This is not a drill, Australia is hosting an Asia-Pacific Eurovision!

That’s right folks, we’re getting our own version of Eurovision. Not in a tacky Australian Idol way, but in a totally awesome K-Pop way. Mind Blown.

Asia-Pacific Eurovision

SBS has signed an exclusive option with the European Broadcasting Union to broadcast an Asian version of the famous Eurovision Song Contest. Chairman for the Reference Group of the Eurovision Song Contest Dr. Frank-Dieter Freiling said “We are excited by the fact that Eurovision’s appeal is crossing continental borders to Asian countries. SBS Australia has been broad casting Eurovision for over 30 years, so we feel they are a perfect partner to build an alliance of networks with, and give Asian songwriters and artists the opportunity to perform on  the Eurovision stage.“

Eurovision Asia (shouldn’t it be called Asiavision?) will play host to 20 nations from the Asia-Pacific region, the first event taking place in Australia in 2017.

Speaking about the event Blink Tv Director Paul Clarke said “Imagine – the musical virtuosity of Bollywood, the cutting edge of K-pop, and the excitement of Chinese and Japanese artists – now the biggest music consumers in the world. We are looking to build these partnerships, starting now. It’s a thrilling idea.”

We agree with you Paul, we agree a lot. And let’s not forget this awesome poll that SBS have put up on their website following the Eurovsion Asia announcement.

Asia-Pacific Eurovision

First seen via Pedestrian.