Malta has this morning been announced as the host for the 2017 edition of Eurovision Young Dancers, the contest will be held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta.
Malta’s hosting of the 2017 contest comes after Malta hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2014. The event itself coincides with Valletta the Capital of Malta’s time as the European Capital of Culture. The Minister of Justice, Local Government and Culture, Owen Bonnici told the press this morning that:
I am convinced that this event will leave an important legacy in the arts as the Junior Eurovision Song Contest did for music.
Executive Supervisor of Eurovision Young Dancers, Vladislav Yakovlev added that:
We saw what an amazing job and show PBS made with the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in November last year. Eurovision Young Dancers is a slightly different style of show, however I am confident that PBS will deliver an equally impressive event and I look forward to working with them over the next 23 months.
A further three countries have already signaled their interest to participate in the event in 2017, these countries are; the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden.
The exact date of the competition has not yet been announced, but it is expected to be held in June 2017.