|So this year second edition of
Junior Eurovision song contest will take place. 18 countries will send their
representatives: Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Macedonia, Greece,
Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK
(Germany and Israel were in preliminary lists by withdrawn later).
Contest will take place in Lillehammer, Norway, on 20th of November, 2004 at Hakons
Hall, 20:15 CET. (Venue for the contest was changed 3 times, before contest was supposed
to be held in Manchester, UK and Zagreb, Croatia).
Rules for the contest are mostly similar to those of
adult Eurovision, exept that performers and songwriters should be 15 years old or younger.
Host of this year contest will be Nadia Hasnaoui
and Stian Barsnes Simonsen - well
known Norwegian TV hosts. They also hosted Norvegian junior preselection. Guests of the
show was band Westlife performing Ain't That A Kick In The Head.
Contest theme will be an atmosphere of bright Nordic winter nights, sparkling stars and
November 16 - arrival to Lillehammer
November 17 - rehearsals for first part of the participants
November 18 - hour long rehearsal for every participant of 2nd part of the show
November 19 - first dress rehearsal 16.00-18.30 CET, second dress rehearsal with
audience 20.15 CET
November 20 - Final of the JESC 2004 20.15 - 22.30 CET
You can find latest photos and information from
rehearsals on our news page
Voting will run in usual ESC manner with centralized voting platform operated by by
Tickets for the event can be purchased at Billetservice
Norway and the price varies from 30 to 42 Euro. You can also order official CD and DVD
at website www.eurovisionshop.tv
You can listen to the songs and watch videos at official site www.junioreurovision.tv
or on the site of Norwegian
All participants known, drawing ceremony take place during meeting of representatives in
Lillehammer on 13 and 14th of October in two stages, during first stage opening and
closing countries were selected and other songs were divided into groups, the rest of the
draw took place next day and final outcome you can see below.
Flashback - participants of 2004 event after four years - here.
Countries in the
||Rank of the song by EK version
||Secret Band (Giorgos Kotsougianis (Guitar
and vocals) (1989), Andreas Kefalas (keyboard) (10/12/88), and Antonis Skrivanos (dancer)
||O palios mou eaftos
|Dream of both participants is to become famous in
whole Greece. Now they have chance.
||Very plaintive and monotonous song without much
Rodney Gauci (19/05/89), Elaine Falzon
(21/11/88), Julian Muscat (20/08/88), Charlotte Debbatista (30/09/91), Marilena Gauci
(20/10/91), Timothy J.Aguis (23/06/89), Josef Aguis Degabriele, Sarah Naudi (07/11/90).
||The Power of a Song
|Maximum possible number of performers on stage in
JESC is 8 and participants from Malta are using this limit in full. Only 1 point
difference in televoting and favour of Jury allowed them to win national event.
||Big number of performers on my opinion can only
spoil the song, as it requires full understanding and group singing skills and is very
difficult for children. Good dance song though.
||Klaartje Meulemeesters (28/10/93) & Nicky Bruyn
||Hij is een kei (He's great)
|Another love song here.
||Nice childish song without too much of musical
skills, that having good difference from the others and good chances.
||Demis Mirarchi (08/03/93)
|Because of low budget it was decided not to held
national selection but to send winner of children festival which was held 2 years ago.
||Demis's song will be performed in Italian, which
barely will save this very average tune.
||@lek (Aleksander Moberg)
||En stjerne skal jeg bli
|On Alek's opinion his song written about his wish to
become a star should differ from other songs most of which are written about love.
||Generaly not bad song in pop/rock style,
stylistically very similar to last year's winner one.
||Thomas Pontier (23/07/90)
||Si on voulait bien (If we really wanted to)
|Very strange decision was to select performer first
and only then to compose song for him. At preselection Thomas performed songs by Telephone
and Jaques Bruel.
||Very unexpected is also the style of the song, real
French chanson of 70-80s.
|Martina plays piano, studies English and Italian and
of course she sings!
||Rhythm and dance song with some different elements
and with average performance.
||KWADro (Kamila Piatkowska (15), Dominika
Rydz (15), Weronika Bochat (13), Anna Klamczynska (14))
|Polish final was not broadcasted live and decision
on the winner was taken by Jury. It seems that after failure last year contest is not so
popular in the country.
||After listening to the other contenders I can say
that now this song can be counted as pretty strong one.
