After being awarded the right to host Eurovision Young Musicians in 2024, Norwegian broadcaster NRK and 2024 Host City Bodø have discussed the hosting of the contest in August 2024.
We have a lot to show (Bodø)
As reported by NRK, the Program Director of for the broadcaster Arild Erikstad mentioned that participation of the young musicians is high and that the countries who participate emphasize on sending the best entry:
This is undoubtedly a competition that has created major international careers. And in addition to the competition itself, this is an arena for friendship and musical connections that the young people take with them further in lifeArild Erikstad
Meanwhile, the program director of Bodø 2024 Henrik Dagfinrud mentioned that they are happy that NRK will be hosting next year’s competition and would make sure that this will be afantastic experience for the participant and the viewers.
We are very happy that NRK will be organizing Eurovision Young Musicians in 2024, and that they are choosing to put the final here in Bodø. We have a lot to show, the framework and opportunities here in Bodø could not be betterHenrik Dagfinrud
The EBU has confirmed that next year’s competition will see a maximum of 10 countries compete in next year’s competition, with the competition taking place at Stormen Concert Hall, at a time of when Bodo is the European Capital of Culture, with the competition set to take place on August 15, 2024.
At the time of writing, only two countries have been confirmed to take part in next year’s competition. Host Country Norway, and Slovenia who is making their return after their non-participation in 2022.
Eurovision Young Musicians 2022
In 2022, the 20th edition of Eurovision Young Musicians took place in Montpellier, France, after a two year delay, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 9 countries (Croatia, France, Poland, Germany, Austria, Norway, Belgium, Sweden and Czech Republic) took part in the competition, with Czech Republic’s Daniel Matejča scoring the country’s first win in the competition.
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News Source: NRK
Photo Credit: Luc Jennepin/EBU