MGP Junior (Danish TV series)

MGP Junior (standing for Melodi Grand Prix) is a Danish song contest for children aged 8 to 15. It originated in 2000 as a spin-off of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, before coming the national selection for the now-extinct MGP Nordic in 2002 and from 2006 to 2009. From 2003 to 2005, MGP Junior was Denmark's national selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, a pan-European version of the format. The songs are performed primarily in Danish and written by the participants themselves. Many past contestants have gone on to be renowned recording artists, such as 2002's Morten Fillipsen, 2003's Anne Gadegaard, and 2014's Emma Pi Hedeboe.

MGP Junior
Country of originDenmark
Original languageDanish
Production
Running timeVaries
Release
Original networkDR
Original release13 April 2000 (2000-04-13) –
present
Chronology
Related showsJunior Eurovision Song Contest

HistoryEdit

MGP was first held in 2000 under the name Børne1erens Melodi Grand Prix, but starting 2001, it was changed to the present name MGP (short for Melodi Grand Prix) but not to be confused with Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, a competition for adult singers to qualify for the Eurovision Song Contest.

In 2002, the idea of MGP for Juniors caught on in other Scandinavian countries and became a pan-Scandinavian Nordic competition under the name MGP Nordic with national selections in Sweden and Norway in addition to the existing Danish MGP (Junior) selection.

In 2003, MGP became even greater, with the EBU holding a European Song Contest at Forum in Copenhagen on 15 November 2003. It was named the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

In 2006, Denmark, Sweden and Norway opted out of the pan-European contest and MGP Nordic resumed. They said their withdrawal from the pan-European competition was in protest to treatment of the competitors in the European version.

In 2007 membership for MGP Nordic expanded to include Finland. In 2010, Denmark's MGP Junior was not held after Sweden pulled out and instead sent their winner to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. DR eventually revived MGP (Junior) in early 2011 and is nowadays held a week before the regular Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.

PresentersEdit

Winners of Danish MGPEdit

Year Venue Date Artist Real Name(s) Song
2000 TV-Byen, Søborg 13 April FemininuM Michala Iben Riis-Vestergaard, Freja Eva Lockenwitz "Sort sort snak"
2001 7 April Sisse Marie Sisse Marie Holzmann Søby "Du har brug for mig"
2002 TV-Byen Studio 3, Copenhagen 23 March Razz Rasmus Ott "Kickflipper"
2003 3 May Anne Gadegaard Anne Mondrup Gadegaard Jensen "Arabiens drøm"
2004 25 September Cool Kids Ibrahim Chouqeir, Niki Popovic, Caroline Forsberg Thybo "Pigen er min"
2005 DR Studio, Aarhus 17 September Nicolai Nicolai Kielstrup "Shake, Shake, Shake"
2006 16 September SEB Sebastian Øberg Nielsen, Tim Braüner, Thomas Drachmann Danielsen "Tro på os to"
2007 15 September Amalie Amalie Høegh "Til solen står op"
2008 Musikhuset, Aarhus 20 September The Johanssons Mattias Johansson, Marcus Johansson "En for alle, alle for en"
2009 DR Studio, Aarhus 26 September Pelle B Pelle Blarke, Freja Bertel "Kun min"
2011 Ballerup Super Arena, Ballerup 5 March Chestnut Avenue Nichlas Paasch, Malthe Deichmann Duckert "Tro på dig selv"
2012 Gigantium, Aalborg 28 January Energy Sarah Katrine Dennig Simonsen, Lea Cecilie Dennig Simonsen, Aksel Lai Thomasbjerg "Jeg bli'r ved"
2013 Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning 2 February Kristian Kristian Dahlgård Mikkelsen "Den første autograf"
2014 Arena Fyn, Odense 15 March Emma Pi Emma Pi Hedeboe "Du ser den anden vej"
2015 Gigantium, Aalborg 14 February Flora Ofelia Flora Ofelia Hofmann Lindahl "Du du du"
2016 Forum, Horsens 20 February Ida & Lærke Ida Helena Karmisholt, Lærke Ohm Sauer "Bar' for vildt"
2017 Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning 4 March Bastian Bastian Lars Andreasen "Frikvarter"
2018 Gigantium, Aalborg 17 February Mille Mille Liendgaard "Til Næste År"
2019 Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning 2 March SODA Dagmar Gad Foss, Sofie Øveraas Broe-Andersen "Bedste veninder"
2020 Royal Arena, Copenhagen 29 February Liva Liva Guldberg Schrøder "Ingen plan B"
2021 DR Byen, Copenhagen[b] 27 February Emilie Emilie Søgaard Bøge "Ikke som de andre piger"
2022 Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning 26 February Emma Emma Lihle Thomsen "Hater"
2023 TBA

MGP album seriesEdit

(Winning song in bold)

The MGP organization has released compilation albums for many years. Many of these album releases have made it to the top of the Danish Albums Chart.

