Eurovision Latin America announced by the EBU
The global expansion of Eurovision continues with the EBU announcing the Eurovision Song Contest Latin America.
The expansion follows the inaugural American Song Contest held this year and the announcement of Eurovision Song Contest Canada to take place in 2023.
Eurovision Song Contest Latin America is to be produced by Voxovation’s Christer Björkman, Anders Lenhoff, Ola Melzig, Peter Settman and Greg Lipstone, the producers of American Song Contest and Eurovision Song Contest Canada.
Eurovision's Executive Supervisor for the EBU Martin Österdahl said they were thrilled with the expansion.
"Following on from the launch of the American Song Contest, and with plans underway for Eurovision Song Contest Canada next year, the European Broadcasting Union is thrilled to be now working with Voxovation on bringing the excitement and magic of the Eurovision Song Contest to Latin America. The unique Eurovision format finds new fans across the globe every year and we can’t wait to expand the brand in this hugely diverse part of the world.’"
Details of which countries are taking part, the format of the show and the dates of the show are all yet to be announced.
The Voxovation crew are on the hunt for a host city out of the "top-performing Latin American markets".
The Eurovision website revealed that Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico had the highest engagement with their YouTube channel throughout the contest this year.
Voxovation and the EBU will be hoping for strong viewing figures after the American Song Contest struggled to build a large audience.