MOSCOW, November 20. Russian producer and composer Maxim Fadeev in his Telegram channel announced preparations for the launch of a new music competition “Euroasia”, which will become an analogue of Eurovision.
According to Fadev, he already has an agreement to create an international festival-competition in Uzbekistan.
“Its hosts will be three countries – Russia, Uzbekistan and Turkey. Russia will be represented by your humble servant, Uzbekistan by Yulduz Usmanova, and Turkey by probably the most popular representative of the creative profession there today. I’m sure his name will be a shock to everyone,” Fadeev intrigued his subscribers.
According to the producer, the concept of the festival was thought out a long time ago.
"Visually "Eurasia" conceived as the International Music “Olympiad”. We will hold the festival every year in August. Headquarters in three countries have already begun to work to organize the acceptance of applications from participating countries,” the producer explained.
He clarified that there were a lot of applications and the competition aroused interest even among those countries that “demonstrate unfriendly policy.”
Fadeev said that ideas for creating such a competition are in the air, but their implementation is not always successful.
"Of course, Russia needs its own festival, but it is extremely important: who will be its inspirer, who will be the people representing this platform? Reputation today is worth its weight in gold! […] There is talk not about the content, not about the concept or ideology of this event, but about a million dollars as a reward for first place. We live, it seems, in Russia, but we are rewarded with dollars!” – the composer complained.
The reason for Fadeev’s reaction was the statement of the Russian Ministry of Culture about the creation of the Intervision music competition, which should replace Eurovision. After this, producer Joseph Prigozhin promised to organize a new competition in just a month.
According to Prigozhin, the competition needs a large prize fund that will attract participants from all over the world. The producer believes that the winner should be given a million dollars.
In February last year, the EBU suspended Russia from participating in the Eurovision Song Contest.