MGP Nordic

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MGP Nordic
Also known as Melodi Grand Prix Nordic
Genre Song contest
Created by DR
Country of origin Denmark
No. of episodes 5 contests
Location(s) Scandinavia
Running time Various
Distributor Nordvision
Original network DR, NRK, SVT (2002–09)
Yle Fem (2007–09)
Original release 27 April 2002 (2002-04-27) – 28 November 2009 (2009-11-28)
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.[1] 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.[2] 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.

National selections[edit]

Country Competition Language Broadcaster
Denmark MGP Junior Danish DR
Finland Melodi Grand Prix Swedish Yle Fem
Norway Melodi Grand Prix Junior Norwegian/Sami NRK
Sweden Lilla Melodifestivalen Swedish SVT

List of contests[edit]

Year Winner Artist Song Date Presenter Venue Location
2002  Denmark Razz "Kickflipper" 27 April Camilla Ottesen, Josefine Sundström & Stian Barsnes Forum Copenhagen Denmark Copenhagen
2006  Denmark SEB "Tro på os to" 25 November Therese Merkel & Henrik Johnson SVT Television Centre Sweden Stockholm
2007  Norway Celine Helgemo "Bæstevænna" 24 November Nadia Hasnaoui & Stian Barsnes Oslo Spektrum Norway Oslo
2008  Norway The BlackSheeps[3] "Oro jaska beana" 29 November Jakob Riising & Signe Lindkvist Århus Music Studio Denmark Aarhus
2009  Sweden Ulrik Munther[4] "En vanlig dag" 28 November Ola Lindholm SVT Television Centre Sweden Stockholm


Rank Country First place Second place Third place Total
1  Denmark 2 2 1 5
2  Norway 2 0 3 5
3  Sweden 1 3 1 5
4  Finland 0 0 1 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "News - Scandinavian JESC pull-out". ESC Today. 18 April 2006. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Stopp for MGP Nordic" [Stop MGP Nordic] (in Norwegian). VG. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Hætta, Mathis (November 10, 2009). "The BlackSheeps geasuhii" [The BlackSheeps a popular draw] (in Northern Sami). Ávvir. Retrieved February 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ "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. 

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