Norway in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Member stationNRK
National selection eventsMelodi Grand Prix Junior
Participation summary
First appearance2003
Last appearance2005
Best result3rd: 2005
Worst result13th: 2003, 2004
External links
Norway's page at
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Norway in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005

Norway has participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest three times, and was the host of the 2004 Contest, where it was held in the Norwegian city of Lillehammer.

Norway's best result in the contest came in 2005, when Malin Reitan came third for Norway with the song "Sommer og skolefri". In 2006, NRK decided to withdraw from the contest, along with Sweden's SVT and Denmark's DR due to a rule change that allowed professional kids to participate. Instead the Scandinavian broadcasters revived MGP Nordic, previously held in 2002.[1] Norway has not participated in the contest since.


Table key
Second place
Third place
Last place
Year Artist Song Language Place Points
2003 2U "Sinnsykt gal forelsket" Norwegian 13 18
2004 @lek "En stjerne skal jeg bli" Norwegian 13 12
2005 Malin Reitan "Sommer og skolefri" Norwegian 3 123
Did not participate from 2006 to 2019


Broadcasts and voting[edit]

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

The contests are broadcast online worldwide through the official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website and YouTube. In 2015, the online broadcasts featured commentary in English by editor Luke Fisher and 2011 Bulgarian Junior Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ivan Ivanov.[2] The Norwegian broadcaster, NRK, sent their own commentators to each contest in order to provide commentary in the Norwegian language. Spokespersons were also chosen by the national broadcaster in order to announce the awarding points from Norway. The table below list the details of each commentator and spokesperson since 2003.

Year(s) Commentator Spokesperson
2003 Stian Barsnes-Simonsen TBC
2004 Jonna Støme Ida
2005 Nadia Hasnaoui Karoline Wendelborg
Did not participate between 2006 to 2017

Voting history[edit]

The tables below shows Norway's top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2005:


Year Location Venue Presenters
2004 Lillehammer Håkons Hall Nadia Hasnaoui and Stian Barsnes-Simonsen

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Scandinavian JESC pull-out". ESCToday. 18 April 2006. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-04-19. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Fisher, Luke James (21 November 2015). "Tonight: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015!". Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Bulgaria 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.

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