Australian broadcaster ABC announced that 14-year-old Jordan Anthony will represent the country on 24 November at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Gliwice-Silesia, Poland.
Jordan was chosen to represent Australia after rising to fame as the youngest-ever contestant on The Voice. During his time on the show he received high praise from the judges, including from Australian pop star and former Eurovision Song Contest participant Guy Sebastian who called Jordan's voice 'breathtaking'.
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. He has since developed his skills on the piano and continues to write music he then performs by busking on the streets of Perth. 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".
Director of Blink TV and Head of Delegation for Australia, Paul Clark, said, "Jordan inspired us on The Voice, his character and his talent really resonated. This is the perfect opportunity to take his music to a much bigger international stage, where he will be representing Australia for the first time. Go Jordan!"