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Canadian version of Eurovision announced

Canadian version of Eurovision announced
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Eurovision announces plans to bring the competition to Canada in 2023.

Canada will get its own version of Eurovision from 2023, it has been announced.

The news of further international expansion of the world-famous music contest comes following the format's long-awaited launch in the US this year as the American Song Contest.

In Eurovision Canada, artists from each of the country's 10 provinces and three territories will battle it out with original songs over several rounds - including qualifiers, semi-finals and the grand final - in a bid to become the inaugural champion.

"The Eurovision Song Contest's unique legacy dates back 67 years and its worldwide popularity continues to grow," said Martin Osterdahl, executive supervisor of Eurovision.

"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."

Details of how artists can enter Eurovision Canada will be released in the coming weeks.

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