American Song Contest 2022 News – Fans Demand Oklahoma K-Pop Star AleXa Be Declared Winner by Snoop Dogg & Kelly Clarkson


FANS of NBC’s new music competition went crazy over K-pop star AleXa, who performed at Monday’s season premiere.

The first episode of NBC’s American Song Contest aired on Monday and fans loved the American version of the famous Eurovision Song Contest.

Pop star AleXa represented Oklahoma with a performance of her original song “Wonderland” with backing dancers and stunning choreography.

Fans of the singer took to Twitter to share their reactions to the song, with some even calling it “the best performance ever.” Other fans declare AleXa to be number one winner of the competition.

Presenter Kelly Clarkson was stunned by the performance, saying it “brought the house down”.

The competition will be played over eight weeks, before a final on May 9th.

Musicians from all 50 states, five surrounding territories and Washington, DC will compete.

Participants, who are already established, recognized artists, include:

Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson have teamed up to host the brand new series.

Read our American Song Contest live blog for the latest news and updates

  • Who is Michael Bolton?

    Singer Michael Bolton is one of the participants in the American Song Contest, although he is already a legendary performer.

    Michael Bolton is best known for his powerful ballads, which influenced the music of the late ’80s and early ’90s.

    Over the course of his career, Bolton has won six American Music Awards, two Grammy Awards, sold more than 75 million records, released eight Top 10 albums and two number one singles on the Billboard charts.

  • Home State of Michael Bolton

    Famed singer Michael Bolton represented his home state of Connecticut in the season premiere with an original song called Beautiful World.

  • Ready to go

    The first original song at Monday’s premiere was by a Minnesota band called Yam Haus.

    The band consists of four young men.

    The “yam” in her name means “You are significant”.

    Yam Haus family, friends and fans were seen having a watch party for the show in St. Paul, Minnesota.

  • Eurovision in America

    Many Americans were introduced to Eurovision thanks to the Netflix film starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams.

    The Story of Fire Saga was a hit Netflix comedy in which the characters of Ferrell and McAdams competed to enter the Eurovision contest.

  • How does Eurovision work? Part three

    The winner is determined using a point system and the performer with the most points wins.

    The award is a chance to perform the winning song again, a trophy and your country gets the honor of hosting next year’s Eurovision.

  • How does Eurovision work? Second part

    Six countries – France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom plus the host country – automatically qualify for the semi-finals.

    All others must qualify for the semi-finals by competition.

    From there, the grand finale takes place.

  • How does Eurovision work?

    Each participating broadcaster from each country submits their performers (no more than 6 people) and their song (no longer than 3 minutes).

    The countries send either their “rising star” or their hottest talent to perform.

    The selection process is different – sometimes it is done by an internal decision and sometimes by a ‘voting process’.

  • What is Euro Vision?

    The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual international songwriting competition in which European countries compete with extravagant music productions.

    The competition was established in 1956 and was very successful, bringing acclaimed artists such as ABBA and Celine Dion worldwide attention.

  • How much does Kelly Clarkson make from The Voice?

    Clarkson is bringing home $14 million a season with The Voice.

    She started out as a consultant on the show beginning with the second season.

    However, as of season fourteen, Clarkson has been a full-time coach on the show.

  • What is the American Song Contest? continued

    As early as 2006, plans were circulating to develop an American version of the song contest.

    It wasn’t until 2019 that Eurovision producers Christer Björkman and Ola Melzig secured the rights to release an American adaptation.

    According to Bjorkman, various cities in Nevada and Florida have been considered as hosts, including Orlando, Tampa and Las Vegas.

  • What is the American Song Contest?

    Based on Eurovision, the American Song Contest is a nationwide singing competition.

    Eurovision first debuted in 1956 and features artists from mainly European countries competing against original music.

    In 1971, Eurovision first aired in the continental United States.

  • Who are the hosts? continued

    “I’m really excited to be working with Snoop and can’t wait to see every state and territory with artists singing their own songs,” concluded Kelly.

    In 2021, Snoop and Kelly appeared together on season 20 of The Voice, another singing competition.

    Kelly served as a coach while Snoop came on as a mentor.

  • Who are the hosts?

    During the Super Bowl LVI halftime show on February 13, 2022, a promo for the American Song Contest aired announcing the upcoming contest hosts as Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson.

    “I’m honored to host the American Song Contest alongside my little sister, Kelly Clarkson, aka Miss Texas,” Snoop said in a statement.

    Kelly added: “I was a fan and loved the concept of Eurovision and I’m thrilled to be bringing the musical phenomenon to America.

  • ‘Fun sweet hosts’

    Fans have expressed their love for the hosts on Twitter.

    “I really love it,” wrote one viewer.

  • The recognized candidates

    Participants, who are already established, recognized artists, include:

  • The amateur competitors

    The amateur participants are:

  • Who are the candidates?

    Musicians from all 50 states, five surrounding territories and Washington, DC will compete.

    On March 3, 2022, NBC revealed information about the participants of the American Song Contest.

    Competitors include a mix of relatively unknown musicians as well as singer-songwriters who have already found mainstream success.

  • Can I Stream American Song Contest?

    The competitive series will also be available to stream on a few different apps.

    Viewers unable to catch the American Song Contest cable broadcasts can easily access the show via Hulu or Peacock.

  • The selection of today’s jury

    The artist who automatically advances to the semifinals is Hueston from Rhode Island, who performed the ballad Held On Too Long.

  • Jury members vote

    Each of the 56 participants rated their favorite song of the night and the results will be announced shortly.

  • Moved to tears

    Snoop Dogg said that Hueston’s song “touched his heart”.

    “I almost cried,” the rapper said.

  • Rhode Island

    Artist Hueston performs his ballad Held On Too Long while representing Rhode Island.

    He performs alone in the spotlight while belting out the chorus to his emotional song.

  • cowboy rapper

    Next up is Ryan Charles Wyoming with his song New Boot Goofin’.

    Prior to his performance, Ryan described himself as a “rapper from Wyoming”.

  • Vote now

    Viewers across America can vote for their favorite shows from tonight’s episode through Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. ET.

    Voters have 10 votes to cast for each of the 11 candidates.

    The three participants with the most votes advance to the next round of the competition.

  • pyrotechnics

    Pyrotechnics erupt on stage as Keyone Starr belts out the chorus to her song Fire.

    The flames give the energetic performance a visual extravagance.


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