The opening party for Eurovision Young Musicians 2014 took place last night in Cologne. The opening party took place in Cologne Town Hall, with all of the participants and delegations officially welcomed to Cologne for the contest.
This year’s show sees a number of changes to the format, the biggest being the semi final stage no longer resulting in half of the participants leaving the contest. Furthermore for the first time prizes will be awarded to the top three, the winner will receive 10,000 Euros, 2nd will receive 7,000 Euros and 3rd will receive 3,000 Euros.
The semi finals kick off at 14:00 CET on Monday and Tuesday, with 7 musicians performing each day. The final is on Saturday May 31st.
Source: Young Musicians