New details have emerged about the first edition of the Eurovision Song Contest for the Asia-Pacific.
The contest now appears to have a formal name the “Eurovision Asia Song Contest”. The name appears multiple times in an advertisement for a junior production manager for the contest. Up to this point there has been no formal name for the contest revealed by the organisers, with the project going by a number of titles varying from Asiavision to Asia Eurovision.
The job advertisement also shows the organisers of the event have become more ambitious in how many countries could compete in the first contest. At the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm it was confirmed by Paul Clarke who is one of the developers of the contest, that 12 countries would be the aim for competing countries. Organisers are now aiming for between 12 and 20 countries competing in the first contest.
The following countries have either confirmed their participation or shown an interest:
- Australia (Confirmed)
- South Korea
The first contest is planned to be held in the first half of 2017.