The Australian entry for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has been revealed as “We Will Rise”.
Jordan Anthony is set to perform “We Will Rise” for Australia at the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Poland. The young singer from Perth was internally selected by ABC Me to take part in this years contest, following his participation in The Voice. The song which was co-written by Jordan is about overcoming doubt and celebrating your inner strength.
Who is Jordan Anthony?
14 year old Jordan Anthony is from Perth, Australia, and has been singing since he was young. He wrote his first song at 7 years old, and has since gone on to learn the piano and started busking. The singer was the youngest contestant to take part in The Voice of Australia, where he reached the finals this year.
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.