Bella Paige on the Red Carpet: “I will make Australia proud”

After two days of rehearsals, the young participants of this year’s Junior Eurovision finally got the Opening Ceremony they deserved. This happened two nights after BNT’s original plans, because of the unfortunate events in France last weekend.

All of the 17 artists arrived in their best attire, and were ready for a night away from working and to have some fun. ESCDaily weas on the scene to cover the event.

The red carpet and opening ceremony were placed inside the majestic Palace of Culture in the heart of Bulgaria’s capital. Australia’s Bella Paige wore a beautiful black dress for the occasion. When asked on the red carpet about how she reacted to SBS’s invite to take part for Australia, she answered that she started screaming and got really happy. “It’s a mix of pressure and pride, being the first contender for Australia in this contest. But I’m so excited, and I will make Australia proud,” Bella said with huge excitement.

The opening ceremony later that night featured a live performance of the contest’s official theme song, “#discover” sung by 2014 runner-up Krisia. All of the artists mingled and took a lot of selfies together.

See ESCDaily’s chat with Bella Paige and all of the other highlights from the Opening Party here: