Norway in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Member station NRK
National selection events Melodi Grand Prix Junior
Participation summary
Appearances 3
First appearance 2003
Last appearance 2005
Best result 3rd: 2005
Worst result 13th: 20032004
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 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.

Norway’s best result in the contest came in 2005, when Malin Reitancame 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.


Table key

 1st place   2nd place   3rd place   Last place

Year Artist Song Language Place Points
2003 2U “Sinnsykt gal forelsket” Norwegian 13 18
2004 @lek “En stjerne skal jeg bli” Norwegian 13 12
2005 Malin Reitan “Sommer og skolefri” Norwegian 3 123
Did not participate between 2006 and 2016


Broadcasts and voting[edit]

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

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 TBC
2005 Stian Barsnes-Simonsen TBC
Did not participate between 2006 to 2016

Voting history[edit]

The tables below shows Norway’s top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2005:


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