America Is Getting Our Own Version Of The Eurovision Song Contest

Yes, this is just like the Netflix movie “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” with each US state have a representative contestant.

Just like the 60 year old European version of the contest,  professional musical artists, solo singers, duos or groups up to six members, will perform all original songs on the live televised event. On average, the TV grand finale draws over 200 million viewers. Could we then someday US vs Europe battle of the winners?

From Variety:

The format, as it is currently conceived, will position the artists head-to-head against other states’ representatives in a series of televised qualifier competitions, leading to semi-finals and the ultimate prime time Grand Finale March Madness-style. Propagate Content will create The American Song Contest Academy, a group consisting of music professionals based in the U.S. that represent all genres and backgrounds, from which juries of artists and music industry notables who, along with the regional audiences, will select top talent from all 50 states to compete.

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.”

“The American Song Contest” is set to debut late 2021.

Susan Saunders 8/7/20

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