The winner takes it all: Vocal Line becomes Eurovision Choir 2019
Denmark gets the winner's title at Europe-wide TV show
Tonight 10 choirs from 10 different European choral nations conquered the heart of the audience in the Partille Arena in Gothenburg and those in front of their TVs. During the second edition of the choral talent TV show Eurovision Choir 2019, which was broadcasted live at 10 nations across Europe, the following choirs presented their choral repertoire to the expert jury: Almakalia from Belgium, Alba from Scotland, Vocal Line from Denmark, Jazzva from Slovenia, BonnVoice from Germany, Zero8 from the host country Sweden, Babite Municipality Mixed Choir MASKA from Latvia, from Switzerland, from Norway and Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion from Wales.
After the first round, where choirs presented themselves for the first time to the international jury had to take a difficult choice: Katarina Henryson, founding member of the internationally renowned a cappella ensemble The Real Group, the classical English composer John Rutter and “The Father of Contemporary A Cappella”, Deke Sharon, sent the three best choirs from the first run into the final round: MASKA (Latvia), Vocal Line (Denmark) and Jazzva (Slovenia) were announced finalists and showed the very best of their skills once again.
In the end Vocal Line from Denmark convinced the jury as the most outstanding amateur vocal group in this evening. Along with great cheering from the other competing choirs and the audience in the arena they were awarded the title and trophy “Eurovision Choir 2019”.
After winning the show, Vocal Line will shortly be seen on an international stage again: Apart from title and trophy they have won an all-inclusive trip to the Olympics of Choral Music – the World Choir Games 2020 – to take place from July 5-15, 2020 in Flanders, Belgium.
Eurovision Choir is organized by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) in cooperation with INTERKULTUR and the city of Gothenburg and marked the opening of the “Grand Prix of Nations Gothenburg 2019 & 4th European Choir Games”, where until August 10 a total of 171 choirs and 6300 participants from 47 nations will sing in competitions of different genres and choral styles and celebrate together a huge festival of choral music.
More information can be found at www.europeanchoirgames.com.