Fresh from her ground breaking performance at Eurovision, Commonwealth Games Minister Jann Stuckey today announced, that Jessica Mauboy will take to the world stage at the official Flag Handover Ceremony (FHC) during the close of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Ms Stuckey said the Glasgow 2014 Closing Ceremony, broadcast to over one billion people, was a fantastic opportunity to give a taste of what our great state would offer when the Gold Coast hosts the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

 “Jessica is a passionate, energetic and wonderfully talented Australian who is as excited about the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ as I am,” Ms Stuckey said.

Jessica’s association with the Gold Coast 2018 bid, began with her performance at the Gold Coast celebration evening during the Commonwealth Games General Assembly in St Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean and continued with her unveiling of the GC2018 emblem at the five years to go celebration in 2013.

Jessica said “I feel incredibly honoured and proud to be representing Australia at the Flag Handover Ceremony in Glasgow. 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.”