It’s the final day for broadcasters to register to compete in Eurovision Young Musicians 2018.
Today is the last day that broadcasters can register their intention to participate in Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. To date five countries have publicly confirmed that they will be taking part in next years contest in the Scottish Capital. The confirmed countries are;
- United Kingdom
The following countries have also confirmed to Eurovoix in the past two months that discussions are ongoing about participating in the competition;
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
In contrast Bosnia & Herzegovina, Latvia, Switzerland and Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTE have all ruled out returning to the competition next August. The following countries have participated in the contest since 2000, but have yet to state whether they’ll participate:
Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 will be held in Edinburgh at the Usher Hall. This is the first time since 2008 that Scotland has hosted a Eurovision event, the last being the final of the Eurovision Dance Contest. The 2018 contest will see the return of the semi-finals which will be held on August 18 and 19, with the final taking place on August 23.
What is Eurovision Young Musicians?
Eurovision Young Musicians has been held bi-annually since 1982. The contest was based on the format of The BBC Young Musician of the Year in the United Kingdom. Performers in the contest must be aged under 18 years and are selected by their participating broadcaster. Each performer performs a piece of classical music of their choice accompanied by the local orchestra. The winner is decided by a jury made up of classical music experts and talents.