The 2004 Junior Eurovision Song Contest took place in Norway, in the former Olympic city Lillehammer, on Saturday 20 November.
18 countries participated in the Contest, including debuts from France and Switzerland. The interval act came from popular Irish boyband Westlife who performed Ain’t That a Kick in the Head? The top three featured the same countries as in 2003 but in a different order.
Spain’s María Isabel won the contest with Antes muerta que sencilla (I’d Rather be Dead Than Plain) whilst the United Kingdom finished second and Croatia third.