81,000 viewers in Denmark tuned in to watch the first ever Eurovision Choir of the Year live from the Latvian Capital of Riga.
Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 was watched by a total of 81,000 viewers in Denmark as the contest was held for the first time. The final which took place on Saturday was broadcast on the Danish national broadcasters cultural channel, DR K. Overall the competition was the third most watched television show of the past week on DR K, being beaten by Gåden om Påskeøen and Huset på Christianshavn. The competition was not among the top twenty programs broadcast in Denmark last week.
The following viewing figures have also been released over the past couple of days:
- Austria – ORF – 140,000 viewers
- Denmark – DR – 81,000 viewers
- Slovenia – RTVLO – 246,600 viewers (Total reach)
- Wales – S4C – 52,000 viewers (Total reach)
Denmark was represented by the Akademisk Kor Århus at the first edition of Eurovision Choir of the Year on July 22. They performed second in the final, they performed two pieces as part of their performance; “I Seraillets Have” and “Wiigen-Lied”. They did not place within the top three at the competition.
Following the contest Louise Brinch Seidelin the Chairwoman of the Akademisk Kor Århus gave her backing to the competition and its future. She praised the idea of the competition and expressed her wish to see it continue. Ms Brinch Seidelin added that the choir were not disappointed about not winning the contest but instead were proud of being part of the competition.
Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 was won by Carmen Manet from Slovenia. The choir performed two pieces during their six minutes on stage and beat off competition from eight other choirs from across Europe. Wales finished second in the final, while the host nation of Latvia finished third. The contest was broadcast live in ten countries across Europe and across the world online.
Watch the winning performance below: