Australia will participate in the 2019 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Australian broadcaster ABC has revealed to Eurofestivales that they will be participating in next year’s edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Poland. The country marks it’s fifth participation next year, with Interim Entertainment Director and ABC Specialist Michael Carrington enclosing that “ABC is pleased to participate once again in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest”.
The country was represented by Jael Wena at this year’s contest in Minsk, Belarus. With her song “Champion”, she finished in 3rd place with 201 points. She received the highest amount of 12 points from the juries, six lots in total.
Australia first took part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2015, the same year as their debut in the adult contest. Their best results come from the aforementioned Jael Wena in 3rd place, as well as Isabella Clarke in 2017, who also came 3rd with her song “Speak Up”.
To date, eight countries have expressed their interest in participating in the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
- Poland (Host nation)
Australia debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2015, the same year as their Eurovision Song Contest debut. The country is yet to win the contest, and their best result was in 2017, when Isabella Clarke performed her song “Speak Up” and received 3rd place with 172 points. They later went on to place 3rd at the 2018 contest with “Champion” by Jael Wena. Australia’s worst result comes from their debut in 2015, when Bella Paige and her song “My Girls” finished in 8th place with 64 points. Australia have been present at every contest since their debut.