ProSieben Plans Live European Singing Competition


Following the cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest, Banijay Group’s Brainpool is working with Stefan Raab and ProSieben to produce and broadcast a new competition, the Free European Song Contest.

Airing live on Saturday, May 16, the show will celebrate passion, fun and a love for music. ProSieben will broadcast the Free European Song Contest live from Cologne at 8:15 p.m. The show is produced by Raab.

Raab commented: “Music connects people, especially in difficult times. This marks the birth of a new, and free, European song competition. This marks the birth of the Free European Song Contest. Special challenges need special solutions and this evening will see Europe come together in a special and unique way.”

Daniel Rosemann, managing director at ProSieben, said: “Stefan Raab loves music and he loves Europe. We are happy about the great opportunity to live and celebrate Europe in these times with a new music competition and are really looking forward to the Free European Song Contest.”