Libor Bouček and Angeé Klára Svobodová have been revealed as the hosts of Eurovision Young Dancers 2017, which takes place this Saturday in Prague.
The hosts of the 15th edition of Eurovision Young Dancers have been revealed ahead of this weekends final. Libor Bouček and Angeé Klára Svobodová will guide viewers through the final which is taking place in Prague, the Capital of the Czech Republic.
Libor Bouček hosted the last edition of Eurovision Young Dancers, when it was held in 2015 in Plzen. Libor will be known to Czech viewers as the voice of the Eurovision Song Contest, having provided commentary for the contest. Alongside his Eurovision links, he’s also presented a number of entertainment shows as well as voice overs in films.
Angeé Klára Svobodová is a choreographer and dancer. She has worked on a number of television formats as the lead choreographer including Tvoje tvář má známý hlas. Including work on television and stage, Angeé has choreographed performances as part of major singers tours, including Kanye West and the Pussycat Dolls.
Of note is that this years contest will be the first since 1997 that has been presented by more than one person.
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.