Following the launch of the American Song Contest this year, we will see the debut of Eurovision Canada next year, in 2023. Eurovision Canada will see ten provinces and three territories compete in a series of qualifying heats, semi finals and final – expected to follow the format of the American Song Contest.
Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, had the following to say:
“The Eurovision Song Contest’s unique legacy dates back 67 years and its worldwide popularity continues to grow. It is time for Canada to join the party and become a player in this worldwide spectacle. The love of music is universal and the celebration of music’s different genres and styles transcends boundaries, uniting people in a way that no other art form can. We are excited to have found the best partners to offer another version of this joyful phenomenon to new fans and to share this remarkable competition with the Canadian people.”
Lindsay Cox, Showrunner at Insight Productions, had the following to say:
“The phenomenal song-writing and extraordinary musicianship in this country can stand against any in the world which is why Canada is the perfect home for the next iteration of the Eurovision Song Contest. We’re so honoured to partner with the Eurovision team to showcase the immense musical talent from every corner of our nation and for Canadian viewers to become a part of this global phenomenon. Eurovision Canada will combine two forces that have always brought our nation together: fantastic music and a live event spectacle.”
Insight Productions will reveal their broadcast partner, as well as further information, in the coming weeks. OMNI Television have held the rights to the Eurovision Song Contest since 2019.
Author: Richard Taylor