Ready for MGP Nordic tomorrow evening

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 album with all 8 participants were released a couple of days ago and can be bought here.

The eight participating songs are:

Country: Artist(s): Songtitle: Age(s): Idol(s):
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.  


DR’s MGP Nordic website

Source: DR, EuroVisionary
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