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Slovenia: Patricija Crnkovič To Eurovision Young Dancers 2017

Patricija Crnkovič has been selected to represent Slovenia at Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 in the Czech Republic.

Slovenia has Patricija Crnkovič been selected to represent Slovenia at this years edition of Eurovision Young Dancers. The competition is being held this December in the Czech Republic. Slovenia is the second country to have announced their participant in this years competition, following the Polish selection process last weekend.

Patricija is returning to Eurovision Young Dancers having already represented the country at the competition in 2013, when the contest was held in Gdansk, Poland. She was one of ten dancers to take part in the 2013 contest, but failed to make it through to the final dance off. The 2013 contest was won by Sedrig Verwoert from the Netherlands.

Competing in the selection were:

  • Špela Jezovšek
  • Arnika Matko Juvančič
  • Katarina Miklavec
  • Vita Mutec
  • Ingrid Tušar
  • Patricija Crnkovič

The jury that selected this years Slovenian participant was formed of Maruša Vidmar, Rosana Hribar and Tomaž Rode.

Slovenia debuted in Eurovision Young Dancers in 1993 and has participated in every edition of the contest since. Slovenia’s best results came in 2011 and 2015 when the country finished in 2nd place, being beaten by the Netherlands in 2011 and Poland in 2015.

To date the following countries have confirmed their participation in Eurovision Young Dancers 2017:

  • Czech Republic – Host nation
  • Poland
  • Slovenia

Source: RTVSLO

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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.
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