UNITED STATES – Preparations for the first edition of the American Song Contest on NBC continue. And now we learn that the winner could appear in May 2022 during the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin.
During the Spanish conference “Eurovisión, el festival que quieres”, Eurovision’s Communications Manager Dave Goodman talked about a collaboration between the two festivals.
All American states will participate. NBC is working on it and it will be a multi-week event inspired by Eurovision (or Melodifestivalen? Ed). The American music market is the largest globally. And this will be the musical event of the year, after all, we have been working on it for a long time.
“And why exclude the possibility that the winner will be present in Italy next year. It is important for us to link the two events and strengthen the Eurovision global brand. We want to bring Eurovision also to the United States and thanks to the internet this has been happening for some time, the data confirms it.”
The first problem that emerged is on the start date of the show. There is talk of April 2022. This actually complicates a bit the possible presence of the winner in Turin.
The format of the American Song Contest involves the participation of 56 states: the 50 federal states, Washington DC and the 5 American territories of Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands.
The competition includes a phase with qualifying rounds, the semifinals and a final. Which is clearly not feasible in just 4 weeks. But NCB might surprise us.
The winner of the American Song Contest will be determined by a mixed vote of televoting and a jury of professionals from the music industry.
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