USA: More than 7.000 songs were submitted for American Song Contest!

The executive supervisor of the American Song Contest, Christer Björkman, talked in the last episode of The Euro Trip, for the new contest that just started in the U.S.A.

A few hours after the second heat of the American Song Contest, Christer Björkman revealed that more than 7.000 songs were submitted for the first American contest.

He spoke with great satisfaction, saying:

“We had over 7000 submissions. You have to know the difference between Sweden. In Sweden it’s songs only. Some of them are connected to an artist but most of them are not. That’s a job that we do after we choose the song. Here it was a package. An artist had to submit an original song so that’s a totally different story. We had 7000 packages, that’s a lot.” 

In contrast with Sweden and Melodifestivalen, where the composers can submit a demo of a song without the artist and later, the producers of the show will get in touch with an artist they believe will suit the song, in the U.S.A. and ASC, a submitted song, in order to compete, it must for sure have an artist connected with it.

“So the interest was instant I would say. But the NBC also had a very good starting point because the team that reached out was the same team that The Voice had used for the last 20 seasons so they had a roster of 10000 names to reach out to so they were very successful and it is amazing considering that nobody knew what this is. I think it was a fantastic result.”

A while later, the titles of the competing songs in Heat 3 of the American Song Contest were revealed.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the American Song Contest!

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