Christoffer Collins will be performing a contemporary dance called “Solo-X” for Sweden at Eurovision Young Dancers 2017.
It has been revealed that Sweden’s Christoffer Collins will be performing a contemporary dance called “Solo-X” in Prague next week for the Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 competition. The music Christoffer will be dancing to is called “Siblings”, which was composed by Jesper Hörberg. His performance has been choreographed by Sigge Modigh.
Christoffer Collins will represent Sweden at this year’s Eurovision Young Dancers. Christoffer is eighteen-years-old and made his TV and stage debut at the age of five. Chris has appeared in theatre, opera, TV and music videos, and has a decade of ballet training behind him. By the age of ten, he enrolled in the Royal Swedish Ballet School, and at eleven-years-old, he participated in Sweden’s Got Talent. A year later he was invited to audition for The National Ballet School of Canada, which he did and was accepted into the school, but he chose not to leave his home country.
Eurovision fans may recognise Chris, as he has performed in music videos for Wiktoria, who has participated in Melodifestivalen on multiple occasions.
Sweden is the only country to have participated in every edition since the beginning of the contest in 1985. In their 14 appearances to date, Sweden failed to qualify 3 times (2011, 2013 and 2015), but finished 1st place in 2003, 2nd place twice in 1995 and 1999, and 3rd place twice in 1985 and 1997. They also hosted the contest in capital city Stockholm in 1993.
The fifteenth edition of Eurovision Young Dancers will see dancers from eight participating countries compete for the crown. This year, the event will take place in the Czech capital Prague on Saturday 16th December.
The eight participants are as follows:
- Czech Republic – Michal Vach
- Germany – Danila Kapustin
- Malta – Denise Buttigieg
- Norway – Anna Louise Amundsen
- Poland – Paulina Bidzinska
- Portugal – Raquel Fidalgo
- Slovenia – Patricija Crnkovič
- Sweden – Christoffer Collins
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.