Today at 19:00 CET, the world's foremost youth song contest will be broadcast live from Kyiv, Ukraine. Artists from twelve countries are set to take the stage in front of a live audience and millions of viewers around the world.
We're sure you'll be one of them too but we'd love it if you could enjoy it with some friends. In case you've had trouble convincing them, here's the top 5 reasons to give them and they'll be with you in no time!
1. It’s closest you can get to Eurovision at this time of the year
The 2014 Eurovision Song Contest is still more than 5 months away, so what better way to cure your pre-Eurovision Longing than watch something this close to the contest and hear the famous 12 points?
2. It has Emmelie
Emmelie de Forest, the ruling queen of the Eurovision Song Contest, is set to perform during the event in Kyiv. And naturally, wherever Emmelie is performing, you should be watching!
3. It’s hosted by Zlata
Yes, the very same Zlata who brought us the magnificent Gravity at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and finished third. She’ll do it together with Timur Miroshnychenko who also hosted the Junior contest back in 2009.
4. It has Ruslana
The wild wild winner of the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul, Ruslana, is set to perform with a children’s choir too! We’re sure it’ll be one amazing performance, don’t you?
This performance was cancelled.
5. You’ll see amazing upcoming European talent
The past ten years, amazing talent has been seen on the stage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and this year will not be an exception. Twelve of the best young stars are set to take the stage to show what they’ve got!
Bonus: It’ll be an amazing show produced by an international team
Yes, this years contest is the work of a very international team. Starting with the Executive Producer from Ukraine, Victoria Romanova, to the Estonian Director Marek Miil, the script writer from the UK, Alex Worrall and the Greek stage designer Elias Ledakis, it has input from all over Europe.
The 11th Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast from Kyiv, Ukraine at 19.00 CET tonight. If it’s not on your TV, you can watch it live on JuniorEurovision.tv!