The show is set to take place during the 2021 holiday season and just months after the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Doesn't have quite the same ring to it, does it?
We can not believe we are typing this, but "The Eurovision Song Contest" is heading over to the States.
"Eurovision has shown that it can unite different countries and artists for a few nights every year to focus on their love and respect for music. 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", Osterdahl said.
The team behind the Eurovision Song Contest is produce a U.S. version of it.
In 2015, Australia became the first non-European country to enter the competition in celebration of the 60th Song Contest.
The contest is known for having launched the careers of a wide variety of artists - including previous winners Céline Dion, who won in Dublin in 1988, and ABBA. The musicians will certainly after that go head-to-head with acts from various other states in a collection of 5-10 aired qualifier competitors, leading up to the semi-finals and after that the primetime March Madness-style Grand Ending. 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.
Irish-American entrants may have a distinct advantage in the eventual series, of course, given the Emerald Isle's impressive Eurovision record of seven contest wins.
In the run-up to the real-time programs, Circulate as well as the American Track Competition manufacturing group will certainly release The American Track Competition Academy, a team of USA -based songs specialists standing for numerous categories that will certainly collect courts of musicians as well as songs market numbers, that will certainly accompany local target markets to pick the leading skill from all 50 states.
Said Mr. Silverman: "For more than 20 years, I've tried to bring the Eurovision Song Contest to the United States because it is the greatest and most successful format yet to be adapted".
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