Junior Eurovision 2019 - Australia
Finishing 4th in the Aussievision Team rankings of Junior Eurovision 2019. is our very own entry from Australia, Jordan Anthony with 'We Will Rise'.
Get full details on the song, plus our individual rankings and comments below.
Jordan Anthony - We Will Rise
Jordan Anthony was internally selected to represent Australia at the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest at the Gliwice Arena in Gliwice, Poland in November. The Australian broadcaster ABC picked the 14-year-old Jordan, from Perth, Australia, to become the first boy to represent Australia at Junior Eurovision.
He is familiar to those in Australia who followed The Voice Australia Season 8 this year. Where he impressed everyone 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. He has already released his first album ‘One World’ from money he collected busking in Perth and through a Kickstarter campaign.
You can read more about Jordan in our Q&A interview with him.
The Aussievision Team rankings
Liv - 2nd
Emma - 2nd
Kyriakos - 3rd
Dale - 7th
Guy - 7th
Fleur - 9th
Alyce - 10th
Mike - 11th
Aaron - 12th
Australia has gone with another motivational type ballad but there is nothing wrong with that after last year’s third place finish. Sounding like it could be an Olympic anthem, We Will Rise shows off Jordan’s incredible vocal talent after his fourth place finish on The Voice Australia this year. This deserves to do well. ~ Emma
We finally chose a bloke for JESC! Onya Jordan. This is mature and has instant easy-going likeability it to. The build and variation throughout maintains the listeners attention whilst creating a solid climax. Could potentially be tricky to nail live and does sound a bit familiar and 'done before'... on mainstream radio. ~ Liv
This will work for the jury, Jordan’s vocals are known to be good. The use of “Rise/Rising” could be seen as a bit of a cliché. ~ Aaron
A very polished song and a tremendous effort from Jordan who also used his songwriting skills. I am looking forward to his powerful voice in the contest. Let’s hope the online voting public gets behind Australia. ~Kyriakos
This song showcases Jordan's mature vocal extremely well. He is the leading 'boy ballad' this year and I'd expect a good jury showing. The online voting will be the unknown factor, it's a ballad heavy year, but I still suspect we might be on our way to another solid top 10 effort. ~ Dale
He wrote that!!! Wow!!! Honestly, though it sounds a tad generic. Very radio friendly. The production is better than some other entries. He will score well but I doubt it he will win. He has a great voice, which is way beyond his years. Jordan certainly has a future in music. I am looking forward to seeing him compete at ESC one day. ~ Fleur
Solid Eurovision mid tempo track. He sounds great. It's good, but he will need to do an amazing live performance to stand out with this track. ~ Guy
Ah Australia. Firstly, thanks for finally sending a boy. Variety is good! Speaking of variety, I wish I could say the same about the song. It’s the third year in a row we’ve sent a song about empowerment. C’mon Australia, variety please! I mean, I enjoy the song, it’s good enough but it’s essentially the same song as last year. ~ Alyce
Australia at Junior Eurovision
Australia has finished in the top 10 since they joined the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2015. In the last two years Australia has finished at an impressive third place.
In both 2018 and 2017 Australia finished in 3rd place, our best position. Last year Jael Wena's song 'Champion' won the jury vote and was 9th in the televote to fall just 14 points of winner Poland.
While Isabella Clarke with 'Speak Up' finished 3rd in both the jury and online voting to finish 3rd overall.
Previously we finished 5th in 2016 and 8th on debut in 2015.
Junior Eurovision will be held on Sunday 24 November, European time. The show will be available to view online but will be delayed broadcast by ABC ME on Monday 25 November.