Greece in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Greece
Greece
Member station ERT
National selection events
Participation summary
Appearances 6
First appearance 2003
Last appearance 2008
Best result 6th: 2005
Worst result Last: 2007
External links
Greece's page at Eurovision.tv
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Greece in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008

Greece has sent six entries to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, entering at the first contest 2003.

Greece's first entry was eight-year-old Nicolas Ganopoulos with the song "Fili gia panda", which came eight for Greece. Greece's best entry in the contest was in 2005 when Alexandros and Kalli came sixth for Greece with "Tora einai i seira mas". Greece's worst entry was in 2007, when Made In Greece came 17th and last with only 14 points.

Participation history[edit]

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009[edit]

It was revealed in October 2008 that Greek broadcaster ERT was considering a withdrawal from the 2009 contest after five years of participation due of the relatively low television ratings for the Contest and an objection to using children.[1] ERT officially withdrew in late April 2009 citing the economic crisis at the time as a factor.[2]

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014[edit]

In January 2014, it was reported that NERIT were interested in taking part, taking over from defunct broadcaster ERT.[3][4] These rumours were later confirmed to be untrue.[5]

Participation[edit]

Table key

 1st place   2nd place   3rd place   Last place 

Year Artist Song Language Place Points
2003 Nicolas Ganopoulos "Fili gia panta" (Φίλοι για πάντα) Greek 8 53
2004 Secret Band "O palios mou eaftos" (Ο παλιός μου εαυτός) Greek 9 48
2005 Alexandros & Kalli "Tora einai i seira mas" (Tώρα είναι η σειρά μας) Greek 6 88
2006 Chloe Sofia Boleti "Den peirazei" (Δεν πειράζει) Greek 13 35
2007 Made In Greece "Kapou berdeftika" (Κάπου μπερδεύτηκα) Greek 17 14
2008 Niki Yannouchou "Kapoia nychta" (Κάποια νύχτα) Greek 14 19

Broadcasts and voting[edit]

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

The contests are broadcast online worldwide through the official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website junioreurovision.tv and YouTube. In 2015, the online broadcasts featured commentary in English by junioreurovision.tv editor Luke Fisher and 2011 Bulgarian Junior Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ivan Ivanov.[6] The Greek broadcaster, ERT, sent their own commentators to each contest in order to provide commentary in the Greek language. Spokespersons were also chosen by the national broadcaster in order to announce the awarding points from Greece. The table below list the details of each commentator and spokesperson since 2003.

Year(s) Commentator Spokesperson
2003 Masa Fasoula and Nikos Frantseskakis TBC
2004 TBC Kalli Georgelli[7]
2005 TBC TBC
2006 TBC Alexandros Chountas[7]
2007 TBC Chloe Sofia Boleti
2008 Renia Tsitsibikou and George Amyras TBC
Did not participate between 2009 to 2016

Voting history[edit]

The tables below shows Greece's top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2008:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrikopoulou, Natalia (2008-10-13). "Θέλουν να… ξεφορτωθούν τη Eurovision Junior" (in Greek). Eleftheros Typos. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  2. ^ Anadioti, Eva (2009-04-24). "ERT officially out of Junior Eurovision 2009". Oikotimes. Archived from the original on 2009-05-30. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  3. ^ García, Belén (22 May 2014). "Junior Eurovision: Greece will be back!". Esc-plus.com. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Granger, Anthony (22 May 2014). "Greece Junior Eurovision return confirmed". Eurovoix.com. NERIT. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Granger, Anthony (7 July 2014). "Greece: Will Not Participate In JESC 2014". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Fisher, Luke James (21 November 2015). "Tonight: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015!". Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Bulgaria 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Mantzilas, Dimitrios (2016-11-18). "Η Ελλάδα στη Junior Eurovision. Οι εθνικοί τελικοί και μερικά trivia" (in Greek). Infe Greece. Retrieved 2017-06-12.