Four of Norway's best young classical musicians performed live on stage on the 7th of April, but it was 15-year old Birgitta who convinced the judges most with her talent. She performed with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.
Eurovision 2009 winner and Norway's 2018 representative Alexander Rybak had some advice for young Birgitta: "Listen to your teacher to gain professional weight, be patient, and do not forget to cultivate your specialties. And of course, always write down your ideas!"
This advice also reflects in Alexander's song for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest That's How You Write A Song: "My song is about believing in your talent, and writing down your ideas. You never know what comes from the smallest idea!"
About Eurovision Young Musicians
The Eurovision Young Musicians competition took place for the first time back in 1982 with 6 participating countries. Over the past decades, it has become one of the most important classical music competitions internationally.
This biennial competition for young, talented musicians has been an important and effective tool for fostering the careers of promising, talented musicians in Europe, by allowing them to perform to the widest possible audience.
Over time, 37 different countries have been represented in the competition, throughout 18 events. The 19th edition of the competition will take place in Edinburgh, on 18, 19 and 23rd of August, 2018. Albania will make its debut in 2018.