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(E) Eurovision Junior on Australian TV (Croatia Won)
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  11/27/2003 | Media Watch | Unrated
(E) Eurovision Junior on Australian TV (Croatia Won)

 

Eurovision Junior on Australian TV (Croatianboy won)

Saturday November 29
7.00 pm

The biggest ever children’s TV show is coming up on SBS Television on Saturday November 29 at 7.00pm, Eurovision Junior. The Eurovision Song Contest Junior will involve children from 15 European countries, aged 8 to 15.

The participating countries will have held their national ESC shows for children prior to the main broadcast, and the 15 national winners will then take part in the European final to be held - for the first time - in Copenhagen. The show will be hosted by international names from the entertainment world and international stars will perform. The 15 finalists will naturally be the evening’s main attraction. The children will perform their own compositions, written by themselves without professional help.

Points will be awarded as per the existing EBU rules and telephone voting in each of the 15 participating countries will determine the evening’s winner. During the wait for the results, international stars will perform. It is rumoured Robbie Williams, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears may be among them.

Eurovision Junior will be an international, top class show. The show will be focusing on the children and their families, on togetherness and the children’s talent. The children will be taken seriously, and organisers will hand them the stage for one night and put them in the spotlight. They are the stars of the evening, and will pass on to viewers their obvious pleasure in participating, providing all of Europe and the world with a unique experience.

The concept is based on two years of experience in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The Eurovision Song Contest for Children idea is based on a local Danish song contest for children, held by The Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) in 2001 and a song contest for children was also held in Norway and Sweden that year. All three shows were very successful.

The participating countries are: Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Macedonia, Malta, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and the UK.

The Australian broadcast of this event will be hosted by self-confessed Eurovision “nut” Des Mangan. Overseas hosts for the evening will be Denmark’s Camilla Ottesen and rapper Remee.

Related SBS Website : http://www.sbs.com.au/whatson/ 
http://www.sbs.com.au/whatson/index.php3?id=399
 

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