Good evening America! The producers of Eurovision have announced that The United States are getting their own version of the show – American Song Contest.
There have been many speculations about how, when and if The US would join Eurovision, as it turns out the team is shaking things up and bringing the contest to America in a whole new format!
“Imagine if music was an Olympic sport and artists from all over the world came together to compete for the gold. That’s the Eurovision Song Contest.” says Anders Lenhoff – one of the “Eurovision” rights owners,
“The American version will be different than anything seen before on U.S. television, marrying the fanfare and excitement of March Madness and the NFL playoffs with the artistry and beauty of world-class performances. The American Song Contest is a competition that happens to be televised, rather than a contest created to make a television show. And it’s open to all singers with a song, whether they are amateur artists or already signed to a major record label. No one is excluded from the competition.”
The event is scheduled for Holiday 2021!
And instead of the national selections, the main show will be preceded by “American Song Contest Academy” where juries will handpick artists from all 50 states.
“The format, as it is currently conceived, will position the artists head to head against other states’ representatives in a series of 5-10 televised Qualifier Competitions, leading to semi-finals and the ultimate primetime Grand Finale March Madness-style.”
The announcement has taken the world by storm, however it should come as no surprise since this was Eurovision’s goal from the beginning – to unite the world in harmony.
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