In recent years, the Eurovision Song Contest has continuously expanded.
And since 2016, Logo TV has broadcast the contest in the United States, meaning fans could enjoy the contest there as well.
Unfortunately for them, Logo TV won’t show this year’s contest in Tel Aviv.
While American Eurovision fans were really happy about the decision to broadcast in the US, not too many actually tuned in.
Taking a closer look at the broadcast, a total of 74,000 viewers tuned in for last year’s grand final, up 10k from 2017’s viewing figure.
The decision comes as a big surprise. Just days after official reports that US pop icon Madonna will perform on the Eurovision stage, the only US network airing the contest has now pulled the plug.
Amid mixed fan reaction, Americans at least might have been expected to look forward to seeing the biggest-selling female recording artist ever perform.
However, there might still be hope for our American readers. There’s the possibility that Netflix could indeed be involved with this year’s contest. They’ll be showing the comedy Eurovision starring Will Ferrell very soon, so American Eurofans may not need to give up hope just yet.
As Deadline wrote: “The global SVOD platform is not in the live event business and rarely takes on properties that it can only distribute in the US but picking up Eurovision could get American viewers warmed up for the Will Ferrell movie.”
Will actually met with our editor William in Lisbon and they had a kiki on all things Euro. And while he’s remained tight-lipped about what they discussed, it’s clear something fun is in the pipeline.
While Logo TV had a short history with Eurovision, it was a sweet one. In fact, we spoke to RuPaul’s Drag Race judge and Logo commentator Michelle Visage in 2017.
Drag Race contestant Shangela took over the reigns in 2018, joining Ross Matthews in the commentary box.
What do you think made Logo TV skip this year’s contest? Is there still hope for our American Eurovision fans to watch the show on TV? Let us know in the comments below!