so happy and so thankful for you."

Upon leaving the stage, Jess spoke one on one to Jael, telling her:

"This is only the beginning...you're just going to soar!"

The remaining four artists will compete in next week's Grand Final airing on Sunday 29th May on Channel Seven.


We know this is not the last we will hear from Jael, 16, who surely has a bright future ahead of her!


At just 12 years old, Jael finished third for Australia at Junior Eurovision 2018 with her song 'Champion', the equal highest finish for Australia after Isabella Clarke's 3rd place in 2017.


You can continue to follow Jael's career @jaelwenaofficial