The American Song Contest will be held according to the basic rules of Eurovision, with the significant difference that not countries, but 50 American states, five US territories (in particular, the Dominican Republic) and the country’s capital, Washington, will compete in it.
All will present one soloist, duet or group.
The competition will open with three qualifying rounds (none at Eurovision), followed by a semi-final and a two-hour final. The official broadcaster has already been selected – it’s NBC. And the name of the winner, as well as at Eurovision, will be determined after the vote of the viewers and the jury’s estimates, summed up in the ratio “50 to 50”.
There is no live broadcast of the competition for Europe yet. Outside the US, it is expected to be available only on YouTube.
by the way
The idea of the Americans about a national contest in the Eurovision format is not original. Turkey acted in a similar way a few years ago when it left the European song contest and created its own national one instead.
Source: Российская Газета by rg.ru.
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