Last August we had the first news about the possible American Song Contest. Two weeks ago EBU has confirmed that the American Song Contest will take place and the broadcaster in charge of it is NBC, who was also the one to broadcast Eurovision 2021 and they also got the right to broadcast Eurovision 2022. The submission window is opened for all the US artists who would like to take part at the contest and submit their entries. That’s possible to do through the following LINK. NBC will organize the competition in collaboration with Propagate, Universal Television Alternative Studio and several experienced audiovisual producers. The show will be held next year in a major US city which still isn’t announced. The possible locations for filming which are listed are Los Angeles and Atlanta
The American Song Contest will feature live musical performances of original songs representing each of the 50 states and the major U.S. territories. Each original song will compete against each other in a LIVE televised event series, with the country watching! From indie to pop, bands to DJ’s, rappers to singer-songwriters, signed or independent! We will showcase an array of original musicians in all genres from across the country. Artists must be 16 years or older – up to 6 members per act. *Must be a legal resident of the United States or U.S. territories.
In addition to the 50 states and Washington D.C. as a district five U.S. territories: Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam will also get a chance to take part at the show. Total of 56 entries are expected to be part of the American Song Contest. Among the eligibility requirements listed as number 6 there is also the following criteria:
If you are selected as a participant, you will need to be available to the production for approximately four (4) weeks (possibly longer or shorter) sometime between on or about February 11, 2022, through and including on or about April 12, 2022 (actual dates subject to change in Producer’s sole discretion), and be willing to travel to the Los Angeles, California and Atlanta, Georgia areas (and possibly other locations) as part of production.
The American Song Contest will take place in several qualifying phases. At the end of the semi-finals and a grand final, an original song will be declared the winner. The audience and a professional jury, made up of active members of the American music industry, will determine the winner by a combined vote.
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