Australia: “Very proud” Jessica Mauboy scores lead role in a TV-show

Jessica Mauboy will star in the lead role of a brand new Australian tv-show, called The Secret Daughter. This is the first starring role in a drama series for Mauboy, the Australian singer who performed “Sea of Flags” as a semi-final interval act in 2014.

The 27-year-old pop star, whose father is Indonesian and whose mother is Indigenous Australian, plays a pub singer with a big secret. “I feel really proud to have stood up and take this role,” Mauboy tells The Daily Mail. “I am a part of a show I would have wanted to see when I grew up.”

Mauboy was in 2014 seen as “the first Australian representative at Eurovision”, despite not being part of the competition. If this new job will mean that Jessica Mauboy will – temporarily – stop her music carreer is not known.