Dmytro Khorkin the General Producer of Radio Ukraine has announced that the station will broadcast Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017.
Dmytro Khorkin has confirmed to Detector Media that the Third Channel of Radio Ukraine will broadcast the first edition of Eurovision Choir of the Year. The radio broadcast of the competition will be delayed and only feature highlights of the competition. However a live stream of the competition will be available to Ukrainian viewers via the Radio Ukraine website.
Ukraine is the second non-participating country to reveal that they will broadcast the competition. ARTE Concert of France was revealed earlier today as broadcasting Eurovision Choir of the Year. Furthermore, Ukraine also joins Belgium as the only countries to have announced a radio broadcast of the competition. In Belgium the contest will be broadcast live on television via La Trois, while Musiq’3 will broadcast the competition via radio.
The following broadcasters will also be broadcasting the contest live from 20:00 CET on July 22:
- Belgium – La Trois
- France – ARTE Concert
- 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
- Ukraine – Radio Ukraine – TBA
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).
Source: Detector Media