The 2005 contest was a joint production between French-language broadcaster RTBF and Flemish broadcaster VRT. A theme was introduced for the show; Let’s Get Loud.
16 countries took part in Junior Eurovision in 2004. Russia made its debut alongside Serbia & Montenegro however Cyprus, France, Poland and Switzerland did not participate. Spain’s 2004 winner María Isabel performed during the interval.
Belarus won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the first time with My vmeste (We Are Together) performed by Ksenia Sitnik. Spain finished second and Norway came third.