A total of 40,000 viewers watched the final of Eurovision Young Dancers 2017, as WDR airs the contest on delay.
WDR, has aired the final of Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 over the past weekend. The contest was watched by 40,000 viewers in North Rhine-Westphalia, with a share of 1.9% of viewers. The contest was the least watched show broadcast by WDR on Sunday.
The reveal of WDR’s viewing figures means that a total of 368,800 viewers tuned into the contest across seven countries around Europe. Viewing figures for the contest were as follows:
- Czech Republic – 36,500
- Germany – 40,000
- Norway – 30,000
- Poland – 100,000
- Portugal – 50,000
- Slovenia – 20,300
- Sweden – 98,000
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.