The Eurovision Song Contest format is heading abroad once again, with plans for a Latin American edition of the contest.
Popularity of the Eurovision Song Contest in Latin American countries is growing. Countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico are among some of the highest consumers of Eurovision content on YouTube. With that in mind, former Eurovision producers are spearheading the project to bring the format to this region of the world.
Eurovision Song Contest Latin America will be produced by Voxovation’s Christer Björkman, Anders Lenhoff, Ola Melzig, Peter Settman and Greg Lipstone. This team recently produced the American Song Contest. They are also currently working on Eurovision Song Contest Canada.
The production team are currently looking for a host city.
Eurovision Song Contest Executive Supervisor Martin Österdahl said:
‘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.’
Peter Settman and Greg Lipstone, on behalf of the Voxovation producing team, said:
‘Fans across Latin America have consistently shown up and showed out for the Eurovision Song Contest brand, and Eurovision Song Contest Latin America is the embodiment of that fervent passion, as well as a continuation of the broad vision we, the producing team, have for Eurovision as a global brand.’