The fifteenth edition of Eurovision Young Dancers takes place tonight in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.
This year’s edition of Eurovision Young Dancers will see dancers from eight participating countries compete for the crown. The show will be hosted by Libor Bouček and Angeé Klára Svobodová. This is will be the second consecutive time that the contest will take place in the Czech Republic after the 2015 contest was organised in the New Theatre in Pilsen.
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
The event will take place at the Congress Centre in Prague, the Czech Republic at 20:00 CET. Find out where you can watch the show here.
All dancers will perform a two-minute solo piece and a group dance. The jury, consisting of Daria Klimentová, Ambra Succi, and Itzik Galili, will select two dancers to progress to the final round, where they will face off against each other in a 90-second duel. The jury will choose the winner of the duel, who will then be crowned the winner of Eurovision Young Dancers 2017.
The winner of the last edition of Eurovision Young Dancers was Viktoria Nowak from Poland.
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 choice 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.