Corny to some, entertaining for others, the Eurovision is not least an appointment on television, major in Europe, which attracts nearly 200 million viewers each year. A formula that pleases the Atlantic. The biggest singing competition of the Old Continent is preparing to export to the United States, reveals Variety. Entitled " The American Song Contest ", the show will adapt the model of the Eurovision with a few exceptions. Like all european countries, each of the 50 States of the United States will need to present a candidate.
The other rules do not change, or almost so : the kind of music is free and applicants must be artists of professional music in solo, duo or group of up to six members. They will be selected by the American Song Academy. The jury will be composed of several professionals of the sector, all genres. The selected candidates will have to then, on stage, to interpret them as live, as do every year, the european candidates from now 65 years old.
First export in the world
A connoisseur of the european issuance will be at the helm : Christer Björkman represented Sweden in the 1992 Eurovision, held in his country. "It is a competition in which you represent your home State and your hometown, and there is no other program that does this," he says to Variety. "You can use everything you know on the original format and start all over again from the beginning in order to present it to an audience who has not history with is a real privilege," he continued.
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Canceled because of the outbreak of coronavirus, the Eurovision european was for the first time be broadcast on the platform Netflix in the United States, evidence of the enthusiasm american and international for this contest. The American Song Contest will be the first successful export in the world. Promised to the asian continent in 2017, the Eurovision Asia has since disappeared from the radar without a new release date is given.