JESC 2013: THE EBU/NTU PRESS CONFERENCE
KYIV, UKRAINE – Today the European Broadcasting Union and Ukraine’s National broadcaster spokepersons along with the Junior Eurovision 2013 executive producers gave a press conference for the medi and press representatives at Palace Ukraine.
On behalf of NTU, Victoria Romanova explained how everything worked out this year, hosting the event for the second time in the history of the contest and pointing out that everything is set on time with no delays. Regarding the ticket sales she somehow admitted that there was not enough time for pre-sale and she was pointed out that the telephone booking of the tickets is not properly working at the moment.
On belahf of the EBU, Vlad Yakovlev said that he is happy with the hosting,the stage and the production and personally thanked the executive producer and NTU’s Victoria Romanova. In the press conference he presented the new innovations in the contest such as the live spokepersons on stage, the top three awards and the addition of a Euroclub in the press center. This year Malta got a wildcard for the live draw, but if the number of countries increade then more wildcards could be given.
He is concerned about adding new countries in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and revaled that Hungary and Germany are interested to participate next year therefore they have sent observers to watch this year’s edition. For 2014 there is still no decision on hosting, explaining that the winner country will have a priority as they could easily say “yes” under the euphoria of their victory.
The executive producer explained that there were taken all necessary measures to have a very secure arena and exellent production focusing on the magic story developing throughout the show with the help of a new cinematic technology. He is happy with the additions of Zlata and Emmelie.
It is also pointed out in this press conference that we will have one more surprise on Saturday (more to come in soon) and also that the Junior Eurovision 2013 winner will go to Copenhagen for Eurovision 2014 having a role which is still negotiated with the Eurovision Executive Supervisor.