NRK the national broadcaster for Norway has confirmed to Eurovoix.com today that they have no intention to take part in Junior Eurovision 2014. In response to our questions about Norway possibly taking part in Junior Eurovision, NRK replied saying that:
NRK will not join Junior Eurovision in 2014. This program concept does not fit with NRK’s policy on the use of children in such programs.
Norway has not taken part in Junior Eurovision since 2005, despite being one of the founding countries of the contest. NRK withdrew from the contest due to what they called the “amount of commercial pressure placed on the young contestants in the final”. Norway went on to leave the contest along with SVT of Sweden and DR of Denmark to resume MGP Nordic, MGP Nordic ran up until 2009, in 2010 the contest stopped due to SVT returning to Junior Eurovision.
TV 2 are yet to reply to a request for information about possible participation in Junior Eurovision 2014.