The full list of broadcasters who will be televising Eurovision Choir of the Year has been revealed as the contest draws ever closer.
With Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 now less than two weeks away, the broadcast schedule for this years contest has been announced. Of the nine competing countries, six will be broadcasting the contest live to viewers. While three countries will broadcast the competition on delay over the following two weeks. Viewers across the world will also be able to watch the competition live via YouTube.
Broadcasting the contest live from 20:00 CET on July 22 are:
- Belgium – La Trois
- Denmark – DR K
- Estonia – ETV 2
- Hungary – M5
- Latvia – LTV 1
- Slovenia – RTV 1
- Wales – S4C
The following broadcasters are broadcasting the contest on delay:
- Austria – ORF 2 – July 22 – 22:50 local time
- Germany – WDR – July 30 – 7:40 local time
- Germany – SR & SWR – August 6 – 0:05 local time
Eurovision Choir of the Year will be held for the first time on July 22 in Riga, Latvia as part of the European Choir Games. The European Broadcasting Union has partnered with Interkultur to create this latest Eurovision family event, and both hope to see the format develop into a yearly event.
Competing in the contest are:
- Austria (ORF) – Hardchor Linz
- Belgium (RTBF) – Les Pastoureaux
- Denmark (DR) – Academic Choir of Aarhus
- Estonia (ERR) – Estonian TV Girls’ Choir
- Germany (WDR) – Jazzchor Freiburg
- Latvia (LTV) – Spīgo
- Slovenia (RTVSLO) – Carmen Manet
- Hungary (MTVA) – Bela Bartok Male Choir
- Wales (S4C) – Côr Merched Sir Gâr
The Choirs competing in the contest will perform once for up to 6 minutes. The performance can include one or several works, of any genre, and “should in part reflect national or regional character in some way”. The winner will be decided by a three member jury, on the jury are; Elīna Garanča (Latvia – Mezzo-Soprano), John Rutter (United Kingdom – Composer) and Nicolas Fink (Switzerland – Conductor).