Kelly Clarkson is a huge fan of Eurovision, and said that the country needs this kind of competition. The upcoming show is an American spinoff of the ever famous show called Eurovision Song Contest.
What Is Eurovision?
Also called Eurovision, the show was founded in 1956 by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Its primary objective was to unite European countries after the bloody World War II. The songwriting competition paved the way for the discovery of some of the world’s most famous musicians, including Celine Dion and Abba.
Participating countries send one act to the show every year. Each act could consist of one person or a group of up to six individuals to represent their nations. Every act will have three minutes to perform their original songs. They are allowed to use any props as long as they don’t involve live animals. Then the judges and the public will vote to choose the best songwriter.
American Song Contest
Now America will have the chance to find its next greatest songwriter. The American spinoff will have the same rules. Each of the 56 states and territories can send one representative to compete in the show.
Kelly Clarkson Opens Up About American Song Contest
Kelly Clarkson, who is one of the judges of the show, said that the country needs a show like Eurovision. The singer-songwriter revealed that she’s always been a fan of Eurovision’s concept and that she’s extremely excited to have a similar show in the U.S.
Clarkson said she’s thrilled to work with Snoop Dog, who’s also hosting the show alongside her. She also “can’t wait to see every state and territory represented by artists singing their own songs.”
About 200 million people watch Eurovision every year. Hopefully, its spinoff will be well received by US viewers. The show is set to air on March 21 and will run for eight weeks.
Snoop Dog is also excited and honored to host the American Song Contest. The show is produced by Propagate. It’ll feature live performances by bands, duos, or solo artists from every state as they compete to be the country’s best hit song.
Snoop Dogg was one of the mentors on The Voice season 20. Meanwhile, Clarkson’s talk show, in production for its third season, and she’s one of the coaches in The Voice season 20.
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