The times of broadcast of Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 in the eight competing countries have been revealed.
Three of the eight competing countries in this years edition of Eurovision Young Dancers will be broadcasting the final live. The host nation of the Czech Republic, along with Poland and Sweden will be broadcasting the final of the contest live from Prague. While Malta and Portugal have opted to delay the broadcast of the final to later the same day.
Viewers in Norway and Germany will have a longer wait to watch the contest. Norwegian viewers will be able to watch the contest on delay on Sunday evening, while in Germany WDR will not be broadcasting the contest until the first weekend of 2018.
The channels, dates and times of the broadcast of the final are as follows:
- Czech Republic – CT Art – 20:00 CET – December 16
- Germany – WDR – 08:35 CET – January 7
- Malta – TVM – 21:00 CET – December 16
- Norway – NRK2 – 19:45 CET – December 17
- Poland – TVP Kultura – 20:00 CET – December 16
- Portugal – RTP2 – 22:05 CET – December 16
- Slovenia – RTVSLO 2 – 20:05 CET – December 16
- Sweden – SVT 2 -22:00 CET – December 16
Alongside television broadcasts, international viewers are able to watch the competition online via YouTube. The final of Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 will be streamed by the official Eurovision Young Dancers YouTube page.
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
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.