Sad news are coming today for the audience of Eurovision Young Dancers as the 2017 edition won’t take place. This decision was made after Maltese broadcaster resigned to host the event with was due to be held inside Valletta’s Mediterranean Conference Centre, venue of the last year’s Junior Eurovision.
“Unlike the Eurovision Song Contest, where Members agree to host if they win the event, there’s no obligation for participating broadcasters to host the Eurovision Young Dancers competition. The EBU therefore relies on its Members to volunteer to take on the responsibilities and partial costs of host broadcaster.”, stated EBU.
The European Broadcasting Union have also added that they are currently looking for a host country able to held the upcoming competition which has been postponed until 2019, due to the lack of time to find a new host on time.
Eurovision Young Dancers is a biennial competition that showcase the top dancers from around 10 European countries. The last edition, held in 2015, was won by the Polish Viktoria Nowak: