Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was the fourth edition of the annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest for young singers aged 8 to 15. On 2 December 2006, the contest was broadcast live from Bucharest, Romania making it the second time the contest had been held in a capital city. It was organised by the Romanian national broadcaster, Romanian Television (TVR), in co-operation with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).[1]

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006
Let The Music Play
Final2 December 2006
VenueSala Polivalentă, Bucharest, Romania
Presenter(s)Andreea Marin Bănică,
Ioana Ivan
Directed byDan Manoliu
Executive supervisorSvante Stockselius
Executive producerIrina Radu
Host broadcasterTeleviziunea Română (TVR)
Opening actVarious circus style dancers and performers including an appearance by Mihai Trăistariu followed by a flag parade introducing the 15 participating countries
Interval actKsenia Sitnik,
Break-dancing + traditional Romanian dancing and a remix of the last 3 Romanian participants at JESC.
Websitejunioreurovision.tv/event/bucharest-2006 Edit this at Wikidata
Number of entries15
Debuting countries Portugal
Returning countries Cyprus
Non-returning countries Denmark
 Serbia and Montenegro
 United Kingdom
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         Participating countries     Countries that participated in the past but not in 2006
Voting systemEach country awards 1–8, 10, and 12 points to their 10 favourite songs
Nul pointsNone
Winning song Russia
"Vesenniy Jazz"
2005 ← Junior Eurovision Song Contest → 2007

The show was broadcast live in the competing countries, as well as Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Australian television channel Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) that acquired the rights for broadcasting the show, which was broadcast on 1 January 2007. This was Serbia's first participation in a Eurovision event as an independent nation. The contest was won by The Tolmachevy Twins from Russia with the song "Vesenniy Jazz".


Locations of the bidding countries. The eliminated countries are marked in red. The chosen host country is marked in blue.

Bidding phase and host selectionEdit

TVR won the rights of hosting the contest over AVRO of the Netherlands (who hosted the next contest).[1] Croatia also expressed an interest in hosting this contest.[2]


Sala Polivalentă in Bucharest, venue of the 2006 contest.

Polyvalent Hall from Bucharest (Romanian: Sala Polivalentă din București) is a multi-purpose hall in Bucharest, Romania, located in the Tineretului Park. It is used for concerts, indoor sports such as tennis, gymnastics, dance, handball, volleyball, basketball, weightlifting, combat sports and professional wrestling. The hall was opened in 1974 but has since been renovated. It has a maximum seating capacity of 12,000 for concerts and 6,000 for handball.


Originally 16 countries had initially signed up for the contest but one unspecified country later dropped out.[3]

Broadcasting in BelgiumEdit

Radio télévision belge de la communauté française (RTBF) of the French-speaking Wallonia in Belgium left the contest this year after co-hosting the previous edition with Flemish broadcaster Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT). They claimed that continuing with the contest was not in their interests financially.[4] The viewing figures for the 2005 contest for RTBF were also low. Belgium continued to be represented at the contest by VRT.

2007 Croatian withdrawalEdit

Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT) of Croatia announced that they would withdraw from the 2007 edition and future contests, as otherwise they would have faced a fine from the EBU as they did not screen this year's event live and did not broadcast it on a nationally available network, instead airing it on satellite-only channel HRT Plus. Broadcasters previously had to screen the event live and on a channel available to the majority of the public however this rule was scrapped in 2007.[5] Croatia withdrew the following year and would not participate for seven years until they returned in 2014.

Withdrawn countriesEdit

The Scandinavian broadcasters; DR of Denmark, Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK) of Norway and Sveriges Television (SVT) of Sweden; decided to withdraw from the contest for various reasons, one being that the content put too much pressure on the participating children. Instead they staged a solely Scandinavian contest called Melodi Grand Prix Nordic in Stockholm, as they did in 2002. However, Sweden did participate, which was quite unexpected since they placed 15th all earlier years, with commercial broadcaster TV4 supplying Sweden's entry. This meant that Sweden participated in both contests.

ITV, the United Kingdom broadcaster of the contest from 2003 up until and including 2005, withdrew from the contest, after they were originally given the rights to broadcast it when the BBC declined the offer. In 2003, they broadcast the contest on main channel ITV, relegating it to ITV2 for the next two years due to bad viewer ratings, before their complete withdrawal in 2006.

