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American Song Contest – USA ESC – Copies the message

American Song Contest – USA ESC – Copies the message


A music competition based on the Eurovision song contest begins in the United States. Musicians represent their state or one of five foreign territories.

“Alaska … Twelve points!” That’s what it means when the first “American Song Contest” takes place. Based on the “Eurovision Song Contest” ESC model, all 50 U.S. states, along with the capital Washington, send their candidates to the District of Columbia and five foreign regions: Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands. Run.

They include well-known names such as Grammy winner Michael Bolton, pop musician Jewel or DJ Project The Crystal Mode. The show will be hosted by singer Kelly Clarkson and rapper Snoop Dogg. After five preliminary rounds and two semifinals, the best US song will be selected for the final live performance on May 9.

The similarity with ESC is not a coincidence

The similarity with ESC is not a coincidence – the European Broadcasting Union officially named EBU the creator of the design. The American Song Contest will also help spark more interest in European parenting competition in the United States.

As with the original, each participating part, regardless of its size, awarded the same number of points. Broadcaster NBC has not yet explained exactly how voting and scoring should be organized over large time differences: Guam is ten hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, American Samoa is eleven hours behind – and the four-time US Territory already covers the mainland from Maine to California.

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