MGP 2000Edit

  • Original title: Børne1erens Melodi Grand Prix
  • Track list
  1. 4x tabere – "Vi fører os frem"
  2. Sandra Elsfort – "Chicoolar"
  3. FeminimuM – "Sort sort snak"
  4. Cecilie Jensen – "Du tog det hele fra mig"
  5. SIXPACK – "Gone"

MGP 2001Edit

  • Full title: MGP 2001: De unges Melodi Grand Prix (back cover)
  • Track list
  1. Three In One – "Du Kan Sige Ja-Ja"
  2. Tøsepigerne – "Ti Amo"
  3. Shit Kid – "Når Vi Sparker Biiip"
  4. Hope – "Den Første Store Kærlighed"
  5. Bips'n Chips – "Computersangen"
  6. Krate – "Drømmeland"
  7. Cocktail – "Uma Ma"
  8. Michelle Siel – "Himlen Danser Sort"
  9. Zabian Zoul – "Du Er Min Kærlighed"
  10. Sisse – "Du Har Brug For Mig"

MGP 2002Edit

  • Full title: MGP 2002: De unges Melodi Grand Prix
  • Track list
  1. Emma – "Du er den som jeg vil ha'"
  2. Simon – "Alene"
  3. Pay Off – "Dig og mig"
  4. Team Theis – "Turbofluen"
  5. Alexandra & Charlotte – "Venskaber"
  6. Razz – "Kickflipper"
  7. Linette – "Klappesangen"
  8. Heartbeat – "Din kærlighed"
  9. Morten Fillipsen – "Du er ikke som de andre pi'r"
  10. Monica – "Bare jeg ku' Forklare"

MGP 2003Edit

  • Full title: MGP 2003: De unges Melodi Grand Prix
  • Track list
  1. Julie og Sofie – "Vi er venner"
  2. Eby – "Jeg er den jeg er"
  3. B-Boys – "Vi gi'r den op"
  4. Linette – "Den eneste ene"
  5. Tue – "Ta' mig som jeg er"
  6. Shout – "Jeg tror, det kaldes kærlighed"
  7. Alexander – "Super sød sag"
  8. Nanna – "Er der nogen der ved"
  9. Sami – "Hvad hvis nu"
  10. Anne – "Arabiens drøm"

MGP 2004Edit

  • Full title: MGP 2004: De unges Melodi Grand Prix
  • Track list
  1. Simone – "Hvorfor gik du din vej?"
  2. Green Kidz – "På en grøn grøn sommerdag"
  3. G=Beat – "Buster Buster"
  4. Frigg – "Jeg ka' li' det"
  5. Cool Kids – "Pigen er min"
  6. Line Rømer – "Stop Stop"
  7. Amalie og Frederikke – "Tænker på et kram"
  8. Cozy – "Helt speciel"
  9. Nico & Julie – "Første blik"
  10. C-Kat – "Det er helt utroligt"

MGP 2005Edit

  • Full title: MGP 2005: De unges Melodi Grand Prix
  • Track list
  1. Nanna & Annisette - "Venindetanker"
  2. Marieke - "Musikken"
  3. Lucas - "Fest Her"
  4. Jeans - "Jeg kan nemlig godt li dig"
  5. Karoline & Zoe - "Et Stjerneskud"
  6. LBS - "Superman"
  7. Signe K - "Kære fru lærer"
  8. Twiz - "Du må forstå"
  9. Julia - "Sol og Sommer"
  10. Nicolai- "Shake shake shake"

MGP 2006Edit

  • Full title: MGP 2006: De unges Melodi Grand Prix
  • Track list
  1. Lulu-Ley – "Det bedste jeg ved"
  2. FOZ'N'S – "Mit hood"
  3. C-Power – "S, P eller K"
  4. The Rollings – "Skal vi vædde?"
  5. WeMix – "Få din boogie på"
  6. Pippi Punk – "De gamle damer"
  7. SEB – "Tro på os to"
  8. Lil G – "Penge"
  9. MAMS – "Bang Bang"
  10. SMSJKM – "Der var en dreng, der ku' li' en pige"

MGP 2007Edit

  • Full title: MGP 2007: De unges Melodi Grand Prix
  • Peak position: #1 (for 2 weeks in September/October 2007)
  • Track list
  1. Glitter – "Vi breaker"
  2. Mathias – "Party"
  3. DK-Tøserne – "Vi er gode venner"
  4. Game Over – "Drømmelandet"
  5. efeA-5 – "Oliver"
  6. Da Boyz – "Super Snap"
  7. Hjerteglimmer – "Hjerteveninder"
  8. Kristian D-nay – "Pigen jeg kan li'"
  9. Amalie – "Til solen står op"
  10. The Rollers – "Charlotte"

