The inaugural Eurovision Choir of the Year was hosted by Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre and Latvian Television’s culture presenter Eva Johansone.
Each choir performed a six-minute set without music. The songs could include one or several works and pieces that reflect their respective national or regional character in some way. The choirs were judged by a high-profile jury, including British composer John Rutter and Latvian mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča.
The top three results were: