Malta is one of the eight participating countries at the Eurovision Young Dancers

The 2017 edition of Eurovision Young Dancers will take place in Prague on Saturday 16th December. The 15th edition of the competition will see young dancers from eight countries participate.

Participants of Eurovision Young Dancers 2017

Czech Republic – Michal Vach
Germany – Danila Kapustin
Malta – Denise Buttigieg
Norway – Anna Louise Amundsen
Poland – Paulina Bidzinska
Portugal – Raquel Fidalgo
Slovenia – Patricija Crnkovič
Sweden – Christoffer Collins

The winner of Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 will be decided by a world-class panel of judges; Daria Klimentová, Ambra Succi and Itzik Galili. Portugal is returning to Eurovision Young Dancers for the first time since 2011 following Salvador Sobral’s victory in the Eurovision Song Contest earlier this year. The 2017 edition of Eurovision Young Dancers will also see a returning participant take to the stage; Slovenia’s Patricija Crnkovič previously participated in the competition in 2013.

Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s Head of Live Events and Executive Supervisor of Eurovision Young Dancers said; “We are thrilled to be celebrating 15 editions of Eurovision Young Dancers. Over the years, we have seen tremendously talented dancers showcase their abilities in front of an international audience. Together with our Member Broadcasters, we look forward to discovering Europe’s latest dance star in Prague.”

About the competition

Eurovision Young Dancers began in 1985 and 2017 marks the second time that the event has been held in the Czech Republic. The 2015 edition of the competition was held in Pilsen and was won by Viktoria Nowak from Poland. The competition is open to young dancers aged between 16 and 21. The 2017 edition of Eurovision Young Dancers will take place on Saturday 16th December in the Forum Hall of the Prague Congress Centre.

For the latest news on Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 please visit the contest’s official website