Just days after her performance at the Eurovision Song Contest, it has been announced that Jessica Mauboy will perform at the Flag Handover Ceremony at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
On August 3 the Darwin-based singer/actress will take the stage at Hampden Park Stadium during the close of the 2014 Commonwealth Games to mark the official handover to the Gold Coast, who won the 2018 event in 2011.
Commonwealth Games Minister Jann Stuckey says, “Jessica is a passionate, energetic and wonderfully talented Australian who is as excited about the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Game as I am.”
Although Mauboy hasn’t revealed which song she’ll perform during the 10-minute close of the games, she will share the stage with 10-year-old Gold Coast student Maddison Power.
“I feel incredibly honoured and proud to be representing Australia at the Flag Handover Ceremony in Glasgow,” says Mauboy. “It’s exciting to have the Commonwealth Games back in Australia and I can’t wait to be joining in all the festivities on the Gold Coast in 2018.”
In 2011 Mauboy represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games General Assembly in St Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean and last year she wrote an original song for the unveiling of the GC2018 emblem.
Last week Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey unveiled the Coalition Government’s first budget with a $156 million boost extended to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games for Games-related infrastructure.
The Glasgow Commonwealth Games Flag Handover Ceremony will be broadcast to an estimated audience of one billion and televised live in Australia early on the morning of August 4 – the date of Mauboy’s 25th birthday.