Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy. This is gonna be GOOD. The organising body behind the globally magnificent Eurovision Song Contest has officially announced the creation of Eurovision Asia, which is exactly what you think it is: Eurovision, but in the magnificently weird and wonderful world of south-east Asian pop. Grateful reacts only.
The organising body launched a fancy website for the new annual song contest, which is set to take in some 20 countries from across the Asia-Pacific region in a format that more-or-less mimics the OG European version.
The live Grand Final will see representatives from the different respective countries vying for the title, which will be decided via a similar voting system to the OG Eurovision: countries will have a certain amount of votes to allocate, and viewers will be able to vote for their favourite act via phone lines or text.
Organisers are currently polling viewers as to who people want to see perform, encouraging people to make themselves known via social media and the associated hashtag #EurovisionAsia.
SBS had previously been heavily involved in the push to create a Eurovision for the Asia-Pacific region, largely as an extension of their already-popular PopAsia arm.
Representatives for the network confirmed that the idea is still in development, and that the launch of the new website was the next step towards making the contest a reality.
SBS and Blink TV are continuing to explore and develop the exciting opportunity to bring a world class event like Eurovision closer to our shores. The Eurovision Asia website is the next phase in that development.
As discussions continue with potential partners across the Asia region, we are now engaging with both the passionate Eurovision and Asian pop fan communities for their input in shaping this event.
There’s no launch date or potential venue for the inaugural show just yet, but SBS has previously stated there is significant interest from broadcasting partners in India, China, and South Korea.
K-POP EUROVISION, Y’ALL. IT IS THE DREAM.
The over-the-top, completely ridiculous dream. The production alone is gonna be worth price of admission.