Ambra Succi has been revealed as the second member of the jury for Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Swedish choreographer Ambra Succi has been announced as the second member of the jury at Eurovision Young Dancers 2017, which is being held next month in Prague, Czech Republic. Ambra trained as a dancer in Finland, Sweden and the United States and has since gone on to become a successful choreographer across the globe.
Throughout her career she has become involved in a number of well known television shows. In 2012 she was the Choreographer and Artistic Director behind Loreen’s winning Eurovision performance of “Euphoria” in Baku, Azerbaijan. Ambra has also worked on performances at Melodifestivalen, X-Factor, So You Think You Can Dance and the Eurovision Song Contest interval acts.
Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 will be held on 16 December at the Congress Centre in Prague. A total of eight countries will take part in this years contest, with Portugal returning to the contest after a six-year break from the competition.
To date the following countries have selected their participant:
- Czech Republic – Michal Vach
- Malta – Denise Buttigieg
- Poland – Paulina Bidzińska
- Slovenia – Patricija Crnkovič
- Sweden – Christoffer Collins
Germany, Norway and Portugal are yet to announce their participants for the competition. Germany which held an open call for dancers, has shortlisted two possible dancers for the competition, with Petr Zuska the choreographer of the contest selecting the dancer who will represent Germany in Prague.
Source: Eurovision Young Dancers
What is Eurovision Young Dancers?
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.