Meet Isaiah, Australia's third Eurovision representative
Posted 20 March, 2017, 13:27
Isaiah will represent Australia in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Don't Come Easy. The song was written and composed by DNA (David Musumeci & Anthony Egizii) and Michael Angelo. At just 17 years old, Isaiah is one of the youngest participants in the Eurovision Song Contest this year.
With a population of only 5,000 people, Moama, just outside of Melbourne Australia, is hardly the kind of place you'd expect to find a superstar. Well, no one told Isaiah that. In just two years, the talented teen has transformed from a small town singer with big dreams, to one of Australia’s most promising artists. Along the way he’s won The X Factor Australia and released a debut single, It’s Gotta Be You, that charted all over the world and notched up millions of international streams. He was chosen by Australian broadcaster SBS to represent the country in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.
When asked what the most interesting aspects of Isaiah's entry are, he explains that his song was written by the same team behind Dami Im's successful entry in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. "The songwriters of Don’t Come Easy won the Marcel Bezençon Composer Award for best and most original composition at Eurovision 2016."
Isaiah comes from a large family of 11 brothers and sisters and describes himself as sporty: "I and am a good runner and I also love thrill seeking activities, I can’t wait to go skydiving!"
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for Isaiah? "It's the biggest stage in the world! It’s an extra special honour as an indigenous teenager to represent my country of Australia and inspire young kids around Australia (and the world) that no matter how young you are or where your from you can dare to dream. It's also super important because it's so uniting and it's amazing that we are all together, joyfully celebrating music from around the world."