Saskatoon is about to light up! On Monday, the European Broadcasting Union – the body behind the original Eurovision Song Contest – announced a new international spin-off: Eurovision Canada.
The show will premiere in 2023. It will feature artists »from each of the 10 provinces and three territories.
As fans of the world’s second largest country know, this means we’ll see talent representing: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.
The Canucks have given the world a lot of culture, especially when it comes to pop music. Drake, Justin Bieber and The Weeknd have torn up the charts in recent years – as have their predecessors Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Carly Rae Jepsen, Sarah McLachlan and Shania Twain.
The US’s northern neighbor has also gifted Eurovision fans with one of their biggest icons: Celine Dion, who won the competition for Switzerland in 1988.
The news that Eurovision Canada will hit the airwaves next year is creating something of a trend. During Eurovision 2019, the EBU confirmed that the American song contest was under construction.
This series debuted last month to a lukewarm response (if the ratings are to be believed). But the producers have previously said they understand it will take a few edits for the show to catch fire. ASC will reach its grand conclusion on May 9.
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