WDR, the German broadcaster behind the countries participation in Eurovision Young Dancers, will not broadcast this years contest until 2018.
The Grand Final of Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 is set to be broadcast on delay in Germany. WDR who organises Germany’s participation in the competition has revealed they won’t broadcast the contest until January 7, at 08:40 CET. WDR has traditionally not shown any of the Eurovision events it competes in live, instead opting to delay the broadcast of the show for a number of weeks.
Danila Kapustin will be performing a ballet dance called “Desde Otello” in Prague next week for the Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 competition. The music Danila will be dancing to is called “Amor dov’è la fe“, which was composed by Claudio Monteverdi.
Danila Kapustin will represent Germany at this year’s Eurovision Young Dancers. Danila is seventeen-years-old, and grew up in Lithuania. He has been figure skating since the age of six, and practising ballet since he was eight-years-old. Since his performing debut, he has taken part in productions of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and The Four Seasons. Danila moved to Germany in 2014 to study at the State Ballet School in Berlin, and soon started performing on German stages. Since then he has performed in The Nutcracker at the German Opera in Berlin, and has won two gold medals.
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
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
Germany took part in the inaugural Eurovision Young Dancers contest in 1985 and has taken part in 12 editions so far, only missing the 2001 and 2003 contests. They won the contest on one occasion, in 1999 with Katja Wünsche and Stegli Yohan. They also hosted the 1987 contest, in Schwetzingen in the southwest of Germany. In the last contest in 2015, Germany were represented by Thomas Rohe, who performed “Senses”, which he choreographed himself. Rohe did not qualify for the final duel.