Denmark in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Denmark has competed in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest three times. Danish broadcaster DR hosted the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003, having developed the contest's predecessor MGP Nordic.[1]

Denmark
Denmark
Member stationDR
National selection eventsMGP
Participation summary
Appearances3
First appearance2003
Last appearance2005
Best result4th: 2005
Worst result5th: 2003, 2004
External links
Denmark's page at Eurovision.tv
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Denmark in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005

HistoryEdit

Having come in the top five in the first three contests, DR decided not to participate in the contest from 2006 onwards to continue with MGP Nordic alongside Sweden's SVT and Norway's NRK.[2] In 2007, DR revealed that they had no plans to return to the contest, being happy with the MGP Nordic competition.[3]

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) had previously been negotiating with commercial broadcasters to replace the Nordic broadcasters at Junior Eurovision. TV 2 has said however that they had no plans to return Denmark to Junior Eurovision.[4]

On 17 February 2018, it was reported that the EBU is calling on Danish broadcaster Denmarks Radio (DR) to return to Junior Eurovision after a 13-year break.[5]

ParticipationEdit

Year Artist Song Language Place Points
Anne Gadegaard "Arabiens drøm" Danish 5 93
Cool Kids "Pigen er min" Danish 5 116
Nicolai Kielstrup "Shake Shake Shake" Danish, English 4 121

Commentators and spokespersonsEdit

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 Danish broadcaster, DR, sent their own commentators to each contest in order to provide commentary in the Danish language. Spokespersons were also chosen by the national broadcaster in order to announce the awarding points from Denmark. The table below list the details of each commentator and spokesperson since 2003.

Year(s) Commentator Spokesperson
2003 Nicolai Molbech TBC
2004 Anne Gadegaard
2005 Caroline Forsberg Thybo
20062020 No broadcast Did not participate

HostingsEdit

Year Location Venue Presenters
2003 Copenhagen Forum Copenhagen Camilla Ottesen and Remee

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Copenhagen 2003". junioreurovision.tv. Archived from the original on 2008-07-09. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
  2. ^ "Scandinavian JESC pull-out". ESCToday. 18 April 2006. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  3. ^ Viniker, Barry (2006-12-07). "Denmark: No return to JESC in 2007". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-06-10.
  4. ^ Bakker, Sietse (2006-04-20). "Junior: 'Commercial channels to take part'". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-06-10.
  5. ^ Granger, Anthony (17 February 2018). "Denmark: EBU Wants To See Country's Return to Junior Eurovision". Eurovoix.
  6. ^ Fisher, Luke James (21 November 2015). "Tonight: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015!". Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Bulgaria 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.