Jordan Anthony, the Australian representative at Junior Eurovision 2019, traveled to Zawiercie the hometown of his grand parents.
Zawiercie welcomed Jordan Anthony earlier this week, after the singer revealed his Polish roots during the Opening Ceremony on Monday evening. The singer and his family met with Łukasz Konarski, president of Zawiercie, and was presented with a number of gifts, including a photo album of the city.
Following meeting with the President of Zawiercie, Jordan and his family attended a match of Aluron Virtu CMC Zawiercie. The whole family cheered on the team, which is coached by Australian Mark Lebedew. Jordan then performed his song “We Will Rise”, and received a jersey from the team,
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.
Image Source & Source: News Zawiercie
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.