Greece in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
|Member station||Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi (ERT)|
|National selection events|
|Best result||6th: 2005|
|Worst result||Last: 2007|
|Greece's page at Eurovision.tv|
| For the most recent participation see|
Greece in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Greece's first entry was eight-year-old Nicolas Ganopoulos with the song "Fili gia panda", which came eight for Greece. Greece's best entry in the contest was in 2005 when Alexandros and Kalli came sixth for Greece with "Tora einai i seira mas". Greece's worst result was in 2007, when Made In Greece came 17th and last with only 14 points.
It was revealed in October 2008 that Greek broadcaster ERT was considering a withdrawal from the 2009 contest after five years of participation due of the relatively low television ratings for the Contest and an objection to "using" children. ERT officially withdrew in late April 2009 citing the economic crisis at the time as a factor.
In January 2014, it was reported that NERIT were interested in taking part, taking over from defunct broadcaster ERT. However, it was later confirmed that they would continue their absence from the competition.
|Nicolas Ganopoulos||"Fili gia panta" (Φίλοι για πάντα)||Greek||8||53|
|Secret Band||"O palios mou eaftos" (Ο παλιός μου εαυτός)||Greek||9||48|
|Alexandros & Kalli||"Tora einai i seira mas" (Tώρα είναι η σειρά μας)||Greek||6||88|
|Chloe Sofia Boleti||"Den peirazei" (Δεν πειράζει)||Greek||13||35|
|Made In Greece||"Kapou berdeftika" (Κάπου μπερδεύτηκα)||Greek||17 ◁||14|
|Niki Yannouchou||"Kapoia nychta" (Κάποια νύχτα)||Greek||14||19|
Commentators and spokespersonsEdit
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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. The Greek broadcaster, ERT, sent their own commentators to each contest in order to provide commentary in the Greek language. Spokespersons were also chosen by the national broadcaster in order to announce the awarding points from Greece. The table below list the details of each commentator and spokesperson since 2003.
|2003||Masa Fasoula and Nikos Frantseskakis||Chloe Sofia Boleti|
|2006||Renia Tsitsibikou and George Amyras||Alexandros Chountas|
|2007||Marion Mihelidaki||Chloe Sofia Boleti|
|2008||Renia Tsitsibikou and George Amyras||Susan Trepekli|
|2009–2012||No broadcast||Did not participate|
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- Anadioti, Eva (2009-04-24). "ERT officially out of Junior Eurovision 2009". Oikotimes. Archived from the original on 2009-05-30. Retrieved 2009-04-26.
- García, Belén (22 May 2014). "Junior Eurovision: Greece will be back!". Esc-plus.com. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- Granger, Anthony (22 May 2014). "Greece Junior Eurovision return confirmed". Eurovoix.com. NERIT. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
- Granger, Anthony (7 July 2014). "Greece: Will Not Participate In JESC 2014". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
- Fisher, Luke James (21 November 2015). "Tonight: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015!". Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Bulgaria 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
- Zouboulakis, I. (1 November 2003). "Επιλογές / 21:00, ET1 "Eurovision Junior"" [TV choices / 21:00, ET1 "Eurovision Junior"]. To Vima (in Greek). p. 49.
- Mantzilas, Dimitrios (2016-11-18). "Η Ελλάδα στη Junior Eurovision. Οι εθνικοί τελικοί και μερικά trivia" (in Greek). Infe Greece. Retrieved 2017-06-12.