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Malta will select their participant for Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 in a televised national final in April 2017.

Malta the host nation of Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 has launched their selection process for next years contest on home soil. PBS has opted once again to hold a televised national selection to select the countries participant for the contest in June 2017. Up to 20 young dancers will compete in the selection in April with the winner going on to perform on home soil.

The rules of the selection are as follows:

  • All contestants must be aged between 16 and 21 years old
  • Contestants must be citizens of Malta or have lived in Malta for the past 2 years
  • Only solo dancers who are not working professionally are allowed to participate
  • Contestants should be part of a recognized dance institution and possess the basic classical/contemporary ballet skills.
  • Contestants may perform either ballet, contemporary dance or modern dance.
  • A broad musical range and a variety of periods and styles in the dances chosen by Contestants is encouraged.
  • The performance given must not exceed 3 minutes in length

Those wishing to participate have until 25th November 2016, between 09:00hrs and 12:00 hrs and between 14:00 hrs and 16:00hrs to submit their application to the PBS Offices in Guardmangia.

The winner of the Maltese selection will be decided by three jury members. These jury members will select up to 20 young dancers to go through to the televised final, the selection of these dancers will be held during December at an auditions round. The members of the jury will be experts in their field and will not have any connections to the performers taking part.

Malta will be hosting Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 on 9th June. The venue for the contest has not been confirmed but PBS has stated that they wish to hold the contest in the open air. To date three countries have confirmed their participation in next years contest they are; Malta, Slovenia and Poland.

Source: PBS

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