MGP 2008Edit

  • Full title: MGP 2008: Det er bare noget vi leger
  • Peak position: #1 (for 3 weeks in October 2008)
  • Track list
  1. Filotte – "Rockstar"
  2. The Johanssons – "En for alle, alle for en"
  3. Fivo Nivo – "Hallo"
  4. The Ugly Ducklings – "Kaospigen"
  5. Play-Full – "Vi Chiller"
  6. The Emilies – "Lige meget hvad"
  7. Zigi – "Hey Hey"
  8. S.P. Mix – "Danse natten lang"
  9. Årgang 93 – "Kun om mig"
  10. Sandra Monique – "Hola Chica"

MGP 2009Edit

  • First contest without in-studio band
  • Full title: MGP 2009: Det er bare noget vi leger
  • Peak position: #1 (for 2 weeks in October 2009)
  • Track list
  1. Vi2 – "Brug for dig"
  2. Niclas – "Fyr den af"
  3. Engledrys – "Familien, min bedste ven"
  4. Anna – "Jeg kunne alt"
  5. The Futures – "Min MSN ven"
  6. Tøserne Fra Tredje – "Venner"
  7. Diamond Souls – "Kom vis dem hva' du ka'"
  8. Caroline – "Fanget i et eventyr"
  9. Pelle B – "Kun min"
  10. Sarah Julia – "Gi' mig sommer og sol"
  11. MGP Allstars 2009 – "Det er bare noget, vi leger!" (first joint song)

MGP 2011Edit

  • Peak position: #1 (for 5 weeks in March/April 2011)
  • Track list
  1. Emol, R-B-G: "Vores Verden"
  2. Kastanie – "Sara og Felicia"
  3. Chestnut Avenue – "Tro på dig selv"
  4. Cooly Girly – "Hvis jeg havde dig…"
  5. ZAK – "Kan du føle den"
  6. Nina – "Her ved mit klaver"
  7. Joy Joy – "Lattergas"
  8. Isabella – "Rockstar"
  9. Chanlex – "Min egen Maria"
  10. Chokit – "Ta' dig nu sammen du"
  11. MGP Allstars 2011 – "Fantalastisk"

MGP 2012Edit

  • Peak position: #1 (for 6 weeks in February/March 2012)
  • Track list
  1. The Allstars – "De hotteste kærester"
  2. Astrid – "Et kvarter"
  3. De to Amigos – "Mig og min amigo"
  4. Sofie – "En lille del af dig"
  5. Josephine – Kærestebrev
  6. MC Vernes – "Bedre tider på vej"
  7. Energy – "Jeg bli'r ved"
  8. Sille – "En sidste kærlighedståre"
  9. Freja-Bella – "Jeg elsker at drømme"
  10. Moriwa – "Kom alle venner"
  11. MGP Allstars 2012 – "Nul komma snart"

MGP 2013Edit

  • Peak position: #1 (starting February 2013)
  • Track list
  1. Artbreakers – "Skolefest"
  2. Kristian – "Den første autograf"
  3. Joli – "Mens du ung"
  4. Julie and the Jets – "Lad os følges ad"
  5. Hugo & Elliot – "Håndværkerrøv" (feat. Stereo Moves)
  6. Silmania – 'Følelser"
  7. Sofia and the Sugarcubes – "Når dine øjne, de smiler"
  8. 3Kløver – "Mit et og alt"
  9. Cindy & Sofie – "Helt alene"
  10. Cecilie – "Ingen som dig"
  11. MGP Allstars 2013 – "Hvor drømme bli'r til virkelighed"

MGP 2014Edit

  • Track list
  1. Lærke – "Så Ta' Den Dog"
  2. Marius – "Dig Og Mig"
  3. The Cone Zone – "Den Sure Nabo"
  4. Benedikte K. & The Sisters – "Det' For Sent Nu"
  5. Marcus – "Julie"
  6. Emma Pi – "Du Ser Den Anden Vej"
  7. The Lucis – "Aldrig Gå Din Vej"
  8. Simone & Anemone – "Drømmeland"
  9. Black Moon – "Fun in the Summer"
  10. Chili – "Ikke Uden Dig"
  11. MGP Allstars 2014 – "Din Melodi"