Marios Tofi (24/02/90)
|As in Switzerland in Cyprus there were raised
certain doubts that winner has already issued or participated in a professional CD but no
sanctions from EBU were implied.
||Standard song which would have nicely fit into
regular ESC too.
||Yegor Valchok (04/08/92)
||"Spayvaitse so mnoyu" (Sing with me)
|Egor's dream was always to perform at Eurovision
stage and to perform with Ruslana.
||Should mention very good quality of Belarus national
final. Though may be not the very best song have won, future of Belarus music seems very
bright and Belarus entry should once again be on the top.
|Nika speaks Croatian, English and Slovenian, and
likes classic music, jazz and pop.
||Another good pop song, not oustanding but rather
Talbergs & C-Stones Junior (14)
||Martins Talbergs - Balts vai melns (Black Or White)
|Martins already has JESC experience as he
participated last year as backing singer.
||Regular pop dance song, not bad though.
||The best is yet to come
|Cory is singing for only one year and already got
success. Potential of young performer is so high that her dream to sing in popular
musicals will certainly be fulfilled in future.
||Very strong ballad, sung with accopmainment of piano
should become one of the favourites.
Ibrahim Chouqeir (03/05/94),
Caroline Forsberg Thybo (28/06/93), Niki Popovic (18/11/92)
||Pigen er min (The girl is mine)
|Hip-hop music lovers from Aarhus now get chance to
represent their country in the contest.
||So after punk is now regular guest at JESC we're
getting hip-hop there. On my opinion - that is nothing to speak about.
||"Antes muerta que sencilla" (Better dead
|Maria Isabel lives in Andalusia and her favourite
performers are participants of the show Operacion Triunfo Manuel Carrasco and Chenoa.
||Selection seems to be very strange. There are high
doubts that song will be understood by non Spanish speaking voters.
Ostblom (12) and Anna Jalkeus (12))
(Anna's blog, old Limelights blog)
||Varfor jag? (Why me?)
|Favourite singers of the girls are Stevie Wonder and
||Very tearful song, with depressive lyrics, nicely
||Free Spirits (Fabrice Morelle, Olivier
Losciuto and Samuel Evrard (14))
||Accroche-toi (Hold on)
|Attack of young fans of Nirvan and Offspring to the
Junior contest continues with this anti-suicide song.
||It seems that in Belgium children listen music that
is not at all suitable for regular ears. Very lively song about suicidal tendencies.
||Noni Razvan Ene
||Iti multumesc (Thank you)
|Noni Razvan has already participated in filming of
the commercials and different local and international music festivals.
||Ballad song with impressive vocal, we will see
whether Noni can perform it live too.
|12th of June - Norway (10
@lek - En stjerne skal jeg bli
|01. Cee Jays - Hor pa oss - 3rd
place , 02. Joakim - Vi to, 03. Vi - Det ?'kke deg, det er meg, 04.
@lek - En stjerne skal jeg bli -1st place, 05. The
Exocarps - Andreplass, 06. Sheepboys - Damer er noe dritt, 07. Luna - Min
egen vei, 08. Hanne Merete - Her for deg, 09. Summerboys - Det var sommer
- 2nd place, 10. Rosa Klinkekuler - Bikinidamene
|26th of June - Macedonia (10 participants) -
Martina Siljanovska – Zabava
|01. Ljubinka Petrusevska - Na Vrata Tropa
Ljubovta, 02. Elena Dimovska – Ako Dojde Kraj, 03. Gligor Dinev, Eva Hristovska, Ruben
Jusuf, Veronika Sijak, Elena Jovanovska – Gradski Fraer, 04. Martina Siljanovska –
Zabava, 05. Marija Pavlovska – Dozdot, 06. Irana Atanasovska & Bojdan Smilevski –
Nema Sto Da Krieme, 07. Robert Mitrov – Te Sonuvam, 08. Gordana Monevska – Osamena,
09. Ivet Caro & Orchideja Dukovska – Angel Cuvar, 10. Stefani Brzanova - Gulapce
- Demis Mirarchi - Birichino
||It was decided to send winner of the
local children festival Mara & Meo 2002 edition
with his winning entry. Now it is considered whether this is not breaking the rules of the
release date, but can possibly break the rule of professional debut of the singer.
