Jon Ola Sand the Executive Supervisor has spoken about talks regarding the possibility of a Eurovision style contest in the United States.
At the press conference this morning Jon Ola Sand said that they were in contact with producers in the US to see if it was possible to stage a similar contest in the United States. The contest would change from countries to a contest between the states. The idea itself has not come from the EBU but from producers in the United States.
The United States would not be the first country to have a contest between the regions or states of their country. Germany currently holds the Bundesvision Song Contest between its 16 Bundesland, the contest has been held annually since 2005. While Russia currently holds a talent show searching for the best singer in the country, each of the 85 Federal subjects are represented by a singer.
Jon Ola stated that currently there are no plans for the United States to have a contestant in Eurovision. He added that unlike Australia the United States lacks the history of watching the contest and the existing audience.
Source: Jon Ola Sand