The European Broadcasting Union has just hold the annual Junior Eurovision press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine. Preparations have started for the 15th edition of the song contest for children which will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, as a consequence of Mariam Mamadashvili‘s first place in 2016. EBU along with GPB has revealed more details about the competition set to take place on November 26.
Among the information given at the press conference, GPB has presented the logo and motto under which the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place. Shine Bright will be the motto of this year’s competition, while you can check the logo below:
EBU and GPB have revealed some details about this year’s artwork, inspired by the Georgian culture:
“Shine Bright is the central message for this year’s event and is complimented by a creative logo design based around a segmented sun, bursting with colours and expression. The brand new slogan and artwork for the event gives an insight into Georgian culture and celebrates the artistic potential and creative drive of the young JESC participants who will be announced later in the year. The colourful flare of the logo symbolises the diversity and joy associated with the power of music.”
Concept and Art Director of Saatchi&Saatchi, Luka Ivanidze said “We created this symbol from sunny Georgia, hoping that it will strengthen each participant of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and inspire them to shine.”
Executive Producer for GBP, Sergi Gvarjaladze, added:
“In Georgia, music is a part of everyday life and it is still considered to be an educational tool for kids. Hosting the Junior Song Contest is a great honour and joy for many in Georgia and we are very happy to share our culture and see children from many European countries Shining Bright in Tbilisi this year.”
EBU’s Project Manager Gert Kark has summarised a few minimal changes to be implemented at this year’s contest:
- From this year, countries will be allowed to perform 40% of the song in English instead of 25%, which means the verses of the songs can be sung in English.
- More flexibility on backing tracks allowing 6 recorded backing tracks all together with the lead one being sung live.
Six countries have clearly confirmed participation at Junior Eurovision 2017 with the Cypriot confirmation still uncertain, as they released a statement before the 2016 competition:
- The Netherlands
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will take place on the 26th of November in Tbilisi Sports Palace at 16.00 CET.
Source : EBU/GPB