Carmen Manet from Slovenia win Eurovision Choir of the Year!
LATVIA – Carmen Manet from Slovenia has won the very first Eurovision Choir of the Year competition followed by the Wales and Latvia. The event was held in Latvia’s capital Riga and is the latest addition to the Eurovision Family of Events. 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. (source: EBU)