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The 2008 Eurovision Young Musicians competition took place on the open air stage at the Rathausplatz in Vienna (Austria) on May 9, 2008

Like in 2006, the competition was held on a open air stage and was the beginning of the Wiener Festwochen. The young musicians from the 7 participating countries in the final (Slovenia, Russia, United Kingdom, Finland, Greece, Netherlands and Norway) were accompained by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra directed by Aleksandar Markovic.

In this edition, a price of the public was given to the artist who got the highest amount of votes, apart from the normal jury voting. The Norwegian contestant Eldbjorg Hemsing, who also became 3rd in the competition, won this award.

The jury consisted of:

  • Sir Roger Norrington (March 16, 1934) - United Kingdom as Head of the jury
  • Ranko Markovic - Austria
  • Jeanette de Boer - Netherlands/Austria
  • Lars Anders Tomter (November 30, 1959) - Norway
  • Günter Volgmayr (1968-2012) - Austria
  • Alison Balsom (October 7, 1978) - United Kingdom

The show

Final
Friday, 9 May, 2008, 0:00
Location
Rathausplatz, Vienna, Austria
Host broadcaster
ORF
Presented by
Lidia Baich and Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz
Executive Producer
Michael Heinzl
EBU Supervisor
Tal Barnea
TV Director
Heidelinde Haschek
Interval Act
Angelika Kirchschlager performing "One Life to Live" alone and "We dream together" with the Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys' Choir)

The 2008 Eurovision Young Musicians competition took place on the open air stage at the Rathausplatz in Vienna (Austria) on May 9, 2008

Like in 2006, the competition was held on a open air stage and was the beginning of the Wiener Festwochen. The young musicians from the 7 participating countries in the final (Slovenia, Russia, United Kingdom, Finland, Greece, Netherlands and Norway) were accompained by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra directed by Aleksandar Markovic.

In this edition, a price of the public was given to the artist who got the highest amount of votes, apart from the normal jury voting. The Norwegian contestant Eldbjorg Hemsing, who also became 3rd in the competition, won this award.

The jury consisted of:

  • Sir Roger Norrington (March 16, 1934) - United Kingdom as Head of the jury
  • Ranko Markovic - Austria
  • Jeanette de Boer - Netherlands/Austria
  • Lars Anders Tomter (November 30, 1959) - Norway
  • Günter Volgmayr (1968-2012) - Austria
  • Alison Balsom (October 7, 1978) - United Kingdom

The show

Final
Friday, 9 May, 2008, 0:00
Location
Rathausplatz, Vienna, Austria
Host broadcaster
ORF
Presented by
Lidia Baich and Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz
Executive Producer
Michael Heinzl
EBU Supervisor
Tal Barnea
TV Director
Heidelinde Haschek
Interval Act
Angelika Kirchschlager performing "One Life to Live" alone and "We dream together" with the Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys' Choir)

The contest

Number of participants
7
Winner