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).
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006|
|Let The Music Play|
|Final||2 December 2006|
|Venue||Sala Polivalentă, Bucharest, Romania|
|Presenter(s)||Andreea Marin Bănică,|
|Directed by||Dan Manoliu|
|Executive supervisor||Svante Stockselius|
|Executive producer||Irina Radu|
|Host broadcaster||Televiziunea Română (TVR)|
|Opening act||Various circus style dancers and performers including an appearance by Mihai Trăistariu followed by a flag parade introducing the 15 participating countries|
|Interval act||Ksenia Sitnik,|
Break-dancing + traditional Romanian dancing and a remix of the last 3 Romanian participants at JESC.
|Number of entries||15|
|Debuting countries|| Portugal|
|Non-returning countries|| Denmark|
Serbia and Montenegro
|Voting system||Each country awards 1–8, 10, and 12 points to their 10 favourite songs|
|Winning song|| Russia|
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".
Bidding phase and host selectionEdit
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.
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. 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. Croatia withdrew the following year and would not participate for seven years until they returned in 2014.
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. 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.
|01||Portugal||Pedro Madeira||"Deixa-me sentir"||Portuguese||14||22|
|02||Cyprus||Luis Panagiotou & Christina Christofi||"Agoria koritsia" (Αγόρια κορίτσια)||Greek||8||58|
|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||"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|
|15||Russia||Tolmachevy Twins||"Vesenniy Jazz" (Весенний джаз)||Russian||1||154|
|The table is ordered by appearance|
All countries automatically receive 12 points
Below is a summary of all 12 points received:
|7||Russia||Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Ukraine|
|3||Belarus||Malta, Portugal, Russia|
- 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
- Portugal – Joana Galo Costa
- Cyprus – George Ioannidies (Cypriot representative in 2007)
- Netherlands – Tess Gaerthe (Dutch representative in 2005)
- Romania – Andrea Nastase
- Ukraine – Assol Gumenyuk
- Spain – Lucía
- Serbia – Milica Stanišić
- Malta – Jack Curtis
- Macedonia – Denis Dimoski (Macedonian representative in 2005)
- Sweden – Amy Diamond
- Greece – Alexandros Chountas (Greek representative in 2005 with Kalli Georgelli)
- Belarus – Liza Anton-Baychuk
- Belgium – Sander Cliquet
- Croatia – Lorena Jelusić (Croatian representative in 2005)
- Russia – Roman Kerimov
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- Ukraine – Timur Miroshnychenko (NTU)
- Spain – Fernando Argenta and Lucho (TVE)
- Belgium – Ilse Van Hoecke and Jelle Cleymans (VRT)
- Russia – Olga Shelest (RTR)
- Sweden – Adam Alsing (TV4)
- Netherlands – Sipke Jan Bousema (AVRO)
- Serbia – Duška Vučinić-Lučić (RTS2)
- Macedonia – Milanka Rašik (MTV 1)
- Cyprus – Kyriakos Pastides (CyBC)
- Belarus – Denis Kurian (BTRC)
- Greece – Renia Tsitsibikou and George Amyras (ERT)
- Portugal – Isabel Angelino (RTP)
- Romania – Ioana Isopecu and Alexandru Nagy (TVR1)
- Malta – Valerie Vella (PBS)
- Croatia – TBC (HRT)
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.
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006|
|Compilation album by|
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest chronology|
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.
|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 (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|
|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 (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|
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