I doubt they'll cram all 56 entries (don't forget DC and the territories) into one two-hour show. From the article:50 States in one show? Monday evening? Really? Looks like they're not even tryin...
Looks like it'll be spread out over a six-week period to me, which sounds just about right for a new show. That'll be one two-hour episode every Monday (given the premiere date) for each of the three qualifying rounds, then the two semi-final rounds, then the finale.The live Contest consists of three rounds as the acts compete in a series of Qualifying Rounds, followed by Semi-Finals and the ultimate Grand Final where one state or territory will emerge victorious.
I'm pretty confident in saying that Feb. 21st is the premiere date. Therefore, it'll be the first qualifying round.Btw, does Feb 21 stand for the first qualifying show or the final? Is it gonna be one show per week?
I see only one show in their schedule for that week
I actually applied for that last year. I sent a song and I got a callback for representing New York. So I have finished all the auditions and everything I needed to do for the American Song Contest. They absolutely love the song and I couldn't believe it. I was on a flight to Miami and I got a call from them and they were like “We love you, everything just sounds so good. You're so creative, and we'd love to have you” so I can't wait for that.
I want to preface this by saying that we'll see more news come in concerning the ASC as soon as the New Year comes. Today is the start of the two-week holiday break, so I wouldn't expect any ASC news between now and New Year's. I think we're lucky that we even got a teaser. I will also say that Songland, another NBC reality competition show, was canceled in September, probably to make way for the ASC.^
Today we speak to a Balkan pop icon. He is an artist who loves to blend modern pop with traditional folk music, earlier this year he released his debut Albanian language album 'Tradhti'. He has competed in 'Festivali i Këngës' in 2018, 2020 and is preparing to compete again this year with ‘Për...www.aussievision.net
The question is... will they have a NF, or they've chosen him internally?
Short answer: Yes, I'm afraid so.So will we not know the songs until nearer the show, do you think?
Ben Silverman serves as executive producer and it’s not the first show he’s imported from Europe. With “The Office,” “Big Brother” and “The Weakest Link” among his credits, the self-professed Anglophile cites the Eurovision concept as the hardest to bring to American audiences. “I’ve spent 20 years trying to pursue this,” says Silverman. “When I was chairman of NBC, when I was an agent at William Morris and when I started at Reveille. I just love the format.”