IPBC has confirmed to Eurovoix that its selection process for Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 in Edinburgh is underway.
The Israeli national broadcaster has confirmed that their selection process for Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 in the United Kingdom is underway. The broadcaster stated that it is currently evaluating suitable candidates for the competition which will take place in August.
IPBC is one of a number of broadcasters to opt for internal selections for this years contest in Edinburgh. RTBF (Belgium) and WDR (Germany) have both also confirmed to Eurovoix that they are conducting internal selections for the competition.
Albania will make their Eurovision Young Musicians debut in this year’s contest. Seven countries will make their return to the contest. These are Belgium (last participated in 2006), Estonia (2004), Greece (2014), Israel (1986), Russia (2010), Spain (2002) and the host nation, the United Kingdom (2010). Austria, who is the most successful country in the contest with five wins, will not take part for the first time since 1982.
The 2018 edition of Eurovision Young Musicians sees the return of a semi-final elimination round, which will take the form of public chamber recitals (St. Cecilia’s Hall) by all contestants on 18-19 August, with all recitals produced by BBC Radio 3 for distribution to the Euroradio network (as well as via web streaming).