Denmark had competed in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest three times. The Danish broadcaster DR hosted the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003, having developed the contest’s predecessor MGP Nordic.
Having come in the top five in the first three contests, DR decided to withdraw Denmark from the contest to continue with MGP Nordic with Sweden’s SVT and Norway’s NRK. In 2007 DR revealed that they have no current plans to return to Junior Eurovision in the near future, being happy with the MGP Nordic competition.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) had previously been negotiating with commercial broadcasters to replace the Nordic broadcasters at Junior Eurovision. TV 2 has said however that they had no plans to return Denmark to Junior Eurovision.