Don’t you try to hide it, sister!
Upon arrival in America, the Eurovision Song Contest will have a sister contest in Canada.
The information was given by the EBU, on the official Eurovision website
The contest will premiere in 2023.
Artists from the 10 provinces and 3 territories of Canada will compete in the brand new song contest:
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
- Northwest Territories
The televised TV show will include multiple rounds: from qualifying rounds, to semi-finals and the grand final.
Canada has supplied high quality songs to the worldwide music industry over the years.
One of them is Celine Dion who represented Switzerland and Eurovision 1988 and won the song “Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi”:
Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, reacted:
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 commented:
The phenomenal song-writing and extraordinary musicianship of 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 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.
More details will be given in the coming weeks!