JESC 2014: What Steering Group decided
VALETTA, MALTA – Yesterday the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Steering Group met in at PBS’s building in Malta to discuss the 2014 edition. The host broadcaster presented their vision for the 2014 competition, including concepts for the stage, arena, and postcards.
The topics discussed are:
Indeed as oikotimes.com reported, the event will take place at a shipyard named Marsa Shipyard just like the Copenhagen Eurovision edition almost a month ago. Marsa is located on the Marsa Creek, a body of water formed by the flow of water from wadis in high ground nearby to the sea. The creek includes the Grand Harbour which the town is based on. A port was first established at Marsa by the Phonecians. Remains of Roman constructions have been found close to the town. It is thought a foundry of the Order of the Knights of St. John may have been located at Marsa.
The Steering Group’s challenge to Maltese television was to make the show more mature, raising the target age of the television show to between 13 and 15 years. After the presentations, the Steering Group were left, literally, speechless as the vision for 2014, junioreurovision.tv reported.
Somehow the Steering Group (therefore EBU) and PBS are spreading the word that the show is going to be different and much better than any other version of the contest. If they are going to stick to that then we anticipate for indeed an amazing show but if they fail to impress us, then they should be ready for heavy criticism!