The U.S. Will Get Its Grubby Paws on Eurovision with ‘American Song Contest’

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If you recently watched Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga and thought, “Hey! That was fun. But what if it were more… American?” then you’re in luck. Variety reports that America is getting its very own version of Eurovision – the world-renowned European singing competition that’s wowed audiences for over six decades – in 2021 with a less cool name, “The American Song Contest.” Just in time for the holidays, “The American Song Contest” will bastardize attempt to emulate the Eurovision formula by pitting contestants from each of the 50 states (sorry D.C.) in every musical genre performing original tunes. The contestants will be comprised of “professional musical artists” selected by a jury of “artists and music industry notables” who with the help of regional audiences will select “top talent” from 50 states. There will be a series of televised qualifier competitions and then a semi-final round leading to “an ultimate primetime Grand Finale March Madness-style” which will crown the American version of ABBA, Celine Dion, and/or Conchita Wurst.

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