|4th of September - UK (8 participants) - Cory Spedding - The best is yet to come
||1. 48 points | Cory Spedding - The
best is yet to come, 2. 46 points | Andrew Merry - Together again, 3. 34 points | Nathan
Sykes - Born to dance, 4. 29 points | Kirsty Williams - Sunshine, 5. 24 points | Loaded
Dice - Teenage superstar, 6. 19 points | Jessica Hamilton - Because of you, 7. 17 points |
Samantha Seth - Rock star wannabe,
7. 17 points | Charlie Allen - One in a crowd
|7th of September - Cyprus (10 participants) -
Marios Tofis - Oneira (Dreams)
||Stella Maria Koukkidi - Afta pou hriazome
(All I need), Nikol Papahristodimou - Ena latin se prokalei (One latin is challenging
you), Louis Panagiotis - Gela tragouda (Laugh sing) - 2nd place, Andreas
Christoforou - Tha se agapo (I will love you), Loreni Kalliopi Kostantinou - Kalimera sto
mellon (Goodmorning to the future), Malvina Charalabidi - Parti kalokairino (Summer
party), Marios Tofis - Oneira (Dreams)- 1st place, Georgina Panagi -
Mpla,mpla,mpla (Bla, bla, bla), Rafail Georgiou & Anna Loizou - Doste ta heria (Give
your hands) - 3 place, Christodoulos Tsagaris - Diakopes (Holidays)
|19th of September - Poland - KWADro - Lap zycie
||01. Monika Bakalarska - Mur (The
Wall), 02. FART - Spiewaj (Sing!), 03. Natalia Goerne - Marzenia (Dreams), 04. GRAFFITI -
Dogonic marzenia (To catch the dreams), 05. Dominika Guzek & Kasper Zborowski - Czary
(The Magic), 06. Julia Kopczyk - Jestem jaka jestem (I am what I am), 07. Agata Korwin -
Swoje zdanie (Own opinion), 08. Patrycja Kowalska - Wyobraznia (Imagination), 09. KWADro -
Lap zycie (Catch the life), 10. Pawel Pietrzyk - Rockendrolowe sny (Rock and roll dreams),
11. Agata Stodolna - To samo (The same), 12. Adrianna Wenclewska - Chce pamietac (I want
|20th of September - France - Thomas
||Thomas (14), Julien (14), Julie
(13), Julian (10) & Marine (11), Tiffanie (10), Joris (11), Christopher (11), Axelle
(16), Lucie (14), Cindy (12), Marion (15) & Julia (15), Erika (15), Jordan (14),
Amaury (15), Myriam (13) & Manon (14) At preselection children performed cover
versions of well-known songs.
|21st of September - Belarus (9 participants) - Yegor Valchok -
Spyavaitse so mnoy
||Yegor Valcok - Spjavajtse sa mnoj (Sing
with me), Iryna Kulagina - Zatshem? (Why?), Alexandra Zaharyk - Dsivny Vecar (Beautiful
night), Yegor Zavatsky - Belarus maja (My Belarus), Viktorya Padverbnaja - Budsjem
sjabravats (Let us be friends), Katsjaryna Levcik - Ja ljublju etot mir (I love this
world), Galina Klabukova - Potantsui! (Dance!), Julia Barabei - Rozovye ocki (Pink-red
sunglasses), Ala Nadtocava - Zvjozdnyj Karnaval (Carnival of stars)
|21st of September - Spain (7 participants-14 songs), semis on
3rd and 10th of September- - Maria
Isabel – Antes muerta que sencilla (Better dead than normal)
& Alba – Loca, loca (Crazy, crazy), Maria Isabel – Antes muerta que sencilla
(Better dead than normal), Sara, Anabel & Rocio – Eres un bombon (You are a
candy), Blas – Sentir (To feel), Mirela – Conoci el amor (I knew what love was), Nico
– Yo soy un bambino (I’m a kid), Lidia & Lucia – Musica en el corazon (Music in
Blas | Cantare (I will sing) - Sentir (To feel), Carolina & Alba | Loca,
loca (Crazy, crazy) - Que calor (What a heat), Mirela | Si o no (Yes or no) - Conoci
el amor (I knew what love was) , Sara, Anabel & Rocio | Eres un bombon (You are a
candy) - Ponte las pilas (Cheer up), Lydia & Lucia | Un poco tu y un poco yo (A little
bit you and a little bit me) - Musica en el corazon (Music in the heart), Maria Isabel |
