According to a source of the websites in Norway, NRK has been approached by the EBU about competing in this year’s junior Eurovision song contest in Armenia. Norway did take part in previous years their last contest was 2005 when they came 3rd with 123 points. NRK withdrew from JESC in 2006 due to concerns over the contests rules and the ethics of the contest and went on to join Melodi Grand Prix Junior with Sweden, Denmark and Finland. But since 2010 when Sweden returned to JESC with their main channel SVT, MGP.jr has not had any contest and just ended in each country having national finals and prizes being awarded to the winners. Norway have had a good record in MGP.jr winning two out of the five contests. Currently Norway are running their MGP show for kids and will select a winner by the end of this month meaning that the winner is eligible to compete in JESC as contestants from Russia already chosen.
We will keep you up to date with the news, we have also found out that Serbia and FYR Macedonia are yet to decide on participation this year as well. Lithuania is looking for a sponsor to fund this year’s entry, also TVR of Romania are still in discussion with the EBU over a return to the contest.