Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004

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Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004
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Dates
Final date 20 November 2004
Host
Venue Håkons Hall, Lillehammer, Norway
Presenter(s) Stian Barsnes Simonsen
Nadia Hasnaoui
Host broadcaster Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK)
Interval act Westlife performing Ain't That a Kick in the Head?
Participants
Number of entries 18
Debuting countries  France
 Switzerland
Returning countries None
Withdrawing countries None
Vote
Voting system Each country awards 1-8, 10, and 12 points to their 10 favourite songs
Nul points None
Winning song  Spain
"Antes muerta que sencilla"
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The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004 was the second Eurovision Song Contest for young singers aged 8 to 15. It was held on 20 November 2004, in Håkons Hall, Lillehammer, Norway and lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes. It was presented by Stian Barsnes Simonsen and Nadia Hasnaoui, broadcast in 20 countries and viewed by 100 million people. 18 countries participated, France and Switzerland participated for the first time. Originally 20 countries had applied to take part but Germany and Israel later pulled out.[1] There were also reports that Ireland had planned to enter the programme.[2] The contest was won by 9-year-old María Isabel with her song Antes muerta que sencilla (Better Dead Than Plain). Dino Jelusić, who won the 2003 contest, presented the award to María. Since then, María Isabel has entered the charts in not only Spain but France, Italy, Scandinavia, Latin America and released a second album. Greece, who came ninth received more sets of twelve points than the United Kingdom, who came second. France, who came sixth, were voted by all the other countries that took part, which is more than the number of countries that voted for Romania, who came fourth and Croatia, who came third.

Norway was the third country of choice for this contest as the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) had originally chosen ITV of the United Kingdom to host it in Manchester. However, ITV pulled out in May 2004 due to finance and scheduling problems.[3] The venue was therefore moved to Croatia, the winning country of 2003,[4] but the Croatian broadcaster HRT reportedly forgot that the prospective venue for the event was already booked for the period the Junior Eurovision Song Contest was to take place.[5] NRK therefore offered to organise the next contest.

Incidentally, the same three countries occupied the top three places as last year, just in a different order. These three countries were Spain, the United Kingdom, and Croatia.

Results[edit]

Draw Country Language Artist Song English translation Place Points
01  Greece Greek Secret Band "O palios mou eaftos" (Ο παλιός μου εαυτός) My old self 9 48
02  Malta English Young Talent Team "Power of a Song" 12 14
03  Netherlands Dutch Klaartje and Nicky "Hij is een kei" He's the best 11 27
04  Switzerland Italian Demis Mirarchi "Birichino" Cheeky 16 4
05  Norway Norwegian @lek "En stjerne skal jeg bli" I'm gonna be a star 13 12
06  France French Thomas Pontier "Si on voulait bien" If we really wanted to 6 78
07  Macedonia Macedonian Martina Siljanovska "Zabava" (Забава) Party 7 64
08  Poland Polish KWADro "Łap życie" Grab life 17 3
09  Cyprus Greek Marios Tofi "Oneira" (Ονειρα) Dreams 8 61
10  Belarus Belarusian Egor Volchek "Spiavajcie so mnoj" (Спявайце со мной) Sing with me 14 9
11  Croatia Croatian Nika Turković "Hej mali" Hey little boy 3 126
12  Latvia Latvian Mārtiņš Tālbergs and C-Stones Juniors "Balts vai melns" White or black 17 3
13  United Kingdom English Cory Spedding "The Best Is Yet to Come" 2 140
14  Denmark Danish Cool Kids "Pigen er min" The girl is mine 5 116
15  Spain Spanish María Isabel "Antes muerta que sencilla" Better dead than plain 1 171
16  Sweden Swedish Limelights "Varför jag?" Why me? 15 8
17  Belgium French Free Spirits "Accroche-toi" Hold on 10 37
18  Romania Romanian Noni Răzvan Ene "Îţi mulţumesc" Thank you 4 123

Interval acts[edit]

During the interval, boy band Westlife performed "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?" live on stage.

Voting structure[edit]

All countries used televoting to decide on their top ten. In normal Eurovision fashion, each country's favourite song was given 12 points, their second favourite 10, and their third to tenth favourites were given 8-1 points.

Score sheet[edit]

Results
Total Score Greece Malta Netherlands Switzerlands Norway France Macedonia Poland Cyprus Belarus Croatia Latvia United Kingdom Denmark Spain Sweden Belgium Romania
Contestants Greece 48 12 1 2 1 3 12 3 5 1 2 6
Malta 14 2 3 4 4 1
Netherlands 27 3 3 1 1 3 1 5 2 1 7
Switzerland 4 4
Norway 12 7 5
France 78 6 1 5 6 2 2 4 4 6 4 7 2 6 8 4 8 3
Macedonia 64 6 6 5 5 4 5 3 8 3 3 5 3 3 3 2
Poland 3 2 1
Cyprus 61 12 8 3 1 6 4 5 2 8 1 5 1 5
Belarus 9 1 3 1 4
Croatia 126 4 8 8 10 8 12 7 6 8 8 12 8 6 8 6 7
Latvia 3 2 1
United Kingdom 140 5 10 12 7 6 6 5 10 5 10 7 10 10 10 7 10 10
Denmark 116 7 5 7 3 12 5 8 8 7 5 6 4 10 7 10 4 8
Spain 171 10 7 10 12 8 12 10 12 10 7 12 6 7 12 12 12 12
Sweden 8 4 1 3
Belgium 37 3 4 4 7 4 2 2 2 2 1 4 2
Romania 123 8 2 10 7 10 7 6 8 12 10 12 6 2 12 6 5

12 points[edit]

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another:

N. Contestant Voting nation
8 Spain Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland
3 Romania Belarus, Latvia, Spain
2 Croatia Macedonia, United Kingdom
Greece Cyprus, Malta
1 Cyprus Greece
Denmark Norway
United Kingdom Netherlands

Commentators[edit]

Voting and spokespersons

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Artists' websites[edit]