The American Song Contest is coming soon! Eurovision announced that an American version is imminent. Ten years ago Eurovision to Americans is like making a Turkish person watch American football. We can also say to an American, Eurovision is like making a sex-negative feminist watch a beauty pageant. Now there is a growing fanbase of Americans because of a certain Netflix Original movie.
Last year Netflix released the movie Eurovision: the Legend of Fire Saga. A fictional comedy about an Icelandic band who wants to be the first winner from their country. Its soundtrack got an Oscar Nomination.
Why is Eurovision big in Europe? This contest has been around for 65 years so it launched the careers of some iconic music acts. It launched the career of the Iconic Swedish banned Abba when they won in 1974.
Canadian Singer Celine Dion won when she represented Switzerland in 1988.
Other people who got their break in Eurovision are Lulu, Olivia Newton-John, and many more. So how does this contest work?
2 semifinals will air on Television. Judges and the home audience will vote for what they think is the best song. 6 countries are exempted in the semifinals. Those are France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and the country that won last year. These countries are called the Big 5 and are a blessing and a curse. You are guaranteed in the finals but UK and Germany had been getting zero points lately.
10 songs from each semi-final will compete for the Grand Final. A Eurovision Season is mostly three episodes. Semi-Final 1, Semi-Final 2, and Grand Finals. The American version will not be called Americavision. It will be titled The American Song contest. Unlike the Original, it is going to be a 10 episode Season. Unlike Eurovision Where countries compete. The American States and Territories will be competing instead.
Each state and territory will send a song. The American version will be different because it will be more like a Reality show with multiple episodes and rounds.
There is also a possibilities that Neighboring countries like Canada, Mexico and Greenland will compete.