The jury members for Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom have been revealed today by the EBU.
The seven jury members who will determine the winner of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 in Edinburgh have been revealed. Of note is that there are two separate juries for the contest, one jury of four members for the semi-finals and a jury of three members for the final.
On the jury for the semi-final are;
- David Watkin
- Ursula Leveaux
- Noè Rodrigo Gisbert
- Sinae Lee
The jury for the semi-final will be awarding points to each of the eighteen semi-finalists based on a set criteria. The jury will be marking the performers out of 10 on;
- Technical accuracy
- Quality of sound
After all of the eighteen performances have taken place the jury will be presented with the results of their combined voting. The jury will then deliberate on the results of the voting and may make changes to the ranking of the performers, but only if this agreed unanimously. The jury will then revealed the six finalists in a random order.
On the final jury are;
- Sir James MacMillan
- Marin Alsop
- Anna Meredith
The final jurors will score the performers on the same criteria as used in the semi-finals. The final jurors will not know the results of the semi-final. Again the results of their voting will be revealed to the jurors and they will discuss the results.
The jury can then either decide the winner is the performer with the highest total points, or change the results but only by mutual agreement. The jurors are able to change the result to:
ensure that over-reliance on numerical scoring does not yield an incorrect winner
The winner will then be revealed live during the final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 on August 23.
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.