We have exciting news! The American version of The Eurovision Song Contest premiered last night on NBC, and its name is The American Song Contest.
What Does The American Song Contest Involve?
Hosted by Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg, The American Song Contest will bring a live music competition where representatives from every state in the U.S. sing in an attempt to win the title of Best Original Song.
Incorporating a wide range of musical styles and genres across America, each contestant is required to perform a new track specifically crafted for the show.
The competitors will be sifted through three qualifying rounds where the strongest vocals will make it to the semi-finals. Eventually, the Grand Final will see one state champion.
The American Song Contest Debut
The show premiered on Monday, March 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. Its eight-week run will see a new episode airing at the same time slot every Monday. The last Grand Final episode is scheduled for a May 9 release.
In case you missed last night’s episode, you can catch it on Peacock starting today. You can also find YouTube videos of performances by some of the show’s contestants uploaded by NBC.
Week 1 of the show presents Kelsey Lamb-Arkansas performing ‘Never Like This’, Michael Bolton-Connecticut singing ‘Beautiful World’, UG Skywalkin- Indiana singing ‘Love in My City’, Alisabeth von Presley- Iowa singing ‘Wonderful’, Yam Haus- Minnesota singing ‘Ready to Go’, Keyone Starr-Mississippi singing ‘Fire’, AleXa- Oklahoma singing ‘Wonderland’, Christian Pagán-Puerto Rico singing ‘Loko’, Hueston- Rhode Island singing ‘Held On Too Long’, Jake ‘O- Wisconsin singing ‘Feel Your Love’ and Ryan Charles- Wyoming singing ‘New Boot Goofin’.
Stay tuned for next week’s exciting episode!