The first Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) was based on an idea developed by Danmarks Radio (DR), the Danish national TV service, and was launched in November 2003 in Copenhagen. 16 aspiring artists or ensembles, each having won their respective national contest, were competing to become the first winner of a JESC. Nicholas, the youngest entrant and representing Greece, opened the show spectacularly, and so the evening had begun. In a magnificent atmosphere engulfing the Forum concert hall, the two hosts, Camilla (a veteran of the previous five junior song contests held in Denmark) and Remee, were squarely and impressively in control of events. Following a thrilling vote cast, in which literally the final vote made the difference, Dino from Croatia came out as the winner. Denmark, hosting the event, was quite pleased to finish fifth.
The World's Biggest Children's TV Show Ever!
15 November 2003 (Denmark)
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Europeiska melodifestivalen junior
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