NBC delays ‘American Song Contest’ due to Omicron

'Eurovision USA' is tested by the pandemic -plus more details on why it isn't Eurovision at all.

America’s official adaptation of the Eurovision Song Contest has been pushed back a month due to COVID concerns gripping the country.

American Song Contest will now premiere on March 21 on NBC in a two-hour slot.

No surprises here, it will run for eight weeks, with a finale on May 9th.

The series travels the country, finding song writers and performers in all 50 states, five U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

A solo artist, duo or a band will represent each location and perform a new original song.

The Live competition consists of three rounds as the acts compete in a series of qualifying rounds, followed by the semi finals and the ultimate finale, where a winner will be named.

This version is authorised by the European Broadcasting Union, which has been trying to get an Atlantic edition up since at least 2008.

As I’ve noted in the past, expect this to look like a slick American Idol than the campy continental fun spanning over 60 years.

Source: Variety

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