If you’ve followed the contest in the recent years, you’ve probably already heard about it in the past, but today, we’ve gotten more clues about what it’s all about and when it will be. We’re talking about the American Song Contest, which will air already next year.
American Song Contest
Back in 2019, everyone came to the press centre for a surprise, pieces of paper all around the tables, what could it be? An official announcement for the American Song Contest, that took place in Tel-Aviv.
Back then, a special press-conference was held, which announced that the beloved european contest as we all know and love, would be done in America. Straight away, people started to question the idea, how would it work, who would compete, how will it be done and so on, but today we just learned a lot more.
The American broadcaster NBC has claimed the rights for the contest, which will feature all the 50 states of America, as well as 5 U.S. territories and as well the nation’s capital, Washington D.C.
The show will work just like the Eurovision Song Contest, acts competing with original newly released songs, with a televote and juries deciding the winner. However, the contest will consist of a few more shows than just semi-finals and a final, it will include 3 qualifying rounds.
Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, had the following to say:
- ‘For 65 years the Eurovision Song Contest has connected people far and wide. As owners of this hugely successful format, we have seen how it has found a place in millions of hearts across Europe and beyond.
Now we are excited to have found the perfect partners to share this unique competition and its passionate celebration of music and original songs with the American people.’
Among the people in charge of this project are Anders Lenhoff, Peter Settman, Christer Björkman and Ola Melzig who all had the following to share:
- ‘The Eurovision Song Contest is the biggest live music event in the world, and it is a great honor to bring it to the United States and transform our dream of American Song Contest into a reality on NBC. It’s awe-inspiring to stand at the beginning of an American legacy and it doesn’t get more exciting than that.’
The planning is already underway, and very soon artists will be able to submit their songs for the contest. An exact date is still to be announced, but so far, the contest is expected to debut on American screens in 2022.
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