The national broadcasters of Israel and Spain have confirmed that they will not be broadcasting the final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 until September.
RTVE of Spain and KAN of Israel join the German broadcaster WDR in deferring their broadcast of the final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 until next month. The Spanish broadcaster had previously stated it would broadcast the final live had their participant qualified for the final. Instead La 2 will be broadcasting the competition on September 1.
KAN who have been building up to the final of Eurovision Young Musicians through a three part selection documentary will not broadcast the contest until September 10. KAN 11 and KAN Chinukhit will be broadcasting the competition in Israel.
The remaining deferred broadcasts are;
- Sweden – SVT 2 – August 25
- Germany – WDR – September 2
Ivan Bessonov of Russia was named as the winner of Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 last night in Edinburgh. He received a custom-made engraved trophy, a cash prize of €7,000, and the chance to perform with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a season in the future.
Ivan’s victory is the first time that Russia has won Eurovision Young Musicians, with the nation having returned to the competition for the first time this year since 2010. Russia has now the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (2006, 2017), the Eurovision Song Contest (2008) and Eurovision Young Musicians (2018).