Logo TV for a second year running will be broadcasting the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 live in the United States.
Stars of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Michelle Visage and Ross Mathews will be commentating on this years contest. The duo take over the role from Carson Kressley and Michelle Collins who commentated on the contest last year, when Logo TV secured the US rights to the contest for the first time.
Pamela Post the Senior Vice President of Programming for Logo stated:
Logo is proud to return as the exclusive U.S. broadcast home for the global phenomenon that is the Eurovision Song Contest. This cultural gem has taken worldwide audiences by storm and we’re thankful to once again partner with EBU so our viewers can watch the Grand Final live.
Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand adding:
The EBU is thrilled to be partnering with Logo for the second year running to bring the unique spectacle of the Eurovision Song Contest live to US audiences once again. We know that the Contest has a lot of dedicated fans in the United States and we’re excited that, thanks to Logo, even more viewers this year can discover the excitement of the world’s longest running annual TV music competition and “celebrate diversity” with audiences around the world.
As well as broadcasting the Final of the contest live on television, viewers in the United States can watch the show live on YouTube via Logo’s Official page.
At the 2016 contest the United States joined Kosovo, Kazakhstan and New Zealand in broadcasting the contest live to their audience. The contest however failed to live up to expectations in the time slot that it was broadcast with just 52,000 viewers watching the contest live.
To date Kazakhstan, China and the United States are the only non-competing countries to confirm that they will be broadcasting the contest. UKTV in New Zealand announced that after three years they will not broadcast the contest.