Monaco had stated an interest to take part in the contest, however did not take part in the contest.[6] Latvia also withdrew, mainly due to financial reasons. However they briefly returned to the contest in 2010 and 2011.

Serbia and Montenegro participated in the 2005 contest, but since then, Montenegro voted for independence. The EBU gave their national broadcaster, Radio televizija Crne Gore (RTCG), extra time to decide whether or not to participate, but they finally declined the invitation. It wasn't until 2014 that they would start participating in the Junior Eurovision.


Draw Country Artist Song Language Place Points
01   Portugal Pedro Madeira "Deixa-me sentir" Portuguese 14 22
02   Cyprus Luis Panagiotou & Christina Christofi "Agoria koritsia" (Αγόρια κορίτσια) Greek 8 58
03   Netherlands Kimberly Nieuwenhuis "Goed" Dutch 12 44
04   Romania New Star Music "Povestea mea" Romanian 6 80
05   Ukraine Nazar Slyusarchuk "Khlopchyk Rock 'n' Roll" (Хлопчик рок н рол) Ukrainian 9 58
06   Spain Dani Fernández "Te doy mi voz" Spanish 4 90
07   Serbia Neustrašivi učitelji stranih jezika [sr] "Učimo strane jezike" (Учимо стране језике) Serbian, English1 5 81
08   Malta Sophie Debattista "Extra Cute" English 11 48
09   Macedonia Zana Aliu "Vljubena" (Вљубена) Macedonian 15 14
10   Sweden Molly Sandén "Det finaste någon kan få" Swedish 3 116
11   Greece Chloe Sofia Boleti "Den peirazei" (Δεν πειράζει) Greek 13 35
12   Belarus Andrey Kunets "Noviy den" (Новый день) Russian 2 129
13   Belgium Thor! "Een tocht door het donker" Dutch 7 71
14   Croatia Mateo Đido "Lea" Croatian 10 50
15   Russia Tolmachevy Twins "Vesenniy Jazz" (Весенний джаз) Russian 1 154


1.^ Contains only 2 lines of chorus in Serbian, while 24 lines of verses are mostly sung in English and a few lines are sung in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.

Score sheetEdit

Total score
Portugal 22 7 3
Cyprus 58 3 2 3 5 3 3 3 12 6 6
Netherlands 44 5 8 2 8 6 3
Romania 80 6 8 1 4 12 4 2 6 7 7 3 2 4 2
Ukraine 58 5 2 4 6 5 4 8 1 3 8
Spain 90 7 5 7 8 6 3 1 8 8 5 7 7 1 5
Serbia 81 2 4 5 5 7 2 7 10 4 1 5 5 5 7
Malta 48 1 1 3 1 1 1 7 5 3 2 4 7
Macedonia 14 2
Sweden 116 8 7 12 7 8 4 8 10 2 6 10 10 2 10
Greece 35 12 1 7 3
Belarus 129 12 6 4 10 10 8 6 12 5 10 8 6 8 12
Belgium 71 4 3 8 6 3 5 2 6 1 1 2 4 10 4
Croatia 50 6 2 10 12 6 1 1
Russia 154 10 10 10 12 12 10 12 4 4 12 10 12 12 12
The table is ordered by appearance
All countries automatically receive 12 points

12 pointsEdit

Below is a summary of all 12 points received:

N. Contestant Voting nation
7 Russia Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Ukraine
3 Belarus Malta, Portugal, Russia
1 Croatia Macedonia
Cyprus Greece
Greece Cyprus
Romania Spain
Sweden Netherlands
  • All countries were given 12 points at the start of voting. This was so no country got nul points.

International broadcasts and votingEdit

Voting and spokespersonsEdit


Participating countriesEdit

Non-participating countriesEdit

Other countriesEdit

For a country to be eligible for potential participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, it needs to be an active member of the EBU. It is currently unknown whether the EBU issue invitations of participation to all 56 active members like they do for the Eurovision Song Contest.

