A peak of 50,000 viewers tuned into the final of Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 as the country played host the competition.
In the Czech Republic a peak of 50,000 tuned into CT Art to watch the final of the 15th edition of Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 live from Prague. On average 36,500 viewers tuned into coverage of the competition. Interest peaked at 20:30 CET when a total of 50,000 viewers watched the contest.
Czech viewing figures for Eurovision contests:
- Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 – 36,500 (Average)
- Eurovision Song Contest 2017 – Final – 188,000 (Peak)
- Eurovision Song Contest 2017 – Semi Final Two – 101,000 (Average)
- Eurovision Song Contest 2017 – Semi Final One – 145,000 (Average)
- Eurovision Young Musicians 2016 – 20,600 (Average)
- Eurovision Song Contest 2016 – Final – 336,000 (Average)
- Eurovision Song Contest 2015 – Final – 232,000 (Average)
CT Art is a specialist channel that broadcasts between 20:00 CET and 06:00 CET. The channel was launched in 2013 to focus on cultural and education programming.
Michal Vach performed a modern dance called “Monologue” in Prague for the Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 competition. The music Michal danced too was also called “Monologue”, which was composed by Max Richter. His performance was choreographed by himself and Lenka Halašova.
Paulina Bidzińska won Eurovision Young Dancers 2017, becoming the second consecutive Polish winner of the contest. Paulina Bidzińska from Poland and Patricija Crnkovič from Slovenia progressed to the final duel, in which each dancer had 45 seconds to impress the jury. This was a repeat of the 2015 final
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.