MGP 2015Edit

  • Track list
  1. UZZ – "Op Til Månen"
  2. The Tumbles – "Sommer i Danmark"
  3. Flora Ofelia – "Du Du Du"
  4. Tyrhan – "Tro på dig selv"
  5. Dicte – "Du Må Ikke Gå Fra Mig"
  6. Lady Birdz – "En Dag"
  7. Caroline Sophia – "Mer' End Bare Venner"
  8. Tyrees Tyr - "Guldet"
  9. Ten Eyes – "Hun Er Alt For Perfekt"
  10. Emma Rosa – "Du Er En Vinder"
  11. MGP Allstars 2015 – "Ramt af MGP"

MGP 2016Edit

  • Track list
  1. Sofie & Augusta – "Den sødeste dreng"
  2. Bølle – "Ballade"
  3. Edda – "Helt Okay"
  4. Meeh – "Os 2 For Altid"
  5. TEENAGERS – "Teenagers"
  6. Froja & Sarah – "Hvor bliver du af?"
  7. Ida – "Min egen sang"
  8. JEEN – "Jeg savner dig"
  9. Ida og Lærke – "Bar' for vildt"
  10. Phillip – "Kongensgade"
  11. MGP Allstars 2016 – "Vores MGP"

MGP 2017Edit

  • Track list
  1. Good Harmony - "Den Fedeste Dag"
  2. Amanda - "Stop Dit Drilleri"
  3. JEPPANNA - "Jeg Kan Gøre, Hvad Jeg Vil"
  4. Minna - "Ligesome I Alle Film"
  5. Oskar - "Danmark"
  6. Caroline Selma - "Mega Irriterende"
  7. Maja & Annika - "Ikke Mere"
  8. Bastian - "Frikvarter"
  9. Frida Oline - "Måden, Det Bli'r Sagt På"
  10. Edward - "Dans Med Mig"
  11. MGP Allstars 2017 - "Vi Gør Det Igen"

MGP 2018Edit

  • Track list
  1. Ella, Klara & Sidsel - "Godt at Være Venner"
  2. The One & Only Boyband - "Dine Rettigheder"
  3. Melissa & Victoria - "Jeg Elsker Dig"
  4. Mille - "Til Næste År"
  5. Toby Oby - "Youtube"
  6. The Angels - "Her & Nu"
  7. A&T - "Det Du Gør"
  8. Milo - "Se Mig"
  9. Thea og Rita - "Hvis Børn Ku,Bestemme"
  10. Celina - "Maskebal"
  11. Ultra - "Sang nr.11" (Made by the host channel)
  12. MGP Allstars 2018 - "På Vingerne"

MGP 2019Edit

  • Track list
  1. Astrid - "Når jeg danser"
  2. Elio - "Musik gør mig glad"
  3. Olivia - "Min drøm"
  4. Alma Sophie - "Rulle skøjteløb"
  5. Kiyan - "Stilen er ekstra"
  6. SODA - "Bedste veninder"
  7. The Wave - "DEn nYE treND"
  8. Johannes - "Sig det nu"
  9. Lisa & Xenia - "Ham, som troede"
  10. Karla Sofie - "Vild med dig"
  11. MGP Allstars 2019 - "kontrol"

MGP 2020Edit

  • Track list
  1. JAAIIL - "Superhelten"
  2. Karla & Liva - "Brug din fantasi"
  3. Julie - "Stjernen i det blå"
  4. Siff - "Mit hjerte der griner"
  5. Mynthe - "Syng det ud"
  6. Liva - "Ingen plan B"
  7. William - "Stjerneskud"
  8. D&A - "Boomdabah Basta"
  9. MGP Allstars 2020 - "Du ved hvad der skal ske"

MGP 2021Edit

  • Track list
  1. Mikkel - "Jeg tror på kærlighed"
  2. Alva & Noemi - "Følg dine drømme"
  3. Emilie - "Ikke som de andre piger"
  4. Justin Le - "Lægger planer"
  5. Bubble Girls - "Pinlig"
  6. Adede - "Inden i mig"
  7. Tinke & The Winkies - "Regnbuer"
  8. Super Brothers - "Vi vil ha lov"
  9. MGP Allstars 2021 - "MGP Gør Dig Flyvende"

MGP 2022Edit

  • Track list
  1. 7even - "Min mobil"
  2. Jonas Funk - "Ud til verdens ende"
  3. Alohomora - "Drenge og piger"
  4. Isso - "Mamacita"
  5. Emma - "Hater"
  6. Luma - "Fri"
  7. The Raptiles - "Popcorn"
  8. The Specials - "Som vi er"
  9. MGP Allstars 2022 - "Vi er så MGP"

See alsoEdit

  1. ^ For the 2014 contest, Joakim only hosted in the greenroom. He was a main host the for the next two years.
  2. ^ The venue was empty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.