Star Spangled Eurovision! American Song Contest to hit screens in 2022

May 14, 2021


We’ve been watching all of the news and rumours unfold about the US version of Eurovision, and today it has finally been announced that the American Song Contest will be taking place in 2022. The contest is a co-production between Propagate and Universal Studio Group, featuring the executive producer of hit TV talent show The Voice. 

Similarly to Eurovision, the show will feature live performances but instead of countries, all 50 states of the United States will be taking part each with their own competing song, alongside 5 US  territories and the US capital Washington D.C. 

A solo artist, DJ or band will represent each state or territory, and each and every song will celebrate the musical diversity found across the United States.

The live contest will consist of three rounds made up of qualifying rounds, semi finals and then of course the Grand Final we’ll all be waiting for! Alongside televoting, like in Eurovision a professional jury will also be on hand to dish out points.

‘For 65 years the Eurovision Song Contest has connected people far and wide. As owners of this hugely successful format, we have seen how it has found a place in millions of hearts across Europe and beyond. Now we are excited to have found the perfect partners to share this unique competition and its passionate celebration of music and original songs with the American people.'
Martin Österdahl
Executive Producer of the Eurovision Song Contest

Anders Lenhoff, Peter Settman, Christer Björkman and Ola Melzig, who between them all have over 20 Eurovision Song Contests worth of experience, gained the rights for the Eurovision Song Contest from the EBU and partnered with US firm Propagate to bring the contest to the states with its own little twist. 

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