Greece in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Greece has sent six entries to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, entering at the first contest in 2003.

Greece
Greece
Member stationEllinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi (ERT)
National selection events
Eurovision Junior
  • 2003–2008
Participation summary
Appearances6
First appearance2003
Last appearance2008
Best result6th: 2005
Worst resultLast: 2007
External links
Greece's page at Eurovision.tv
Song contest current event.png 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.

HistoryEdit

2009Edit

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.[1] ERT officially withdrew in late April 2009 citing the economic crisis at the time as a factor.[2]

2014Edit

In January 2014, it was reported that NERIT were interested in taking part, taking over from defunct broadcaster ERT.[3][4] However, it was later confirmed that they would continue their absence from the competition.[5]

ParticipationEdit

Table key
Last place
Year Artist Song Language Place Points
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

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 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.

Year(s) Commentator Spokesperson Ref.
2003 Masa Fasoula and Nikos Frantseskakis Chloe Sofia Boleti
2004 TBC Kalli Georgelli
2005 TBC George Koutsogiannis
2006 Renia Tsitsibikou and George Amyras Alexandros Chountas
2007 Marion Mihelidaki Chloe Sofia Boleti
2008 Renia Tsitsibikou and George Amyras Susan Trepekli
20092012 No broadcast Did not participate
2013 TBC
20142020 No broadcast

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Andrikopoulou, Natalia (2008-10-13). "Θέλουν να… ξεφορτωθούν τη Eurovision Junior" (in Greek). Eleftheros Typos. Retrieved 2008-12-04.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ García, Belén (22 May 2014). "Junior Eurovision: Greece will be back!". Esc-plus.com. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  4. ^ Granger, Anthony (22 May 2014). "Greece Junior Eurovision return confirmed". Eurovoix.com. NERIT. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  5. ^ Granger, Anthony (7 July 2014). "Greece: Will Not Participate In JESC 2014". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  6. ^ Fisher, Luke James (21 November 2015). "Tonight: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015!". Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Bulgaria 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  7. ^ Zouboulakis, I. (1 November 2003). "Επιλογές / 21:00, ET1 "Eurovision Junior"" [TV choices / 21:00, ET1 "Eurovision Junior"]. To Vima (in Greek). p. 49.
  8. ^ a b Mantzilas, Dimitrios (2016-11-18). "Η Ελλάδα στη Junior Eurovision. Οι εθνικοί τελικοί και μερικά trivia" (in Greek). Infe Greece. Retrieved 2017-06-12.