Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005
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|Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Let's Get Loud
|Final||26 November 2005|
|Venue||Ethias Arena, Hasselt, Belgium|
|Executive supervisor||Svante Stockselius|
|Interval act||Cirque du Soleil,
María Isabel performing "Antes muerta que sencilla",
"Pues va a ser que no"
|Number of entries||16|
|Debuting countries|| Russia
Serbia and Montenegro
|Withdrawing countries|| Cyprus
|Voting system||Each country awards 1–8, 10, and 12 points to their 10 favourite songs|
|Winning song|| Belarus
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest|
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005 was the third Junior Eurovision Song Contest for young singers aged 8 to 15. On 26 November 2005, the contest was broadcast live from the Ethias Arena in Hasselt, Belgium, in a joint effort by the national broadcasters Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT) and Radio télévision belge de la communauté française (RTBF), in co-operation with the European Broadcasting Union. Belgium won the right to hold the contest over five other countries including Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT) of Croatia and AVRO of the Netherlands. Marcel Vanthilt and Maureen Louys hosted the event.
The show was not only broadcast live in the competing countries, it was also available on satellite worldwide and the Australian television channel SBS who acquired the rights to broadcast the show one month later. The theme of the show was Let's Get Loud, standing for the new generation on the stage. The show was watched by 8,500 people in the arena, including the Belgian Prince Laurent and 20–25 million people around Europe.
The Ethias Arena is the largest multipurpose arena in Hasselt, Belgium used for music concerts, sports (tennis, indoor cycling, jumping, etc.) and other large events. The arena opened in 2004 and holds up to 21,600 people. Ethias Arena is a part of the Grenslandhallen and has a surface of 13,600 square meters (44,619 square feet). In 2015, it hosted the 2015 European Championship in darts, a Professional Darts Corporation event.
As many as twenty countries could have participated in this contest: Cyprus should have taken part but on October 13, Cypriot broadcaster Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) announced their withdrawal after questions arose over the song's origins, with complaints stating that the song they had chosen appeared to be plagiarism. This did not affect their ability to take part in the voting. In addition, Lithuania and Ukraine had planned on entering but later withdrew. Georgia had also wanted to appear but missed the participation deadline for the contest. Interest was also stated by Monaco with Phil Bosco the Head of Delegation for Monaco, telling esctoday.com that "The Minister of State was very interested in the proposal".
The public broadcasters of Switzerland and Poland didn't send candidates for financial reasons. France didn't join because of restructuring within the channel. Russia and Serbia and Montenegro made their debut in the competition this year. Poland would stay away from the competition for 12 years until 2016 when they returned.
The show opened with fireworks and bungee jumpers.
As surprise act the young Vladik Myagkostupov from the famous Cirque du Soleil showed his juggling abilities in a four-minute performance while people were voting during the interval. While the votes were being counted, the Spanish María Isabel, performed a medley from the song with which she won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004 and some of the numbers from the album she had recently released. She also presented the trophy to the winner.
|01||Greece||Greek||Alexandros & Kalli||"Tora einai i seira mas"
(Tώρα είναι η σειρά μας)
|It's our turn now||6||88|
|02||Denmark||Danish||Nicolai||"Shake Shake Shake"||—||4||121|
|03||Croatia||Croatian||Lorena Jelusić||"Rock Baby"||—||12||36|
|05||United Kingdom||English||Joni Fuller||"How Does It Feel?"||—||14||28|
|06||Sweden||Swedish||M+||"Gränslös kärlek"||Borderless love||15||22|
|07||Russia||Russian||Vladislav Krutskikh||"Doroga k solntsu"
(Дорога к солнцу)
|Path to the sun||9||66|
|08||Macedonia||Macedonian||Denis Dimoski||"Rodendeski baknež"
|10||Serbia and Montenegro||Montenegrin||Filip Vučić||"Ljubav pa fudbal"
(Љубав па фудбал)
|Love, than football||13||29|
|11||Latvia||Latvian||Kids4Rock||"Es esmu maza jauka meitene"||I'm a little lovely girl||11||50|
|12||Belgium||French||Lindsay||"Mes rêves"||My dreams||10||63|
|13||Malta||English||Thea & Friends||"Make It Right!"||—||16||18|
|14||Norway||Norwegian||Malin||"Sommer og skolefri"||Summer and school free||3||123|
|15||Spain||Spanish||Antonio José||"Te traigo flores"||I bring you flowers||2||146|
|16||Belarus||Russian||Ksenia Sitnik||"My vmeste"
|We are together||1||149|
Televote 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 point(s). The presenters started off by giving all contestants 12 points.
