Jordan Anthony will represent Australia at Junior Eurovision
It's official Jordan Anthony will represent Australia at the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest at the Arena Gliwice in Gliwice, Poland in November.
The Australian broadcaster ABC ME announced this morning they have picked 14-year-old Jordan Anthony from Perth to represent Australia.
He will be very familiar to those who followed The Voice Australia Season 8 this year. Where he impressed ever one with his powerful voice with his rendition of Pink’s song “What About Us” which locked him in The Voice coach Delta Goodrem’s Team Delta. At 14 years old he was the youngest competitor in The Voice. He came in at a very impressive fourth place in the competition.
Jordan will be the first boy to represent Australia. He has already released his first album ‘One World’ from money he collected busking in Perth.
Libbie Doherty, Head of ABC Children’s Production, had this to say about Jordan:
“Jordan is a phenomenal new talent, who radiates and commands the stage with his extraordinary voice. Jordan’s authentic personality and extraordinary confidence performing, delivers a love and joy for music which will no doubt shine through in the competition. We are all behind Jordan as he represents Australia for the first time and we look forward to sharing his journey in Poland with the ABC ME audience.”
Director of Blink TV and Australia’s Head of Delegation for Eurovision, Paul Clarke said: “Jordan inspired us on The Voice, his character and his talent really resonated. This is a perfect opportunity to take his music to a much bigger international stage, where he will be representing Australia for the first time. Go Jordan!"
Australia has been in the top 10 since they joined the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 with third place in the last two years. ABC ME broadcast the Junior side of Eurovision while SBS broadcast the main contest. Production arm Blink TV is involved with both competitions.
More details on Junior Eurovision will come over the next few months.