WDR has announced that it will be broadcasting the final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 on delay.
The broadcaster behind Germany’s participation in Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 has revealed it will be delaying its broadcast of the final. The final which is due to take place on August 23, will be broadcast on September 2. WDR has traditionally not shown any of the Eurovision events it competes in live, instead opting to delay the broadcast of the show for a number of weeks.
Germany is being represented by Mira Foron, she born in 2002 into a musical family in Stuttgart, Germany. Both of the violinists parents are professional musicians and her older brother is the conductor and pianist Nicolò Umberto Foron. Mira has been the focus of a number of short documentaries on WDR, and has performed across the world.
WDR which is based in Cologne, has organised Germany’s participation in the competition since 2008. Germany first participated in Eurovision Young Musicians at the inaugural contest in 1982. Germany won the first edition of the contest represented by Markus Pawlik. Germany participated in every edition of the contest before withdrawing in 1992, they returned again in 1994, winning the contest for a second time in 1996.
The country has hosted the competition on three ocassions. In 2002, the Capital, Berlin played host to the contest with twenty countries competing, including Romania and the Czech Republic for the first time. Cologne hosted the contest in both 2014 and 2016.
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.