The 2005 Junior Eurovision Song Contest took place on Saturday 26th November. The event was hosted at Ethias Arena by Marcel Vanthilt and Maureen Louys. The top 3 were:
1st: Belarus – 149 points
2nd: Spain – 146 points
3rd: Norway – 123 points
There were two debutants at the third Junior Eurovision Song Contest – these were Russia and Serbia & Montenegro. Cyprus, France, Poland and Switzerland all withdrew from the Contest. This took the number of participating countries to sixteen.
So who was awarded the famous 12 points? Four sets of twelve points were awarded to Spain; three sets to Belarus; two sets to Denmark, Greece and Norway; with one set going to Belgium, Romania, Russia and The Netherlands. A further set of 12 points was awarded to every country by the EBU, to avoid all countries finishing with no points.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland