We’re in the midst of the Eurovision season, with national selections happening left, right and centre, but let’s take a quick break to discuss one of the Eurovision siblings, Eurovision Young Musicians. It’s often one of the more forgotten shows of the Eurovision family of events, so we want to show it a bit of love.
This year, the biennial competition will take place in Edinburgh in the UK between the 18th and 23rd of August, and will be hosted by BBC Scotland and BBC Radio 3. The contest has seen an increase in interest from potential and previously participating countries, as we now know that a total of 18 nations will participate, the highest number of participants since 2006.
Due to the larger number of participants, the competition will feature more than just one show. The participants will have to compete in the semi-final elimination round, which will take place on the 18th and 19th of August at St. Cecilia’s Hall. The final will be held at Usher Hall on the 23rd of August, and the competitors will be accompanied by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
This year we’ll be seeing some returning nations, as well as a debut! Albania will be making their first appearance at the contest, and we’ll be seeing the returns of Belgium, Estonia, Greece, Israel, Russia, Spain and the UK. Here is the full line-up:
Unforunately we’ll not be seeing Eurovision Young Musicians’ most successful nation Austria this year.
Stay tuned for more news on Eurovision Young Musicians, but for now watch the most recent winner!