Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003
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|Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003
|Final date||15 November 2003|
|Venue||Forum Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Host broadcaster||Danmarks Radio (DR)|
|Interval act||Sugababes performing Hole in the Head,
Busted performing Crashed the Wedding
|Number of entries||16|
|Debuting countries||see below|
|Voting system||Each country awards 1-8, 10, and 12 points to their 10 favourite songs|
|Winning song|| Croatia
"Ti si moja prva ljubav"
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest|
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003 was the first Eurovision Song Contest for young singers aged eight to fifteen. It was held on 15 November 2003, in Copenhagen, Denmark. With Camilla Ottesen and Remee as the presenters, the contest was won by the then eleven-year-old Dino Jelušić, who represented Croatia with his song "Ti Si Moja Prva Ljubav" (You Are My First Love) while second and third place went to Spain and the United Kingdom respectively.
It was the first Eurovision to be broadcast in the 16:9 widescreen format. It was also the first Eurovision Song Contest where a DVD of the contest would be released. It was decided that the country that won the contest would not necessarily host the next contest, in order to reduce the pressure on the contestants.
Slovakian broadcaster Slovenská televízia (STV) and German broadcaster ARD expressed an interest in joining this contest and were included in a draw for the chance of participating in the programme (though the results of this draw later became redundant).
|01||Greece||Greek||Nicolas Ganopoulos||"Filoi gia panta" (Φίλοι για πάντα)||Friends forever||8||53|
|02||Croatia||Croatian||Dino Jelušić||"Ti si moja prva ljubav"||You are my first love||1||134|
|03||Cyprus||Greek||Theodora Rafti||"Mia efhi" (Μια ευχή)||One wish||14||16|
|04||Belarus||Belarusian||Volha Satsiuk||"Tantsui" (Танцуй)||Dance||4||103|
|05||Latvia||Latvian||Dzintars Čīča||"Tu esi vasarā"||You're in summer||9||37|
|06||Macedonia||Macedonian||Marija and Viktorija||"Ti ne me poznavaš" (Ти не ме познаваш)||You don't recognise me||12||19|
|07||Poland||Polish||Kasia Żurawik||"Coś mnie nosi"||Something makes me bustle about||16||3|
|08||Norway||Norwegian||2U||"Sinnsykt gal forelsket"||Crazy in love||13||18|
|09||Spain||Spanish||Sergio||"Desde el cielo"||From heaven||2||125|
|10||Romania||Romanian||BUBU||"Tobele sunt viaţa mea"||Drums are my life||10||35|
|11||Belgium||Dutch||X!NK||"De vriendschapsband"||The bond of friendship||6||83|
|12||United Kingdom||English||Tom Morley||"My Song For The World"||–||3||118|
|13||Denmark||Danish||Anne Gadegaard||"Arabiens drøm"||Arabian dream||5||93|
|14||Sweden||Swedish||The Honeypies||"Stoppa mig"||Stop me||15||12|
|15||Malta||English||Sarah Harrison||"Like a Star"||–||7||56|
|16||Netherlands||Dutch||Roel Felius||"Mijn ogen zeggen alles"||My eyes say everything||11||23|
The half time entertainment was provided by two acts from the UK. Busted performed "Crashed the Wedding" but Charlie Simpson was absent due to illness. However, the following day he was present for a radio interview in the UK where it was implied by both himself, and the other band members, that this was in fact a lie The real reason for his absence was that he hated Eurovision. The Sugababes performed "Hole in the Head".
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another:
|N.||Recipient nation||Voting nation|
|3||Croatia||Macedonia, Norway, Romania|
|United Kingdom||Belarus, Denmark, Malta|
|Spain||Latvia, United Kingdom|
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- Greece – Masa Fasoula and Nikos Frantseskakis (ERT)
- Norway - Stian Barsnes Simonsen (NRK1)
- Spain - Fernando Argenta (TVE1)
- Belgium - Ilse Van Hoecke and Bart Peeters (VRT TV1), Corinne Boulangier (RTBF La Deux)
- United Kingdom - Mark Durden-Smith & Tara Palmer-Tomkinson (ITV)
- Denmark - Jørgen de Mylius (DR1)
- Sweden - Victoria Dyring (SVT1)
- Netherlands - Angela Groothuizen (Nederland 1)
- Poland - TBC (TVP2)
- Information on the draw of broadcasters used prior to the contest
- Zouboulakis, I. (1 November 2003). "Επιλογές / 21:00, ET1 "Eurovision Junior"" [TV choices / 21:00, ET1 "Eurovision Junior"]. To Vima (in Greek). p. 49.
- "Eurovision Song Contest". UKGameshows. Retrieved 2012-08-12.