SVT has opted to delay their broadcast of the final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 by two days.
SVT2 is set to air the final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 two days after the show has taken place. SVT’s coverage of the competition is focused around the final of the competition, with the broadcaster confirming that the semi-finals will only be briefly mentioned.
The broadcaster will also show a short 20 minute documentary about the Swedish participant in this years contest. “Harpans röster” will follow Johanna Ander Ljung on her journey to the contest. In the second semi-final she will perform;
- Mathias – Improvisations for Harp, Op 10
- Loeillet – Allemande from Suite No 5 in F
- Tournier – Féerie – Prelude et Dance
Sweden debuted in Eurovision Young Musicians at the third edition of the competition in 1986, they were one of five countries to debut in 1986. To date Sweden has won the competition once, in 2006 Andreas Brantelid won the contest performing Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra, 1st movement by J. Haydn, he beat off competition from seventeen other countries. In 2016 Sweden was represented by Eliot Nordqvist, he did not place within the top three.
Source: ESC Sverige
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.