The Czech Republic has confirmed their participation in Eurovision Young Musicians 2018, bringing the number of competing countries to ten.
Vítězslav Sykora of Ceska Televize has confirmed to Eurofestivales that the Czech Republic will be participating in Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The Czech Republic brings the number number of confirmed countries for this years competition to ten.
The Czech Republic debuted in Eurovision Young Musicians in 2002 and have participated in every edition of the competition since 2010. The Czech Republic’s best result came at the 2016 contest in Cologne when Robert Bílý finished second.
To date the following countries have confirmed their participation in the competition:
- Czech Republic
- 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.