WDR has confirmed to Eurovoix that it will be participating in Eurovision Young Musicians 2020 in Zagreb, Croatia.
WDR will compete in Eurovision Young Musicians 2020, this June in Zagreb. The broadcaster confirmed to Eurovoix that they will once again participate in the competition, having 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 occasions. 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 2020
The 20th installment of Eurovision Young Musicians will take place next year in the Croatian capital Zagreb. The competition is set to take place on an open-air stage in King Tomislav Square with the grand final on the June 21 2020. This will be the first Eurovision event to be held in an independent Croatia. The Eurovision Song Contest was held in Zagreb in 1990, when Croatia was part of Yugoslavia.
To date the following nations have confirmed their participation:
- Czech Republic
- Ukraine – Returning nation