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Melodi Grand Prix Junior
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Country of origin Norway
Original language(s) Mainly Norwegian
Production
Production location(s) Oslo Spektrum (2002–2016, 2020)
Telenor Arena (2017–19)
Running time Varies
Release
Original network NRK
Original release February 23, 2002 (2002-02-23) – present

Melodi Grand Prix Junior, also spelled as MGP jr. and MGPjr, is a Norwegian television music competition for children between the ages of 8 and 15. The contestants sings primarily in Norwegian, but have also sung in Northern Sami, another language of Norway.

History

Between 2003 and 2005, Norway sent its winners to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC), when MPG Nordic wasn't active. In 2006 Norway withdrew itself from JESC, along with Denmark and Sweden, to participate in Melodi Grand Prix Nordic instead.

Between 2006 and 2009 the contest was also the national final that selected the entry to represent Norway in the Melodi Grand Prix Nordic junior singing competition, a specialized Scandinavian competition for children and adolescents. From 2010 and onwards, MGPjr ends in the national final after the winning song is selected.

Presenters

  • Thomas Numme (2002)
  • Stian Barsnes-Simonsen (2002–2008)
  • Nadia Hasnaoui (2004–06)
  • Kåre Magnus Bergh [no] (2009–10)
  • Marthe Sveberg Bjørstad [no] (2009)
  • Ingrid Gjessing Linhave [no] (2010, 2016)
  • Margrethe Røed (2011–15)
  • Alex Rosén [no] (2011)
  • Tooji (2012–14)
  • Nicolay Ramm [no] (2016–17)
  • Mikkel Niva [no] (2017–19)
  • Sigrid Velle Dypbukt [no] (2018–19)
  • Selma Ibrahim Karlsen [no] (2020-)
  • Victor Sotberg [no] (2020-)

Winners

Season Date Artist Real Name(s) Language Song Translation
2002 February 23, 2002 To små karer [no] Nicolay Ramm [no], Christoffer B. Claussen Norwegian "Paybacktime"
2003 September 6, 2003 2U Charlot Daysh, Joakim Harestad Haukaas [nn] Norwegian "Sinnsykt gal forelsket" Crazy in love
2004 June 12, 2004 @lek Aleksander Moberg [no] Norwegian "En stjerne skal jeg bli" I'm gonna be a star
2005 May 28, 2005 Malin Malin Reitan Norwegian "Sommer og skolefri" Summer and school free
2006 April 22, 2006 Ole Runar Ole Runar Gillebo [no] Norwegian "Fotball e supert" Football is super
2007 June 2, 2007 Celine Celine Helgemo Norwegian "Bæstevænna" Best friends
2008 September 5, 2008 The BlackSheeps Agnete Johnsen, Emelie Nilsen,
Alexander Touryguin, Viktoria Eriksen
Norwegian,
Northern Sami
"Oro jaska, beana" Be quiet, dog
2009 September 5, 2009 Jørgen Jørgen Dahl Moe [no] Norwegian "Din egen vei" Your own way
2010 September 4, 2010 Torstein Torstein Snekvik [no] Norwegian "Svikter aldri igjen" Never let you down again
2011 September 3, 2011 Sval Sval Rosenløw Eeg Norwegian "Trenger deg" Need you
2012 September 1, 2012 Marcus & Martinus Marcus Gunnarsen, Martinus Gunnarsen Norwegian "To dråper vann [no]" Two drops of water
2013 August 31, 2013 Unik 4 Audun Rørmark, Simen Bakkåker,
Annika Momrak, Eline Nesje
Norwegian "Så sur da" So mad
2014 August 30, 2014 Mathea-Mari Mathea-Mari Glittenberg [no] Norwegian "#online"
2015 November 7, 2015 Thea Thea Floer Kulseng [no] Norwegian "Du gjør mæ så gla" You make me so happy
2016 November 5, 2016 Vilde og Anna [no] Vilde Hjelle, Anna Naustdal Norwegian "Vestlandet" Western Norway
2017 November 4, 2017 Oselie Oselie Henden Norwegian "Verda vår" Our world
2018 November 3, 2018 4everU Eline Roa Gran, Savannah Løver,
Maria Elisabeth Heitmann, Bettina Ranvik
Norwegian "Forandring" Change
2019 May 25, 2019 Anna & Emma Anna Vestreheim, Emma H. Ylvisåker Norwegian "Kloden er syk" The world is sick
2020 August 22, 2020 Hennika Hennika Eggum Huuse Norwegian "Kan ikke la deg gå" Can't let you go
2021 May 29, 2021 Josefine & Oskar Josefine Westgaard, Oskar Armandus Høgetveit Norwegian "Smitte deg med glede" Infect yourself with joy
2022 TBA 2022 TBA Norwegian TBA
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