Eurovision Song Contest has been wildly in style lengthy earlier than Will Ferrell spoofed the competitors occasion in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, however it appears just like the Netflix hit couldn’t have come at a extra excellent time.
The tv spectacle—which helped launch the careers of icons like ABBA, Celine Dion, and Julio Iglesias—is now coming to the U.S. in 2021. On August 7, Eurovision introduced its new spinoff: American Song Contest, a large competitors that may pit solo and group performers from all 50 states in opposition to each other over the course of 5-10 televised qualifier competitions, semi-finals, and the “ultimate primetime grand finale.”
“The Eurovision Song Contest’s distinctive legacy dates again 65 years and its worldwide recognition is nonetheless rising. It’s time for America to expertise this spectacle, by way of its sister competitors, the American Song Contest,” Executive Supervisor Martin Österdahl said in a statement. “Love of music is common and celebration of music in numerous genres and types can transcend boundaries and unite individuals. We are excited to have discovered the precise companions to provide one other collection that our followers throughout the globe can fall in love with and to share this distinctive competitors with the American individuals.”
There’s already a trailer, which you’ll be able to try beneath.
Of course, that does not imply everybody’s bought. Some massive followers of the Eurovision Song Contest are a bit skeptical. “I said it before and I’ll say it again. Americans can’t live knowing other continents have something that they don’t have. But at least they’re not joining the esc,” one Twitter consumer wrote.
“Just keep it out of Eurovision, separate it completely, make it not have a single common thing,” one other consumer wrote. “Just don’t let it touch Eurovision—or it will be ruined forever.”
We’ll see the way it goes. Hopefully, we’ll have the opportunity to show ourselves worthy.