Israel Hayom reports that an American version of the Eurovision Song Contest is in the production phase.
In an interview with Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand, Israel Hayom reports that an American version of the Eurovision Song Contest is in production. The report states:
Recently, a contract was signed with producers who will try to create an American version of the competition.
During the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Sweden, it was revealed that the European Broadcasting Union was looking at exporting the format to the United States. However following the comments made in 2016, there have been no official statements from the EBU or production companies regarding the creation of a contest for the USA.
United States and Eurovision
Logo’s first broadcast of Eurovision in 2016 was hosted by Carson Kressley (known for presenting shows including “How to Look Good Naked”) and Michelle Collins of “The View.” 52,000 viewers in the USA watched the show that year.
In 2017, commentating duties were taken over by “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” stars Ross Mathews and Michelle Visage. The American broadcast of the Eurovision 2017 final attracted 64,000 viewers. 74,000 viewers watched the live broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Grand Final from Lisbon, Portugal, with the contest having a share of 0.02%.
This year Logo has dropped broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest. It is not yet known whether fans of the contest in the US will be able to watch the competition via the official streams on YouTube.
Source: Israel Hayom