Ever found yourself watching the Eurovision Song Contest and thinking “this would be way cooler if America was competing”? Well, you’re in luck. Well, we all are. Kind of.
As of next year, specifically holiday season 2021, the Eurovision will be travelling to the US for the American Song Contest.
The American Song Contest is set to bring artists from different states together in a number of televised qualifier competitions, with five to 10 of these shows expected.
Of course, the fabulous Semi-Final and ultimate Grand Final shows are where it all ends.
“The Eurovision Song Contest’s unique legacy dates back 65 years and its worldwide popularity is still rising,” the contest’s Executive Supervisor Martin Österdahl said. “It’s time for America to experience this spectacle, through its sister competition, the American Song Contest. Love of music is universal and celebration of music in different genres and styles can transcend boundaries and unite people. We are excited to have found the right partners to offer another series that our fans across the globe can fall in love with and to share this unique competition with the American people.”
The American Song Contest’s team is expected to feature some big names, including Ben Silverman, the prolific producer and television executive who propelled the American version of The Office to global status.
Silverman also created The Biggest Loser, finding and packaging Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Ugly Betty, Jane The Virgin and many more global hits.