Gliwice-Silesia 2019

Australia: Jordan Anthony’s “We Will Rise” is released

The song has been released via ABC Perth's Facebook page

Back in September, it was announced that Jordan Anthony will be representing Australia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This will mark the first time Australia haven’t sent a female soloist to the Junior contest. Now, the song has been revealed via ABC Perth’s Facebook page.

Last month, it was revealed that Jordan Anthony will be the first male vocalist to represent Australia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Jordan is 14-years-old and from Perth, Western Australia. He first rose to prominence as a member of Delta Goodrem’s team on the eighth season of Australia’s version of The Voice. He made it all the way to the final show, ultimately placing fourth.

“All I’ve ever wanted to do is just share my music with as many people as possible,” Anthony says in his promotional video, “and to be doing that on the world stage is a dream come true.”

His entry, “We Will Rise”, has now been released. You can now watch/listen below:

Junior Eurovision 2019

This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Gliwice Arena, Poland, on the 24th November 2019. Excitingly, it marks the first time Poland will host a music-based Eurovision event! Last year, Roksana Węgiel brought Poland its first Eurovision-adjacent win with “Anyone I Want To Be”. Roksana has since been announced to be hosting the contest, along with Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora.

The following nineteen countries have confirmed their participation:

Australia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Australia’s Junior Eurovision success and consistency mirrors their record at the adult contest. Australia first entered Junior Eurovision in 2015 with the song “My Girls” by Bella Paige, which finished in 8th with 64 points. Tied for the best finish for Australia are “Speak Up” by Isabella Clarke in 2017 and “Champion” by Jael Wena in 2018, both coming third. The latter of the two won the jury vote in 2018, having been awarded 148 points.

What do you think of “We Will Rise”? Will Australia’s Junior success continue? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates!

Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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