The first representative for the 2005 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Hasselt (Belgium) will be selected tonight. Ten songs are taking part in the final of MGP jr. 2005. This year's Norwegian Eurovision Song Contest representives Wig Wam and Norwegian Idol Jorunn Stiansen are the special guests . Stian Barsnes Simonsen and Nadia Hasnaoui, the hosts of the 2004 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Lillehammer, will be hosting the Norwegian junior national final.
Norwegian broadcaster NRK received songs by 560 young artists and groups. Out of the submitted songs, NRK selected the best 10 songs for the final of MGP jr. 2005. More than 900 children participated in the dance audition in which 50 of them have been selected to dance in the show.
These are the ten finalists of MGP jr. 2005:
01. 4 You – Dans, data & dumpe
Members: Silje (12) Lusie (12) Kristin (12) Gina (12) | From: Skjetten
02. Lil' P – HipHop selvbiografi
Age: 12 | From Førresfjorden
03. Charlie – Kjendiser
Age: 10 | From: Siggerud
04. Karoline – Står i regnet
Age: 14 | From: Skoppum
05. Maskerte Barn – Bygda mi
Members: Christian (15) André (14) | From: Spikkestad
06. Rikke & Malin – Det e teit
Members: Rikke (11) Malin (12) | From: Sortland
07. New Justice – Skola e en slum
Members: Torstein, Magnus, Kenneth, Trym, Martin & Jonas | From: Hommelvik
08. Malin – Sommer og skolefri
Age: 9 | From: Trondheim
09. Silje – Mobba
Age: 15 | From Holmlia
10. Friends – Sammen
Members: Adrian (12) Emma (12) Rikke (11) | From: Levanger
The Norwegian junior national final, hosted by Stian Barsnes Simonsen and Nadia Hasnaoui, takes place at the Oslo Spektrum and will be streamed live through NRK's website as of 19:55 CET.