100,000 people in Poland tuned in to watch Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 on Saturday.
In Poland, a peak of 100,000 people tuned into TVP to watch the final of the 15th edition of Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 live from Prague. The viewing figures from the host country, the Czech Republic, were also revealed earlier this week. Poland are the reigning winners of both Eurovision Young Dancers and Eurovision Young Musicians.
Poland’s viewing figures for other Eurovision shows are as follows:
- Junior Eurovision 2017 – 866,000 viewers
- Eurovision 2017 Grand Final – 3.1 million viewers
- Eurovision 2017 Semi-Final One – 2.7 million viewers
- Junior Eurovision 2016 – 2.8 million viewers
The eight participants of Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 were as follows:
- Norway – Anna Louise Amundsen
- Germany – Danila Kapustin
- Malta – Denise Buttigieg
- Portugal – Raquel Fidalgo
- Poland – Paulina Bidzińska
- Slovenia – Patricija Crnkovič
- Sweden – Christoffer Collins
- Czech Republic – Michal Vach
Paulina Bidzińska performed a classic/modern dance called “La Certa”. The music Paulina performed to was called “Fac ut ardeat” by Antonio Vivaldi. Her dance was choreographed by Jacek Przybyłowicz.
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.
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.