Australian television station, Channel 9, has today reported, on its daily news programme, that the inaugural Eurovision Asia Song Contest has been proposed to take place in the Gold Coast, Australia. According to the report it will take place between November 30th and December 7th next year, and therefore it is expected the Final will take place on December 7th itself. 16 countries are reported to be taking part.
The very first Eurovision Asia song contest is set to be held on the Gold Coast!#9News | http://9News.com.au
Geplaatst door 9 News Gold Coast op Dinsdag 30 oktober 2018
The clip (shown above) included an short comment from the Mayor of the city of Gold Coast, Tom Tate, confirming the event is expected to go ahead.
In a report published by the Gold Coast City Council the following was also revealed:
- It will held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
- There will be “red carpet arrivals”, “press meet and greets” and a “three-hour live broadcast grand final”
- It will “imitate the Eurovision Song Contest” with a “similar system” of voting to the European version with an “industry jury delivering 50 percent of the vote (and) the remaining 50 percent coming from public televoting”.
- That countries in negotiation to participate are China, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, Singapore and the UAE.
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