10 provinces, 3 territories, 1 winner: Eurovision Canada will launch in 2023!
Eurovision.tv has announced that Eurovision is coming to Canada. Following the launch of the American Song Contest this year, another transatlantic competition is joining the Eurovision family.
The show will follow a similar format to the American Song Contest, with televised qualifying rounds, followed by semi-finals and a grand final to crown a winner.
Further details about the broadcaster and hosts will be announced in the coming weeks.
Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, had this 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, added:
‘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.’
Canada’s most notable link with Eurovision to date is the victory of Céline Dion, who represented Switzerland in 1988 with “Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi”.
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News Source: Eurovision.tv
Image Source: RTE