NRK 2 will be broadcasting the final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 live from Edinburgh on August 23.
The Norwegian national broadcaster NRK, has confirmed that NRK 2 will be broadcasting the final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 live from Edinburgh, United Kingdom. This marks the second contest running that NRK 2 has broadcast the competition live, with the competition having shifted from NRK 1 in 2016.
Commentary is provided by Arild Erikstad. Mr Erikstad will be returning to the commentary booth for a third time having previously commentated at both Young Musicians and Young Dancers. Mr Erikstad is heavily involved in the cultural Eurovision contests due to his current role as the Vice Chair of the TV Music and Dance Experts committee at the European Broadcasting Union. In this role Mr Erikstad sits on the Steering Group for both Eurovision Young Dancers and Young Musicians.
Birgitta Elisa Oftestad will represent Norway in the United Kingdom later this week. The young musician was selected to represent Norway at the competition following her victory in Virtuos. In the third show of the second-semi final she will perform;
- Shostakovich – 1st mvt from Cello Concerto No 1
- Schumann – Adagio and Allegro
- Birgitta Elisa Oftestad, cello
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.