DR has confirmed to Eurovoix that Denmark will not be participating in Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
The Danish national broadcaster has confirmed today that Denmark will not be participating in this years edition of Eurovision Young Musicians in Edinburgh, Scotland. DR confirmed that they will not be returning to the contest and are unlikely to participate in the competition in the coming years.
Denmark last competed in Eurovision Young Musicians in 2004, alongside 18 other countries when the contest was held in Lucerne, Switzerland. Denmark made their debut in the competition at the first edition of the contest in 1982, when they jointly participated in the contest with Finland, Norway and Sweden.
To date the following countries have confirmed their participation in the competition:
- United Kingdom
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.