Below is a summary of all 12 points received:
|4||Spain||Greece, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, United Kingdom|
|3||Belarus||Malta, Latvia, Russia|
- All countries were given 12 points at the start of voting. This was so no country got nul points.
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- Greece – TBC
- Denmark – Nicolai Molbech (DR1)
- Croatia – TBC
- Romania – Leonard Miron (TVR1)
- United Kingdom - Michael Underwood (ITV2)
- Sweden – Nanne Grönvall and Shan Atci (SVT1)
- Russia – Yuriy Nikolayev (Russia TV)
- Macedonia – Milanka Rašik (MTV 1)
- Netherlands – Tooske Ragas (Nederland 1)
- Serbia and Montenegro – Duška Vučinić-Lučić (Serbian, RTS1)
- Latvia – Kārlis Streips and Valters Frīdenbergs
- Belgium – Ilse Van Hoecke and André Vermeulen (Eén), Jean-Louis Lahaye (La Une)
- Malta – TBC
- Norway – Stian Barsnes Simonsen (NRK1)
- Spain – Beatriz Pécker and Lucho (TVE1)
- Belarus – TBC
- Ukraine (Non-participating country) – Timur Miroshnychenko
- Portugal – Eládio Clímaco
- Australia (Non-participating country) – No commentator (SBS)
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005: Hasselt-Belgium|
|Compilation album by Junior Eurovision Song Contest|
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest chronology|
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005: Hasselt-Belgium, is a compilation album put together by the European Broadcasting Union, and was released by Universal Music Group on November 2005. The album features all the songs from the 2005 contest.
|1.||"Tora einai i seira mas"||Alexandros & Kalli (Greece)||2:46|
|2.||"Shake Shake Shake"||Nicolai (Denmark)||2:44|
|3.||"Rock Baby"||Lorena (Croatia)||2:35|
|4.||"Țurai!"||Alina Eremia (Romania)||2:29|
|5.||"How Does It Feel?"||Joni Fuller (United Kingdom)||2:49|
|6.||"Gränslös kärlek"||M+ (Sweden)||2:36|
|7.||"Doroga k solntsu"||Vladislav Krutskikh (Russia)||2:42|
|8.||"Rodendeski baknež"||Denis Dimoski (Macedonia)||2:45|
|10.||"Ljubav pa fudbal"||Filip Vučić (Serbia and Montenegro)||2:49|
|11.||"Es esmu maza jauka meitene"||Kids4Rock (Latvia)||2:34|
|12.||"Noviy den"||Lindsay (Belgium)||2:46|
|13.||"Make It Right!"||Thea & Friends (Malta)||2:32|
|14.||"Sommer og skolefri"||Malin (Norway)||2:32|
|15.||"Te traigo flores"||Antonio José (Spain)||2:39|
|16.||"My vmeste"||Ksenia Sitnik (Belarus)||2:46|
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- Philips, Roel (2005-06-08). "France not eager to participate in Hasselt". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-06-08.
- Granger, Anthony (2016-07-03). "Poland returns to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest". Eurovoix.
- The Norwegian song was written in a dialect of Norwegian, and originally had the title stated above (Sommer å Skolefri), however, when the Norwegian broadcaster submitted the song to the European Broadcasting Union, they gave the song title in the standard Norwegian form, Sommer og Skolefri, which is how it was displayed on screen.
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- Official site
- Lyrics of Junior Eurovision 2005 entries at ESCKaz.com
- Belarus at JESC 2005, Eurovision-Belarus project