Antes muerta que sencilla (Better dead than normal) - Mira nino (Look boy), Nico | Yo soy
un bambino (I'm a kid) - Te propongo (I have a proposal)
|24th of September - Malta (16 participants)
||Kylie Coleiro - Because we R
friends, Brooke Borg - Come over, Yanika Fava - Dream, Dario Bezzina - Eviva I-Muzika -2nd
place, Christabelle Borg - One way journey, Young Talent Team - Power of a song -
1st place, Thea Saliba - Say 'No' , Leanne Ellul - Colours of
love, Jessica Muscat - Precious time, Yazmin and Sophie - The magic window, Kristina and
Ryan - Young and free, Ylenia Caruana - Colour dreaming, Klinsmann Coleiro - Warzone
children, Domenique Azzopardi - Talk to me, Maronia Gafa' - Shalom, Raisa Piscopo - Don't
you think it's time
|25th of September -Romania - Noni
Razvan Ene - Iti multumesc (Thank you)
||Ana-Maria Deliu – Tarina de la
Turda (The fields of Turda), Razvan Dumitru - Corabia de vise (Ship of dreams), Noni
Razvan Ene - Iti multumesc (Thank you), Dana Gabriela Mares - Vreau sa fiu artista (I want
to be a star), Patricia Maria Matei - Copiii viitorului (Children of the future), Lara
Popescu & Alexandru Matios - Asta e vacanta (The way holidays are), Raluca Paraschiv -
Cantecul meu (My song), Alexandru Petcu - Tot ce-mi doresc (All I want), Giulia Silvestru
- Liniste (Peace), Matei Tibacu-Blendea - Reactie in lant (Chain reaction)
|25th of September - Denmark (10 participants) - Cool Kids - Pigen er min (The girl is mine)
||1. Cool Kids - Pigen er min, 58
points, 2. Cozy - Helt speciel, 52 points, 3. Amalie & Frederikke - Jeg
t?nker pa et kram, 36 points, 4. G=Beat - Buster Buster, 32 points, 5. Line - Stop,
Stop, 22 points
G=Bith - Buster buster, Green Kidz - Pa en gron,
gron sommerdag (On a green, green summerday), Amalie & Frederikke - T?nker pa et kram
(Thinking of a hug), Frigg - Jeg ka li det (I like it), Cool Kids - Pigen er min (The girl
is mine), C-Kat - Det er helt utroligt (It's unbelivable), Simone - Hvorfor gik du din wej
(Why did you walk away), Nico & Julie - Forste blik (First look), Cozy - Helt specielt
(Very special), Line - Stop, stop (Stop, stop)
|25th of September - The Netherlands (10 participants), semis on
11th and 18th of September - Klaartje &
Nicky Hij is een kei (He's great)
||Final: 1. Klaartje & Nicky 10 10 12 Total: 32 2. Anouk 12 10 7 Total: 29
3. Danny 6 7 12 Total: 25 4. Shakira 8 8 8 Total: 24 5. Marnix 7 6 6 Total: 19
1st semi: 1. 36 points | Shakira - Dansen in Afrika (Dancing in
Africa), 2. 27 points | Marnix - Het aller, aller, aller grootste hart (The biggest
heart of all), 3. 25 points | Klaartje & Nicky Hij is een kei (He's great), 4.
21 points | Four Stars - Hoi (Hi), 5. 20 points | Lorren - Alles wat je kan
(Everything you can)
2nd semi: Anouk - Over en uit (over and out) 34
points, Danny - Van zingen word ik blij (singing makes me happy) 28 points, Four Flying
Elemenents (Paulo, Jesse, Khalid & Ajay) - Zo is het leven (that's the way life is),
24 points Kika - Dansen (dancing) 22 points, Denise - De jungle beat (the jungle beat) 21
|26th of September - Greece (10 participants) - Giorgos
& Andreas - O palios mou eaftos (My old self)
||01. Cloe Boleti (11) - Vima vima (Step by
step), 02. Maria Nefeli Papadaki (13) - Do-re-mi-fa-sol, 03. Alexandria Kalliope
Georgellis (12) - Tha pistepso se ena asteri (I will believe in a star), 04. Eleni
Fragoulia (12) - Simera (Today), 05. Maria Malantzi (10) - Ble tzin (Blue jeans), 06.
Sivilla Vasiadi (13) & Giannis Chasapis (13) - I zoi synexizete (Life goes on), 07.
