As things stand at present, we are unlikely to be seeing a Song Contest in Asia anytime soon. Eurovoix World have discovered that the ABU Song Contest has not only been dropped from the ABU calendar of events for next year, but the event page has also been dropped from the ABU website too.
In terms of the EBU version, SBS, the Australian broadcaster who holds the rights to the Eurovision Asia Song Contest, are currently focussing on Australia Decides – their National Final for the Eurovision Song Contest. An SBS spokesperson had the following to say:
“We will continue collaborating with the European Broadcasting Union to explore the possibility for Eurovision Asia, but we will first focus on the national final Australia Decides 2020.”
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Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovoix World & Wiwibloggs