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The participants of 2019: what are they up to now?

05 June 2020 at 16:00 CEST
Second ‘Bim Bam Toi’ rehearsal at Arena Gliwice by France’s Carla Thomas Hanses
It's been just over 6 months since the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 participants brought celebration and fanfare to Gliwice-Silesia. A lot has happened since then, so we've taken some time to catch up with the talented performers to see what they've been up to since their Junior Eurovision adventure.

Isea Çili (Albania)

Isea Çili lit up the stage in front of a saturated cartoon background as she sang Mikja ime fëmijëri on the Junior Eurovision stage. The song, she describes, as one about growing up, finished in 17th place.

Isea Çili’s second run-through of ‘Mikja ime fëmijëri’ for AlbaniaEBU / Thomas Hanses

Since then, Isea has been busy back in Albania with many television appearances that gave her the chance to revisit her Junior Eurovision performance for local audiences again. She has also teamed up with some known Junior Eurovision and Young Musicians names to record new music for her fans.

Alongside Albanian representatives Efi Gjika (2018) Ana Kodra (2017) and Klaudio Zoto (Young Musicians 2018), she has released a song entitled Gjyshes (Grandmother). The song, she says, is dedicated to grandmothers everywhere. The warm melody was produced and composed by Sokol Marsi.

Karina Ignatyan (Armenia)

Karina painted the Gliwice-Silesia stage in bright pink as she performed her song, Colours Of Your Dream, which finished 9th.

First rehearsal of Armenia’s Karina Ignatyan with ‘Colours Of Your Dream’EBU / Thomas Hanses

Since COVID-19 social distancing regulations took place in Armenia, Karina took to social media to connect with her fans and reconnect with some of her Junior Eurovision 2019 friends. The aptly named KARAntin live is a live Instagram show with games and question and answer moments that has so far featured Eliana Gomez Blanco, Jordan Anthony, Marta Viola and Mila Moskov.

Jordan Anthony (Australia)

Jordan finished in 8th place for Australia with his powerful anthem We Will Rise.

Jordan Anthony sang 'We Will Rise' for Australia at Junior Eurovision 2019EBU / Thomas Hanses

Prior to the Covid-19 crisis, Jordan was touring Australia playing local gigs and festivals for his fans at home. He also played a part in Australia's lead up to Eurovision 2020, Eurovision: Australia Decides, doing local Eurovision-inspired performances and performing live in the official pre-show. While there, he caught up and grabbed a photo opportunity with Eurovision 2019 participant, Kate Miller-Heidke.

Liza Misnikova (Belarus)

Liza's 2019 entry, Pepelny (Ashen), was about perspective and looking at the same thing from different angles. The Belarusian artists finished in 11th place with an electric performance and choreography on the Arena Gliwice stage.

Belarusian Liza Misnikova on stage in Poland with ‘Pepelny (Ashen)’EBU / Thomas Hanses

Since her time in Gliwice-Silesia, Liza returned to Poland to participate in season 3 of The Voice Kids.

Carla (France)

Carla's catchy entry, Bim Bam Toi, finished in 5th place in 2019, memorable for her powerful performance and another of last year's entries with eye-catching choreography.

Carla from France and her dancers put up an energetic performance in 2019EBU / Thomas Hanses

Over the last 6 months, the French singer has been busy at work producing and releasing new music for her fans. Her new single, L'autre Moi, was released with a lyric video in mid-May, with the album planned for release on June 5.

Have you been keeping up with your favourite 2019 artists? Let us know in the comments below!