  •   Armenia – Armenian broadcaster ARMTV were negotiating with the EBU to debut. However, plans never came to fruition and they debuted a year later.

Official albumEdit

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006
Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 2006
  • 36:05 (CD 1)
  • 36:05 (CD 2)
Junior Eurovision Song Contest chronology
Junior Eurovision Song Contest - 05
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006
Junior 07 Eurovision Song Contest

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006, is a compilation album put together by the European Broadcasting Union, and was released by Universal Music Group in November 2006. The album features all the songs from the 2006 contest, along with karaoke versions.

CD 1
1."Deixa-me sentir"Pedro Madeira (Portugal)2:46
2."Agoria koritsia"Luis Panagiotou & Christina Christofi (Cyprus)2:41
3."Goed"Kimberly Nieuwenhuis (Netherlands)2:46
4."Povestea mea"New Star Music (Romania)2:31
5."Khlopchyk Rock 'n' Roll"Nazar Slyusarchuk (Ukraine)2:48
6."Te doy mi voz"Dani (Spain)2:45
7."Učimo strane jezike"Neustrašivi učitelji stranih jezika [sr] (Serbia)2:32
8."Extra Cute"Sophie Debattista (Malta)2:43
9."Vljubena"Zana Aliu (Macedonia)2:45
10."Det finaste någon kan få"Molly Sandén (Sweden)2:42
11."Den peirazei"Chloe Sofia Boleti (Greece)2:48
12."Noviy den"Andrey Kunets (Belarus)2:40
13."Een tocht door het donker"Thor! (Belgium)2:27
14."Lea"Mateo Đido (Croatia)2:34
15."Vesenniy Jazz"Tolmachevy Twins (Russia)2:37
Total length:36:05
CD 2
1."Deixa-me sentir" (Karaoke version)Pedro Madeira (Portugal)2:46
2."Agoria koritsia" (Karaoke version)Luis Panagiotou & Christina Christofi (Cyprus)2:41
3."Goed" (Karaoke version)Kimberly Nieuwenhuis (Netherlands)2:46
4."Povestea mea" (Karaoke version)New Star Music (Romania)2:31
5."Khlopchyk Rock 'n' Roll" (Karaoke version)Nazar Slyusarchuk (Ukraine)2:48
6."Te doy mi voz" (Karaoke version)Dani (Spain)2:45
7."Učimo strane jezike" (Karaoke version)Neustrašivi učitelji stranih jezika [sr] (Serbia)2:32
8."Extra Cute" (Karaoke version)Sophie Debattista (Malta)2:43
9."Vljubena" (Karaoke version)Zana Aliu (Macedonia)2:45
10."Det finaste någon kan få" (Karaoke version)Molly Sandén (Sweden)2:42
11."Den peirazei" (Karaoke version)Chloe Sofia Boleti (Greece)2:48
12."Noviy den" (Karaoke version)Andrey Kunets (Belarus)2:40
13."Een tocht door het donker" (Karaoke version)Thor! (Belgium)2:27
14."Lea" (Karaoke version)Mateo Đido (Croatia)2:34
15."Vesenniy Jazz" (Karaoke version)Tolmachevy Twins (Russia)2:37
Total length:36:05

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Serbia had taken part, in the 2005 contest, as part of Serbia and Montenegro, but this was their first participation as an independent nation.


  1. ^ a b "'EBU Confirms: Romania to host Junior 2006'". Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  2. ^ 'Croatia and Romania want to host junior 2006' Archived 2006-11-16 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "'EBU: 16 countries signed up for Junior 2006'". Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  4. ^ "'RTBF withdraws from Junior contest'". ESC Today. 29 November 2005. Retrieved 2008-06-22.
  5. ^ "ESC Today article on withdrawal of Croatia". ESC Today. 20 January 2007. Archived from the original on 3 April 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Eurovision Monaco plans junior participation in 2006 - ESCToday.com". 22 July 2005. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  7. ^ «Дитяче Євробачення» як взірець для дорослого (in Ukrainian). Telekritika. 5 December 2006. Retrieved 2008-05-03.
  8. ^ "Eurovision Israel getting into the JESC spirit". ESC Today. 22 November 2007. Retrieved 2 August 2018.

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