The rumours have been confirmed — and it’s time for a party in the USA! Today organisers of the American Song Contest revealed that the competition for the United States will launch in 2021 or 2022.
During today’s press conference — held at the Lighthouse Hotel in Tel Aviv — Eurovision Song Contest Producer, Christer Björkman, alongside Anders Lenhoff and Ola Melzig, revealed that they will be bringing the much-loved music contest stateside.
The ink was put to paper just two weeks ago, which is a project that Christer admits was a long time in the making.
Dave Goodman of the EBU was also at the conference to show full support.
So far the song contest will only feature the Untied States, but they are open for other countries to take part as the concept grows. The show producers believe starting with one country makes things a lot more feasible: it’s easier to have one country at launch, as dealing with multiple countries may be what is delaying the Eurovision Asia concept.
As this is the beginning phase it is not clear how the format will work, or even if American Song Contest will be the name of the show, but we will get to know more as we get closer to 2021.
You can watch the entire press conference below and can check out our interview with producers above.
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