The Eurovision Song Contest has legions of fans all around the world, which is why the news that a sister competition, the American Song Contest, is being launched should prove a great source of excitement. It will take place during the holiday season of 2021, and will pit US states against each other.
The team behind the American version of the long-running European contest includes some of the top global minds in entertainment, music and television. As it is currently conceived, it will position artists against other states’ representatives in a series of televised qualifier competitions, leading to semi-finals and the ultimate prime-time grand final. It is open to all singers with a song, whether they are amateur artists or already signed to a major record label.
As a lead-up to the live televised competition, Propagate Content and the American Song Contest production team will create the American Song Contest Academy, a group consisting of music professionals based in the US who represent all genres and backgrounds. These members will create juries of artists and music industry notables who, along with the regional audiences, will select top talent from all 50 states for the purposes of the competition. These representatives can be either solo artists, duos or bands with up to six members.
“The Eurovision Song Contest’s unique legacy dates back 65 years and its worldwide popularity is still rising," says Martin Österdahl, executive supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest. "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.”
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