TVP reports that the final of Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 is to be held on December 16 in the Czech Republic.
During the final of Poland’s selection process for Eurovision Young Dancers, Młody Tancerz Roku 2017, it was stated that the final of this years competition will be held on December 16. The Polish broadcaster was also first to reveal that the Czech Republic will be hosting this years competition, making it the Czech Republic the first country to host two consecutive editions of the competition.
To date the following countries have confirmed their participation in the competition:
- Czech Republic (Host nation)
The following countries have declined to participate or withdrawn from the contest:
- Netherlands – Withdrawn
The following countries were due to compete in this years contest before Malta withdrew as the host country:
Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 had been previously cancelled after TVM, the Maltese national broadcaster, withdrew from hosting the competition in January. The Czech Republic had already made a public call for dancers to compete, the selection was due to be held on February 12th. Equally, Germany had made a call for dancers, the deadline for which was February 10th – meanwhile in Slovenia on the 10th, the selection was due to take place. Malta, weren’t due to select their entry until April 10th despite opening applications.
Source: TVP, Eurowizja
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First held in 1985 a total of 37 countries have competed at least once in the contest, including Canada in 1987. The competition is open to young dancers who are aged between 16 and 21 years old. Each country is represented by either a solo dancer or a couple, who perform a routine of their choosing for the jury. The jury will select two acts to go through to the final round which is a 90 second dance off. Each dancer is given 45 seconds to perform and impress the judges, at the end of the performances the judges select the winner.