The Eurovision Song Contest is officially coming to Latin America!
The EBU have announced that that the Eurovision Song Contest brand will be making it’s way across the pond to none other than Latin America.
It will be produced by former Eurovision executive producer, Christer Björkman, alongside Anders Lenhoff, Ola Melzig, Peter Settman and Greg Lipstone, who are also the producers of American Song Contest and the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest Canada.
The first task on the producers list is to find a host country and city for the inaugural contest. They will be looking at Latin American countries which are among the top-performing markets in the area.
Speaking out about their new Eurovision venture, Christer Björkman has said: “Following on from the launch of the American Song Contest, and with plans underway for Eurovision Song Contest Canada next year, the European Broadcasting Union is thrilled to be now working with Voxovation on bringing the excitement and magic of the Eurovision Song Contest to Latin America. The unique Eurovision format finds new fans across the globe every year and we can’t wait to expand the brand in this hugely diverse part of the world.”
Peter Settman and Greg Lipstone, who are both part of the Voxovation producing team that will be working on the contest have said: “Fans across Latin America have consistently shown up and showed out for the Eurovision Song Contest brand, and Eurovision Song Contest Latin America is the embodiment of that fervent passion, as well as a continuation of the broad vision we, the producing team, have for Eurovision as a global brand.”
Eurovision goes global!
Eurovision Song Contest Latin America is just the latest development in the global expansion of the Eurovision Song Contest brand. Earlier this year, we saw the American Song Contest, where 56 acts from all 50 states, five U.S. territories and the capital, all competed to win the title of ‘Best Original Song’ over a period of eight weeks.
Eurovision Canada, an inniative from Canadian producer Insight Productions, is set to debut in 2023, with artists from the 10 provinces and 3 territories of Canada. The show is expected to be produced by former Eurovision executive producer, Christer Björkman.
At the present time, no further details about the Eurovision Song Contest Latin America have been revealed, or when the contest will be taking place.
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