|Also known as||'Melodi Grand Prix Nordic'|
|Country of origin||Denmark|
|No. of episodes||5 contests|
|Original network||DR, NRK, SVT (2002–09)
Yle Fem (2007–09)
|Original release||27 April 2002– 28 November 2009|
|Preceded by||De unges Melodi Grand Prix|
|Related shows||Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
Junior Eurovision Song Contest
MGP Nordic (Melodi Grand Prix Nordic) was a Scandinavian song contest for children aged 8 to 15, organized by DR, NRK, SVT and Yle through Yle Fem. It originated as a 2000 spin-off of Denmark's Eurovision Song Contest national final known as De unges Melodi Grand Prix, but expanded to become MGP Nordic in 2002 with the addition of Norway and Sweden.
MGP Nordic was put on hiatus in 2003 when the European Broadcasting Union began to organize the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, an pan-European expansion of the concept. Regional finalists were sent to the new competition instead of MGP Nordic until 2006, when the countries jointly pulled out of the contest due to concerns over the ethical treatment of competitors. As a result, MGP Nordic was revived in 2007, with the new addition of Finland to the competition.
In 2010, the contest was supposed to have taken place in Oslo, Norway, but it was cancelled due to Denmark pulling out in order to revise the participant requirements for DR's participation in the contest. SVT has since begun competing in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest again for Sweden, returning in 2010. In 2010, MGP Nordic was cancelled and has not returned since.
|Finland||Melodi Grand Prix||Swedish||Yle Fem|
|Norway||Melodi Grand Prix Junior||Norwegian/Sami||NRK|
List of contests
|2002||Denmark||Razz||"Kickflipper"||27 April||Camilla Ottesen, Josefine Sundström & Stian Barsnes||Forum Copenhagen||Copenhagen|
|2006||Denmark||SEB||"Tro på os to"||25 November||Therese Merkel & Henrik Johnson||SVT Television Centre||Stockholm|
|2007||Norway||Celine Helgemo||"Bæstevænna"||24 November||Nadia Hasnaoui & Stian Barsnes||Oslo Spektrum||Oslo|
|2008||Norway||The BlackSheeps||"Oro jaska beana"||29 November||Jakob Riising & Signe Lindkvist||Århus Music Studio||Aarhus|
|2009||Sweden||Ulrik Munther||"En vanlig dag"||28 November||Ola Lindholm||SVT Television Centre||Stockholm|
|Rank||Country||First place||Second place||Third place||Total|
- MGP Junior, Denmark's national MGP competition
- Melodi Grand Prix Junior, Norway's national MGP competition
- Lilla Melodifestivalen, Swedish national MGP competition
- Junior Eurovision Song Contest, an pan-European version of the concept
- "News - Scandinavian JESC pull-out". ESC Today. 18 April 2006. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
- "Stopp for MGP Nordic" [Stop MGP Nordic] (in Norwegian). VG. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
- Hætta, Mathis (November 10, 2009). "The BlackSheeps geasuhii" [The BlackSheeps a popular draw] (in Northern Sami). Ávvir. Retrieved February 27, 2010.
- "Sverige knep segern i Melodi Grand Prix Nordic" [Sweden wins the Melodi Grand Prix Nordic] (in Swedish). YLE Svenska. November 28, 2009. Retrieved February 27, 2010.