Saturday evening four Nordic countries compete in their own junior final, the MGP Nordic. All 8 songs have been selected and the participants are now in Århus, Denmark in order to find out who is best in the North when it comes to junior song.
MGP Nordic is the format the Junior Eurovision Song Contest is based on. The Nordic countries took a break from it the few years they were participating in the European version, but once DR, who owned the rights to it, saw this show changing in a direction they didn’t approve of they pulled out. Sweden and Norway followed and the MGP Nordic was brought to life again. Later Finland joined while Iceland decided to decline the invitation.
Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland have had each their national selection and number one and two in each of the four countries goes to the big MGP Nordic final. The 2009 final are being held in Århus in Denmark tomorrow, Saturday the 29th of November, a week after the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The 1600 tickets were sold out in just a bit over an hour.
The eight participating songs are:
|Finland||Big Bang||Här är vi||12-14 years old||Nanne Grönvall, Thomas Lundin, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden, Magnus Uggla, Sum 41|
|Norway||The Battery||Tenke nå!||14 years old||Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Green Day, Queen|
|Sweden||Linn||En sång från hjärtat||15 years old||Evanescence|
|Denmark||The Johanssons||En for alle, alle for en||11-13 years old||Their parents who are rock singers|
|Sweden||Jonna||Kommer jag våga||14 years old||Avril Lavigne|
|Denmark||Sandra Monique||Hola Chica||12 years old||Lil Mama, Chris Brown|
|Finland||Footboys||Fotboll||10 years old||Scorpions|
|Norway||The Blacksheeps||Oro jaska beana||14-15 years old||Wolfmother, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Noisettes, The Hives|
Denmark won the very first MGP Junior contest in 2002 and the 2nd edition in 2006 after the nordic countries had pulled out of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Last year Norway broke Denmarks habit of winning it every year by pulling the victory a bit more north.