Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004
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The Euro Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004 was the second edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest competition of the euro and was held in Lillehammer, Norway on 20 November. The broadcaster NRK organized competition, Stian Barsnes Simonsen and Nadia Hasnaoui took over the moderation.
Winner of JESC 2004 was María Isabel from Spain with her song Antes Muerta Que Sencilla. It is still regarded as commercially successful JESC winner and had chart success in Latin America. Even today, she published in her native CDs. The event was broadcast in 20 countries and was seen by a total of some 100 million people. New entrants, France and Switzerland, Switzerland became the first and so far the only German -speaking country at JESC, however, did not occur with a German song.
The event rights were originally awarded to the British broadcaster ITV, who wanted to unsubscribe the Junior Euro Song Contest in Manchester. In May 2004, ITV 's rights were subsequently rescinded and passed to the second candidate Croatia due to financial and organizational problems. The Croatian broadcaster HRT had at the time of JESCs but already other plans and refused to discharge. Only then be reported to the Norwegian broadcaster NRK and agreed to host.