The 2022 American Song Contest will be broadcast by NBC. 50 States, 5 US Territories (American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico) and Washington D.C. will enter the Contest. Three rounds – Qualifying stage, Semi Finals and a Grand Final will take place to decide the winner.
Martin Österdahl, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, had the following to say:
“For 65 years the Eurovision Song Contest has connected people far and wide. As owners of this hugely successful format, we have seen how it has found a place in millions of hearts across Europe and beyond. Now we are excited to have found the perfect partners to share this unique competition and its passionate celebration of music and original songs with the American people.”
Jenny Groom, the Executive Vice President of Unscripted Content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, had the following to say:
“American Song Contest combines the competitive spirit of rooting for your home team along with epic performances that will introduce viewers to the musical cultures that make up America. We are excited to showcase the universal power of music in a spectacular multi-week live musical event.”
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: European Broadcasting Union