New to Eurovision Young Musicians 2014 was the ‘pre-round’ concept, which replaced the semifinal stage that was used in 2012.
In the pre-round, each of the contestants will performed a longer, 15-minute program. The jury was watching and judging the performances, however the scores remained secret. This is not a semifinal, though, so none of the acts left the competition after the pre-round.
The idea of this concept is that it allows the participants more time to show their musical expertise before the grand final, and allows them to perform a longer set of pieces.
For 2014, the pre-round shows took place over two days. The participants were split as follows:
Monday 26 May:
Tuesday 27 May:
This year’s grand final took place on Saturday 31 May, live from Cologne.
Each of the 14 participants performed a five minute piece, which was also judged by the jury. After all of the performances, the jury considered their scores from both the pre-round and final performances of each participant, before deciding on their winner.
Prizes were be awarded to the first, second, and third placed participants.
You can re-watch all of the shows by clicking: here.
You can watch both of the pre-round shows, and the grand final LIVE here on YoungMusicians.tv on our WebTV.