Just over 20,000 viewers tuned into RTVSLO 2 to watch as Slovenia finished second for a second consecutive time at Eurovision Young Dancers.
RTVSLO has revealed to Eurovoix, that an average of 20,300 viewers watched the final of Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 in Slovenia. During the course of the competition a total of 148,733 viewers watched part of the show. The viewing figures for the show represent a share of 3% and a TV rating of 1.1%.
Slovenian viewing figures for Eurovision contests in 2017:
- Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 – 20,300
- Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 – 59,900
- Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Final – 166,600
- Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final Two – 67,900
- Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final One – 154,800
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 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.