Norway in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Norway has participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest three times, and was the host of the 2004 Contest, where it was held in the Norwegian city of Lillehammer.

Member stationNRK
National selection eventsMelodi Grand Prix Junior
Participation summary
First appearance2003
Last appearance2005
Best result3rd: 2005
Worst result13th: 2003, 2004
External links
Norway's page at
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Norway in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005

Norway's best result in the contest came in 2005, when Malin Reitan came third for Norway with the song "Sommer og skolefri". In 2006, NRK decided to withdraw from the contest, along with Sweden's SVT and Denmark's DR due to a rule change that allowed professional kids to participate. Instead the Scandinavian broadcasters revived MGP Nordic, previously held in 2002.[1] Norway has not participated in the contest since. Should Norway return to Junior Eurovision however, TV2 would be eligible.


Table key
Third place
Year Artist Song Language Place Points
2U "Sinnsykt gal forelsket" Norwegian 13 18
@lek "En stjerne skal jeg bli" Norwegian 13 12
Malin Reitan "Sommer og skolefri" Norwegian 3 123


Commentators and spokespersonsEdit

The contests are broadcast online worldwide through the official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website and YouTube. In 2015, the online broadcasts featured commentary in English by editor Luke Fisher and 2011 Bulgarian Junior Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ivan Ivanov.[2] The Norwegian broadcaster, NRK, sent their own commentators to each contest in order to provide commentary in the Norwegian language. Spokespersons were also chosen by the national broadcaster in order to announce the awarding points from Norway. The table below list the details of each commentator and spokesperson since 2003.

Year(s) Commentator Spokesperson
2003 Stian Barsnes-Simonsen TBC
2004 Jonna Støme Ida
2005 Nadia Hasnaoui Karoline Wendelborg
20062020 No broadcast Did not participate


Year Location Venue Presenters
2004 Lillehammer Håkons Hall Nadia Hasnaoui and Stian Barsnes-Simonsen

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Scandinavian JESC pull-out". ESCToday. 18 April 2006. Archived from the original on 17 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
  2. ^ Fisher, Luke James (21 November 2015). "Tonight: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015!". Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Bulgaria 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.