Tonight the 14th edition of Eurovision Young Dancers take place in Pilsen, Czech Republic with 10 dancers competing to be named Europe’s best Young Dancer.
This year a total of 10 countries represented by dancers between the ages of 16 and 21 will be taking part in the contest at the New Theatre in Pilsen. Tonight’s show sees debuts from Albania and Malta while Slovakia returns to the competition for the first time 1997. The solo pieces performed by the dancers are in a variety of styles from ballet to jazz.
The running order for the show is as follows:
- Slovenia – Staša Tušar – Gardenfound
- Norway – Trine Lise Moe – Flux
- Slovakia – Valéria Stašková – La Esmeralda
- Malta – Anthea Zammit – Ticrita – Tear Apart
- The Netherlands – Thijs Hogenboom – Variation of the Male Flame
- Group dance of first five dancers
- Poland – Viktoria Nowak – Piece In Old Style
- Albania – Klaudio Begaj – Scream of Life
- Sweden – Agnes Klapp – L´apres midi
- Germany – Thomas Rohe – Senses
- Czech Republic – Helena Nováčková – Soldier On My Own
- Group dance of second five dancers
How does the show work?
The 90 minute competition sees the dancers first performing a 1 minute 30 second solo routine for the three judges. They then join their group of five dancers to perform a group routine together. The judges then select two dancers out of the ten to go through to the super final. In the super final the dancers each have 45 seconds in which they dance off against one another, the winner is then selected by the judges.
You can watch the show live on the website tonight from 20:00 CET here.