United Kingdom in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Member station ITV (UKIB) (2003-05)
National selection events National Selection
Appearances
Appearances 3
First appearance 2003
Last appearance 2005
Best result 2nd: 2004
Worst result 14th: 2005
External links
United Kingdom's page at Eurovision.tv

The United Kingdom entered the Junior Eurovision Song Contest three times, and the broadcaster was ITV which is known by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) as UKIB.

Tom Morley (2003) and Cory Spedding (2004) sang both for the peace in the world and Joni Fuller (2005) described her feelings. The UK withdrew in 2006 due to low ratings. The BBC, Channel 4 and S4C had no intention of broadcasting the contest.

The UK holds the third highest number of total points: 140 points in 2004.

On 21 November 2013, it was revealed that Edinburgh-based 98.8 Castle FM (a non EBU member) would broadcast the 2013 contest live to listeners in Scotland.[1] The broadcasting rights had been offered by the EBU, to its members. But when no-one in the UK took up the offer, Castle FM – previously known as Leith FM – moved in.[2]

Possible return[edit]

The Welsh broadcaster Sianel Pedwar Cymru (S4C) had shown interest in participating for the UK in 2008, hoping to share the Welsh language with a wider audience. The contest would therefore be a bilingual broadcast that would be broadcast in Wales on analogue, and on S4C Digidol in the rest of the UK.[3] In the end, S4C chose not to broadcast the contest. The United Kingdom thought of returning to the contest in 2010, with the BBC instead of ITV, but decided against it. S4C and Channel 4 are currently in negotiations with the EBU in order one of the broadcasters bringing United Kingdom back in 2014.

Contestants[edit]

Table key
  Winner
  Second place
  Third place
  Last place
Year Artist Song Place Points
2003 Tom Morley "My Song For The World" 3 118
2004 Cory Spedding "The Best is Yet to Come" 2 140
2005 Joni Fuller "How Does It Feel?" 14 28
Did not participate between 2006 and 2014

Voting history[edit]

As of 2013, United Kingdom's voting history is as follows:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Granger, Anthony (21 November 2013). "Kiev'13: Kiev'13: UK, Greece & Kosovo To Broadcast JESC". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Castle FM coup as it secures rights to broadcast Junior Eurovision Song Contest". allmediascotland.com. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Kuipers, Michael (2008-04-20). "Junior Eurovision 2008: United Kingdom to return to JESC?". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 

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