Tanja Pavlič will guide viewers through the final of Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 as the Slovenian commentator.
Dance teacher Tanja Pavlič will commentate on the final of Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic this Saturday. Ms Pavlič has previously been involved in Eurovision Young Dancers, having been the teacher for Slovenia’s participant in 2015.
Ms Pavlič completed her studies in dance Royal Academy of Ballet Pedagogy Dance in London. She now currently teaches at Conservatory of Music and Ballet in the Slovenian Capital. In her role at the Conservatory she teaches ballet and contemporary dance techniques.
Patricija Crnkovič will represent Slovenia at this year’s Eurovision Young Dancers. Born in 1997, Patricija has been dancing for almost 13 years in different studios. Throughout her dance career, she has tried out many different styles, but her main performance areas are contemporary and jazz. She has studied at the Conservatory for Music and Ballet in Ljubljana and is now in her second year of studies at the University of Arts in Rotterdam. Patricija has previously competed in the International Dance Organisation, as well as national and international championships in jazz, modern and show dance.
Eurovision fans may recognise Patricija as she previously represented Slovenia at Eurovision Young Dancers 2013.
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.