Sophia Koutsouri (11) - Akouse me (Listen to me), 08. Aleksandros Chountas (14) - Tha
thela (I wish)
09. Karolina Kountoupidou (14) - Ela kai chorepse mazi mas (Come and dance with us), 10.
Giorgos (15) & Andreas (15) - O palios mou eaftos (My old self)
|26th of September - Belgium (10 participants), semis on 10th and 17th of
September -Free Spirits - Accroche-toi (Hold on)
||Final: 01. 56 points | Free
Spirits - Accroche-toi (Hold on) , 02. 52 points | Methiola - S’amuser (To have fun) ,
03. 50 points | Mary-Lo - Laissez-moi rever (Let me dream), 04. 47 points | Hotvibes - Ma
vraie identite (My real identity) , 05. 45 points | Manon - Mais la vie (But life), 06. 35
points | Alex - Ecoute-moi (Listen to me), 07. 30 points | Kevin - J'ai envie (I feel
1st semi: 1. 45 points | Bess - Laissez-les vivre (Let them live)
(disqualified), 2. 44 points | Free Spirits - Accroche-toi (Hold on), 3. 41 points
| Hotvibes - Ma vraie identite (My real identity), 4. 37 points | Kevin - J'ai
envie (I feel like...), 5. 33 points | B-Cocktail - L'age d'aimer (The age of
2nd semi: 1. 47 points | Mary-Lo - Laissez-moi
rever (Let me dream), 2. 43 points | Methiola - S’amuser (To have fun), 3. 40
points | Manon - Mais la vie (But life), 4. 38 points | Alex - Ecoute-moi
(Listen to me), 5. 32 points | Julie - Ma chance (My chance)
|2nd of October - Latvia (11 participants) - Martins Talbergs - Balts vai melns (Black Or White)
||Baiba Skudike - Manis del (Because
Of Me), Martins Talbergs - Balts vai melns (Black Or White)- 6317 1st place,
Sabine Berezina - Ir laiks (It's Time), Miks Dukurs - Mes esam viens otram
(We Have Each Other), Ilze Migliniece - Tad, kad lauka list (When It's Raining),
Kristina Zaharova - Pardomas (Thoughts), Ralfs Eilands - Dziesmina par merkaki
(A Song About A Monkey) - 3557 3rd place, Armins Larks - Nejust neko
(Feeling Nothing), Edgars Smiuksis - Meitenes dziesma (A Girl's Song) performed by
Madara, Nadezda Mankevica - Es velos (I Wish), Evita Grzibovska - Nac, dziedi,
dejo lidzi! (Come To Sing And Dance With Us) - 4667 2nd place
|9th of October - Sweden (10
participants) - Limelights - Varfor jag?
||01. 82 points | Limelights - Varfor
jag?, 02. 72 points | Erik Nielsen - Oh La La, 03. 64 points | Ville Blomgren -
Min Grona O, 04. 62 points | Reggae Boyz - Shabalabala Polarn, 05. 60 points
| ReLi - Nar Jag Aker Moped, 06. 34 points | Yazmina - Jag Vill Veta Nu, 07.
32 points | Sisters - Sjorovarvisan, 08. 18 points | Girlzz - Forsta, 09. 16
points | Jessica & Karin - Att Ha En Van, 10. 10 points | JaP - Min Van
Erik Nielsen - Oh la la (Oh la la), Girlzz - Forsta (Understand), Jessica & Karin
- Att ha en van (To have a friend), JAP - Min van (My friend), Limelights - Varfor jag
(Why me), Reggae Boyz - Shabalabala polarn (Shabalabala mate), ReLi - Nar jag aker moped
(When I ride my moped), Sebastian - Sommarens lekande barn (The playing kids of summer),
Sisters - Sjorovarvisan (Pirate melody), Yazmina - Jag vill veta nu (I want to know now)
|10th of October - Croatia (12 participants) - Nika Turkovic - Hej
||Hana Blazevic (12) - Nije ok, Nela
Buj (13) - Suze malene, Lana Ivankovic (14) - Svakom tko zna, Kristina Jaric
(12) - Djeca svijeta, Jakov Milankovic (14) & Ana Guberina (14) - Odlazim,
Anita Novak (10) - Moja utjeha, Kristijan Stepanic (11) - Da li jos, Petra
Skofic (13) - Potres, Nika Turkovic (8) - Hej mali 1st place,
Nika Turkovic (8) - Mogu, Iva Valentic (11) - Hajde upali mrak - 3rd
place, Tea Zec (9) - Don't worry, Party
Kiss & Double F - Nije OK - 2nd place
You can find more information about the 2003 contest at our pages, and also at official site of
the contest www.junioreurovision.tv.