With the final of Eurovision Young Musicians just hours away here’s an explanation of how the contest works. A total of 14 musicians from countries across Europe have been selected by their broadcaster through selection processes to represent their country at the 23rd edition of Eurovision Young Musicians. These musicians are aged between 10 and 19.
Earlier this week on Monday and Tuesday each participant had 15 minutes to perform up to 3 pieces for the judges in front of a studio audience and viewers online. The judges scored these performances, however their scores were not revealed to the public. The scores get carried over to tonight’s show, tonight each musician has 5 minutes to perform 1 piece which the judges will score.
The scores from the pre-round and the final performance will be put together to create an overall score, the musician who ends with the highest score will be named Eurovision Young Musician 2014. Prizes will be awarded to third, second and first. The winner will be have a chance to appear with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (VPO) in 2015.
The jury in the show tonight are:
- Prof. Dr. Clemens Hellsberg (Austria) – Chairman of the Jury
- Carol McGonnell (Ireland)
- Markus Pawlik (Germany)
- Maurice Steger (Switzerland)
- Uroš Lajovic (Slovenia)