The Eurovision Song Contest goes to Latin America in 2023
Eurovision’s global expansion continues. After a US edition, NBC’s “American Song Contest”, and with the “Eurovision Song Contest Canada” for 2023, the European Broadcasting Union has announced their next station: Latin America.
The popular 66-year competition that pits countries against each other in a show of musical talent has yet to be announced a host city for the Latin American iteration.
“Eurovision” has served as a launch pad for many chart-topping artists over the decades, most notably Celine Dion, ABBA and Italy’s Måneskin.
The Eurovision Song Contest Latin America is produced by Christer Björkman, Anders Lenhoff, Ola Melzig, Peter Settman and Greg Lipstone of Voxovation, the producers of the American Song Contest and Eurovision Song Contest Canada.
“Following the launch of the ‘American Song Contest’ and with plans underway for next year’s ‘Eurovision Song Contest Canada’, the European Broadcasting Union is thrilled to now be working with Voxovation to spread the excitement and magic of the Eurovision Song Contest to Latin America ‘ said Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest. “The unique Eurovision format finds new fans around the world every year and we can’t wait to expand the brand in this extremely diverse part of the world.”
The 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, held in Turin, Italy, attracted over 75 million viewers on YouTube, with Latin American countries among the top-performing markets for non-participating nations. Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico recorded the most content views.
Peter Settman and Greg Lipstone of Voxovation said: “Fans from across Latin America have consistently shown up and championed the Eurovision Song Contest brand, and Eurovision Song Contest Latin America is the embodiment of that fervent passion and a continuation of the broader ones Vision that we have as a production team for Eurovision as a global brand.”
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