On Monday, May 2, 2022, a red carpet took place in Universal City, California, for the last remaining 11 semi-finalists who performed on the all-live music competition series, American Song Contest. These artists came back to the stage with a next-level performance of their original song.
American Song Contest is a new music competition series that features 56 artists to represent all 50 states, five US territories, and our nation’s capital. Spanning from undiscovered talent, to rising stars, to legendary icons, the artists are competing against one another to win the country’s vote for the best original hit song. Each week, these artists (solo, duo, group, or band) take the stage to deliver a broad diversity across styles and genres. America has the chance to cast their vote via the NBC App and TikTok.
We had a chance to speak with the 11 semi-finalists from the Semi-Finals, Part Two:
- Broderick Jones from Kansas, a singer/songwriter known for his smooth vocals and gravitating stage performances
- Chloe Fredericks from North Dakota, powerhouse vocalist who draws inspiration from Patsy Cline and other country legends
- Christian Pagán from Puerto Rico, a singer, songwriter, musician, and actor known for his win on Idol Puerto Rico
- ENISA from New York, a singer whose distinctive cover versions earned her millions of views and critical acclaim
- Grant Knoche from Texas, known for his synth-driven, deep bass, and intimate pop songs, and most recently called ‘One of today’s finest rising pop stars’ by Ones to Watch
- John Morgan from North Carolina, a singer with a style defined by melodic grit and a craftsman approach to songwriting
- Michael Bolton from Connecticut, a Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter who has sold more than 65 million records globally and continues to tour the world
- Stela Cole from Georgia, a rising star with millions of monthly listeners already and fast-growing
- Sweet Taboo from California, a Latinx group with a distinct sound mixture of R&B, hip-hop, and pop with a Latin flair
- Tenelle from American Samoa, a Grammy Award-nominated and Billboard-charted artist
- Tyler Braden from Tennessee, an artist with more than 70 million streams to his name and a growing list of major tour credits
Learn all you should know about the states and territories these artists are representing as they compete for this season’s ‘Best Original Song’ in our exclusive video below.
American Song Contest is brought to you from the producers of Eurovision Song Contest and The Voice, as well as hosts Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson. The ultimate ‘Grand Final’ for season one will air on Monday, May 9, on NBC, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Only one state or territory will emerge victorious. Is it you? Is it me? Who will it be, who will it be?