YLE has confirmed to Eurovoix.com that they will not be participating in Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
YLE, the Finnish national broadcaster has confirmed to Eurovoix.com that they will not be returning to Eurovision Young Musicians this year in Edinburgh. Finland participated in the competition from 1984 to 2008, making a total of thirteen appearances in the competition.
Finland had three second place finishes, with the most recent coming in 2008 when Roope Gröndahl finished second in Vienna. However the country had a mixed record of qualification qualifying seven out of 12 twelve attempts.
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.