With the show on 24 November right around the corner, we can now bring you the definitive list of this year's participants. Find out everything you need to know about the young artists before we 'Share the Joy' together in Gliwice-Silesia!
Albania: Isea Çili
Isea shared that what she is looking most forward to at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 is giving an excellent performance live on stage. To her, singing is the best way to Share The Joy.
Armenia: Karina Ignatyan
Karina is 13 years old and was born and raised in Kaluga. She is currently enrolled at the 24th Gymnasium. In her spare time, Karina loves the piano and playing tennis. Karina's friends and family always tell her that she is filled with joy and positive energy. "I guess that's because I'm always optimistic and very active in everyday life. I try to Share the Joy in everything I do."
Australia: Jordan Anthony
Coming from Perth, Western Australia, Jordan has had an ear for music and a passion for singing from a young age; he wrote his first song at the age of 7. About his passion for music, Jordan says, "Music for me is the ultimate form of expression. When people listen to my songs, I want them to relate and, happy or sad, know that they are not alone".
Belarus: Liza Misnikova
Liza is 14 years old, born on 1 February 2005 in Minsk. She has been studying music for five years, including vocal classes and choreography. Despite the commitment she made to her musical education, Liza does her best to make sure she makes time for other important things in her life. "I always try to find time for travelling, studying foreign languages and mathematics, and spending evenings with my mom."
Carla shared that she is very much looking forward to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, meeting all the other candidates and learning about their different cultures. "Also, I am so looking forward to the moment when I enter the arena and discover the stage. I’m so excited to be able to share this experience with my dancers and with this audience from so many different nations." Her favourite Junior Eurovision song is Wings by 2017 Russian delegate Polina Bogusevich.
Georgia: Giorgi Rostiashvili
Giorgi was born on 18 August 2006. When he was only 8 years old, he became the best young soloist and won the first National Competition of Children's and Youth Choral Collections in Tbilisi. "I try to do my best in order to give happiness and joy to everyone . [When I perform, I] also try to share a good mood and positive attitude to the audience."
Ireland: Anna Kearney
Anna Kearney is 13 years old from Foxrock in County Dublin. A seasoned performer, she has already appeared on Broadway and at the National Concert Hall in Ireland. Anna is not the first in her family to aspire towards the Eurovision. Her mum Eileen performed on the Eurovision stage with River Dance in 1994.
Italy: Marta Viola
Marta Viola is 10 years old and lives near Turin, Italy. She loves music, singing and dancing, passions she inherited from her parents. Marta will sing the song, 'La Voce Della Terra', a song about coming together to save the earth. "My song is about our planet, our shared home, whose voice can be found in every little and big thing around us. It is about the fragility of life and our duty to protect it."
Kazakhstan: Yerzhan Maxim
Yerzhan Maxim was picked as Kazakhstan's representative for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Gliwice-Silesia. Yerzhan, who comes from Oral, is 12 years old. He has been taking music classes since 2012 but started singing at the age of five. Yerzhan was a finalist at The Voice Kids in Russia earlier this year.
Malta: Eliana Gomez Blanco
Eliana Gomez Blanco is a 14-year-old who started singing at the age of 6. She recently obtained her Grade 8 Trinity Rock & Pop singing exam with distinction. Aside from singing, Eliana loves to read and is currently also working hard at school to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. She believes that one of the most important things in life is that you should always stay true to your own values and not be influenced by others.
North Macedonia: Mila Moskov
Mila is 14 years old from Prilep, North Macedonia. When she was 6 years old, she started her music career at her local music school. What does 'Share the Joy' mean to her? "I share the joy through the world of music. No matter where you live or where you’re from or what colour your skin is, or what your beliefs are, everybody everywhere listens to music. Music brings me joy and it brings joy to many people as well."
Poland: Viki Gabor
Viki Gabor is 12 years old. She was born in Germany, began her education in Great Britain, and is currently living in Poland. In February 2019, she was a finalist of the second edition of 'The Voice Kids' in Poland. Viki's debut single Time, also released in February 2019, has almost 2,500,000 views on YouTube and has been remixed by international artists such as Shanguy and Melo Kids. She is currently working on new music while continuing her studies.
Portugal: Joana Almeida
Joana is 10 years old and she was invited to represent Portugal by broadcaster RTP after winning a popular singing contest for children in Portugal, 'Gala Internacional dos Pequenos Cantores da Figueira da Foz'. Singing is a big passion of Joana, as she explains when asked what she hopes to achieve at Junior Eurovision: "I wish to achieve a good score for Portugal, I wish to conquer the audience, to have fun on that huge stage and to be happy doing what I love the most: to sing!"
Russia: Tatyana Mezhentseva and Denberel Oorzhak
Tatyana Mezhentseva was born in 2009 in Moscow. Singing from the age of 4, she spends her time on creative endeavours, such as playing the piano and participating in aerial gymnastics. Denberel Oorzhak was born in 2006 in the Republic of Tuva, Ak-Dovurak. He is the winner of the super season of the show You are Super! in Russia. Tatyana and Denberel met during the Children's New Wave contest. The two became fast friends and decided to try their hand at the national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Serbia: Darija Vračević
Darija is 11 years old and was born in Belgrade in 2007. The straight-A elementary school student attends music school as well, studying the piano. Darija is not just a singer; she launched her acting career with a role in the children's musical Tesla and the Battle at the Magnetic Field. She has also done dubbing for Disney/Pixar productions, Paramount and Nickelodeon.
Spain: Melani Garcia
Melani was born in the town of La Eliana in Valencia in 2007. Melani's music career began at the age of 8 when she participated in a local choir and she learned Mozart’s opera Due pupille amabili. After not being able to get into the Music Conservatory School because of her young age, Melani taught herself classical music. She plays the violin and is currently studying piano.
The Netherlands: Matheu
Matheu is the Dutch participant heading to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Gliwice-Silesia. He is looking forward to having a lot of fun and meeting all the other contestants. In Matheu's words: "I can’t wait!" Matheu's song, Dans Met Jou, is an upbeat pop tune. Matheu: "My song is about me heading into the city with my friends, to hopefully meet up with the girl I really like, and to dance with her of course."
Ukraine: Sophia Ivanko
Sophia is a singer, songwriter and artist who hopes that people will remember her after performing on stage in Gliwice-Silesia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The 13-year-old has been singing since she was 4 and started her professional career at age 10. She writes her own songs and performs them either solo or together with her older brother on guitar. When Sophia took part in The Voice Kids, she was on Eurovision 2016 winner Jamala’s team.
Wales: Erin Mai
Erin Mai is 13 and comes from Llanrwst, North Wales. Erin has loved performing all her life. Before her Junior Eurovision journey, Erin began singing traditional Welsh songs before turning her talents to pop music thanks to her mentor, Tara Bethan. She is now ready to do her country proud at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. "We have a lot of old traditions in Wales, so I'm really excited to bring our tradition of clog dancing to the Eurovision stage!"