This week rehearsals for the 18th Eurovision Young Musicians begin in Cologne, Germany. The live final takes place at 20:00 on Saturday 3rd September. The contest, which has taken place every two years since 1982, will see San Marino make its debut this year. Like the Eurovision Song Contest, the event is a competition between members of the European Broadcasting Union. The 2014 contest, also hosted in Cologne, was won by Austria which is the reigning champion of the competition with five victories to date.