Friday , July 30 2021

Is Eurovision Asia really heading for the Gold Coast?

Eurovision Asia has come a long time, not helped by political issues and got 10 different Asian countries to reach an agreement.

In March 2016, the Europeanvisioning Union (EBU) organizer Eurovision made an agreement with SBS to create a local regional version of the European contest.

SBS and its production partners Blink TV is at the forefront of its creation, and its initial idea was to make Sydney the first host city before being staged in other cities in the region.

Broadcasters from India, China and South Korea expressed interest and tentative plans for the contest to debut in 2017 … then 2018.

Now in the latest installments, the Gold Coast has it, and will be held at the end of 2019.

This comes from a report from 9NEWS Queensland, which found documents published by the Gold Coast City Council.

At this stage, it is set to run from 30 November to 7 December 2019, at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Center.

It will feature "high profile artists" from 16 Asia Pacific countries, with "the arrival of the red carpet", "press meeting and greeting" and "grand final three-hour live broadcasts".

Among those said to take part include China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Korea, Singapore, and the UAE.

Those who have shown interest are Kazakhstan, Maldives, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands.

The complete list of definitions will be confirmed in May.

However, SBS has rejected the speculation.

"Eurovision Asia is still under development. We continue to have a number of discussions about reviving the event, but none has been confirmed at this stage. "

The Gold Coast will host Australia Decide in February, where Australian songs and artists to represent the country at Eurovision in Israel will be chosen.

The Gold Coast Council wants to be the home of all things Eurovision, and in the consultation paper you want to be able to hold it every four years for the next 12 years.

The new HOTA art area has been designated as Eurovision Asia Village.

"Eurovision Asia is very big," said the Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate say 9NEWS. "(It has the potential to reach) more than 200 million people."

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