Junior Eurovision will be broadcast globally to listeners across the world, with four countries able to listen in live on the radio this Sunday.
The team at ESC Insight will be providing live commentary of the 14th Junior Eurovision Song Contest to listeners in four countries across the globe this Sunday. Thanks to an agreement between the European Broadcasting Union and Radio Six International the contest will be broadcast live to listeners in the United Kingdom, United States, Singapore and New Zealand on Sunday. Commentary for the contest will be provided by Ewan Spence and Lisa-Jayne Lewis, while Sharleen Wright and Ben Robertson will be joining for the interval and the voting.
For the first time in the United Kingdom the contest will be broadcast live across the country thanks to a partnership with Fun Kids Radio. Alongside this broadcast nationally the contest will be broadcast on Radio Six International and 103 The Eye. Ewan Spence and Luke Fisher provided the commentary for the first radio broadcast of Junior Eurovision in the United Kingdom in 2013.
In the United States this years contest is being broadcast on four stations in Kansas and Nebraska. While listeners in New Zealand will be able to tune into coverage on World FM 88.2. In Singapore the contest is being broadcast live on 247 Disco Heaven.
Today’s announcement brings the number of countries in which this years contest is being broadcast in to 23. This is the joint largest number of countries in the history of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in which the contest has been broadcast on both radio, television and online. Also broadcasting this years contest are RTVSLO 2 in Slovenia and Eurovision.de in Germany.
A total of 17 countries are set to compete in the 14th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this November in Malta. Returning to the contest this year are Cyprus, Israel and Poland. Cyprus last competed in 2014, while Israel made their only appearance to date in 2012, Poland is returning to the contest after 12 years away.
The final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 takes place on November 20 at the Mediterranean Conference Center in Valletta, Malta. This years contest is open to singers aged between 9 and 14 years old.
Source: ESC Insight