P-06-1223 Prepare a bid for Wales to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest
This petition was submitted by Lewis Owen, having collected a total of 1,257 signatures.
Text of Petition:
Wales is known around the world as “The Land of Song”, and we have a rich culture of music and performance which is recognised and celebrated internationally. Wales should have the opportunity to be represented at Eurovision as a nation in its own right. Therefore, we call on the Welsh Government to work with S4C and other relevant bodies to prepare a bid for Wales to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The requirement to compete at Eurovision is to be an active member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). S4C is already an active member of the EBU. Wales has already taken part in Jeux Sans Frontières, Eurovision Choir and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
The Committee agreed that despite Creative Wales developing an action plan for commercial music in Wales, it is clear from the Welsh Government’s response that challenging the status quo regarding the Eurovision song contest is not on the agenda. The Committee agreed to thank the petitioner and close the petition.
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It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 29/11/2021.
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Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Senedd Business;
Status: For consideration
First published: 29/11/2021