UA:PBC has launched the Ukrainian selection process for Eurovision Young Musicians 2020 in Zagreb, Croatia.
The Ukrainian public broadcaster has launched an open call for potential participants for Eurovision Young Musicians 2020. The broadcaster is asking interested musicians to complete an application form that will be submitted to a panel to review.
The call for participants in the Ukrainian selection will close on March 9. All of the applications will be reviewed by March 22 and the representative of Ukraine will be announced on April 9.
Ukraine last competed in the competition in 2012, with 2020 marking its third appearance in the competition.
Eurovision Young Musicians 2020
The 20th installment of Eurovision Young Musicians will take place this year in the Croatian capital of 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.
Competing in Eurovision Young Musicians are:
• Croatia (HRT)
• Czech Republic (CT)
• Estonia (ERR)
• Germany (WDR)
• Greece (ERT)
• Malta (PBS)
• Norway (NRK)
• Poland (TVP)
• Slovenia (RTVSLO)
• Sweden (SVT)
• Ukraine (UA:PBC)
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.