The European Broadcasting Union and host broadcaster HRT of Croatia have confirmed the postponement of Eurovision Young Musicians 2020.
UA:PBC the Ukrainian public broadcaster has revealed the postponement of Eurovision Young Musicians 2020 in Zagreb, Croatia. The contest was due to be held this June in the Croatian Capital, with young musicians from across the continent competing.
The EBU and HRT have not stated whether the contest will take place this year or be delayed until 2021 as the Eurovision Song Contest has been.
The broadcasters who were due to compete this year were:
• Croatia (HRT)
• Czech Republic (CT)
• Estonia (ERR)
• Germany (WDR)
• Greece (ERT)
• Malta (PBS)
• Norway (NRK)
• Poland (TVP)
• Slovenia (RTVSLO)
• Sweden (SVT)
• Ukraine (UA:PBC)
To date only Croatia had selected the musician that would represent them on stage in Zagreb. Norway was due to select on March 21, while Slovenia’s selection was to take place on March 25.
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.