The American Song Contest is coming in 2021

All 50 US states compete on equal terms as the World’s biggest live entertainment event finally arrives in America

The musical juggernaut Eurovision Song Contest has partnered with producer and television executive Ben Silverman’s Propagate Content and will debut the first-ever American Song Contest during the holiday season 2021. The American Song Contest will welcome musical artists and bands from each of the 50 states and across every musical genre, to perform all original songs on the live televised event.
The Contest will bring the artists head to head against other states’ representatives in a series of televised Qualifier Competitions, leading to Semi-Finals and the ultimate primetime Grand Finale March Madness style.

Created to unite a continent

“The Eurovision Song Contest’s unique legacy dates back sixty five years and it’s worldwide popularity is still rising. It’s time for America to experience this spectacle, through its sister competition, the American Song Contest. Love of music is universal and celebration of music in different genres and styles can transcend boundaries and unite people. We are excited to have found the right partners to offer another series that our fans across the globe can fall in love with and to share this unique competition with the American people” says Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest.

The ASC Team

The team behind The American Song Contest includes Christer Björkman, Anders Lenhoff, Ola Melzig and Peter Settman, who have worked on more than 20 ESCs between them. They are joined by Ben Silverman, an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning executive producer of such shows as The Office, Jane The Virgin, Ugly Betty, and The Tudors.

Propagate, propagatecontent.com,  is the official production partner i the United States.

A Celebration of American music

“For more than 20 years, I’ve tried to bring the Eurovision Song Contest to the United States because it is the greatest and most successful format yet to be adapted. Before I found Who Wants To Be A Millionaire or there was a Pop Idol, Eurovision was dominating the ratings and charts. Put simply, there is nothing else like it on television.  The sheer spectacle is amazing. It is a pure celebration of the best in music and the best of what music can be, produced by the world’s elite artisans in all fields of production. The Eurovision Song Contest has shown that it can unite different countries and artists for a few nights every year to focus on their mutual love and respect for music. Bringing The American Song Contest and the Eurovision brand to the U.S. is an incredibly ambitious project, but one worth doing, since we think these inherent values are intrinsic to uniting a fractional America through its greatest export and global impact … culture!!!” says Ben Silverman, Chairman and Co-CEO of Propagate.

More announcements to follow soon.

For more information, please contact:

Susie Arons | 42West
susie.arons@42west.net
917-751-1776

Katie Schroeder | 42West
katie.schroeder@42west.net
917-992-6052

For more information on the Eurovision Song Contest please visit eurovision.tv