American Song Contest: AleXa from Oklahoma is the winner!

The American Song Contest 2022 has just ended with Oklahoma winning the contest with the song Wonderland. 25-year-old AleXa from Oklahoma won the American Song Contest 2022, receiving 710 points. Colorado was second while Kentucky ended up in third place.

In tonight’s grand final the following artists participated:

  1. Connecticut – Michael Bolton – Beautiful World
  2. North Dakota – Chloe Fredericks – Can’t Make You Love Me
  3. Texas – Grant Knoche – Mr. Independent
  4. Alabama – Ni/Co – The Difference
  5. Kentucky – Jordan Smith – Sparrow
  6. Washington – Allen Stone – A Bit of Both
  7. American Samoa – Tenelle – Full Circle
  8. Oklahoma – AleXa – Wonderland
  9. Tennessee – Tyler Braden – Seventeen
  10. Colorado – Riker Lynch – Feel the Love

At the beginning of the final, Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson announced the system by which the results of the final will be announced. The 56-state judges were divided into 10 regions with each region awarding 1-7, 8, 10 and 12 points. In the public vote, each state voted separately while using the same system as the judges which resulted in the public vote determining 85% of the results!

The detailed results of the juries were as follows:

The overall results after the public votes:

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American Song Contest: The Last Four Qualifiers of the 2nd Semi-Final!

A few moments ago, the qualifiers of the second semi-final, and therefore the last finalists of the American Song Contest 2022 were released. The second semi-final took place last Monday (2/5) with eleven states competing for the last five spots in the final. Tyler Braden from Tennessee won the jury vote and therefore advanced to the grand final!

The last four artists to reach the final are:

The public vote for the finalists will open the day before the grand final. As a reminder, the following artists made it to the final:

This will be the eighth of eight nights and will be broadcast live on Tuesday, May 9, at 2AM CET on NBC. You can also follow the contest from Denmark (DR) at 21:00 CET on Tuesdays, Finland (YLE) on Tuesday evenings, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Luxembourg (Red Bull) on demand, Greece (ERTFLIX), Iceland (RUV), Montenegro (RTCG) at 21:00 CET on Sundays, Norway (NRK) on Saturday nights, Serbia (RTS), Slovenia (RTV SLO) at 22:00 CET on Saturdays, Spain (RTVE Play) and Sweden (SVT)!

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American Song Contest: Second Semi-Final’s Results!

A few minutes ago, the second semi-final of the American Song Contest ended, eleven states competed for the last five spots in the final. The outcome is decided by the votes of the judges and the public vote. AleXa (Oklahoma), Riker Lynch (Colorado), Jordan Smith (Kentucky), Ni/Co (Alabama) and Allen Stone (Washington) were named as the first finalists with Τyler Braden from Tennessee following them after winning the support of the judges in the second semifinal!

The following artists participated in tonight’s semi-final:

  1. Puerto Rico: Christian Pagán – “Loko
  2. North Carolina: John Morgan – “Right in the Middle
  3. Kansas: Broderick Jones – “Tell Me
  4. New York: Enisa – “Green Light
  5. North Dakota: Chloe Fredericks – “Can’t Make You Love Me
  6. Connecticut: Michael Bolton – “Beautiful World
  7. Texas: Grant Knoche – “Mr. Independent
  8. California: Sweet Taboo – “Keys to the Kingdom
  9. Tennessee: Tyler Braden – “Seventeen
  10. Georgia: Stela Cole – “DIY
  11. American Samoa: Tenelle – “Full Circle

At the beginning of the night, Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson announced that AleXa (Oklahoma), Riker Lynch (Colorado), Jordan Smith (Kentucky) and Ni/Co (Alabama) won the public’s support in the first semi-final and would be in the final. At the end of the night, the jury winner of the second semi-final was announced and therefore Tyler Braden of Tennesse managed to beat Kansas’ Broderick Jones and will qualify as the sixth finalist.

The detailed results of the judges of the second semi-final were as follows:

  1. Tennessee: Tyler Braden – “Seventeen
  2. Kansas: Broderick Jones – “Tell Me
  3. California: Sweet Taboo – “Keys to the Kingdom
  4. North Carolina: John Morgan – “Right in the Middle
  5. Connecticut: Michael Bolton – “Beautiful World
  6. North Dakota: Chloe Fredericks – “Can’t Make You Love Me
  7. Puerto Rico: Christian Pagán – “Loko
  8. Texas: Grant Knoche – “Mr. Independent
  9. Georgia: Stela Cole – “DIY
  10. American Samoa: Tenelle – “Full Circle
  11. New York: Enisa – “Green Light

Voting for those not selected by the jury will continue until Tuesday. The public vote will determine the four artists who will make it to the finals. The finalists will be announced during the week.

This was the seventh of a total of eight shows. You can also follow the contest from Denmark (DR) at 21:00 CET on Tuesdays, Finland (YLE) on Tuesday evenings, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Luxembourg (Red Bull) on demand, Greece (ERTFLIX), Iceland (RUV), Montenegro (RTCG) at 21:00 CET on Sundays, Norway (NRK) on Saturday nights, Serbia (RTS), Slovenia (RTV SLO) at 22:00 CET on Saturdays, Spain (RTVE Play) and Sweden (SVT)!

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American Song Contest: First Semi-Final’s Results!

The first semi-final of American Song Contest just finished with eleven states competing for five spots in the grand final, with the outcome decided by the votes of the judges and the public vote. Tenelle from American Samoa, John Morgan from North Carolina and Sweet Taboo from California were the remaining qualifiers from the last qualifier round and will appear in the 2nd semi-final as well as Enisa from New York as she received the second wildcard. Washington’s Allen Stone qualified from the judges of the first semi-final and is the first finalist!

The following artists competed in tonight’s semi-final:

  1. Kentucky: Jordan Smith – ‘Sparrow
  2. Colorado: Riker Lynch – ‘Feel The Love
  3. New Hampshire: Mari – ‘Fly
  4. Washington: Allen Stone – ‘A Bit of Both
  5. Alabama: Ni/Co – ‘The Difference
  6. Wyoming: Ryan Charles – ‘New Boot Goofin
  7. Rhode Island: Hueston – ‘Held On Too Long
  8. Montana: Jonah Prill – ‘Fire It Up
  9. Michigan: Ada LeAnn – ‘Natalie
  10. Massachusetts: Jared Lee – ‘Shameless
  11. Oklahoma: AleXa – ‘Wonderland

At the beginning of the night, Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson announced that American Samoa’s Tenelle, North Carolina’s John Morgan and California’s Sweet Taboo won the public’s support in the fifth qualifier round. New York’s Enisa was announced later on as the second wildcard. Just before the end of the show, the winner of the first semi-final’s jury was announced and therefore Allen Stone from Washington will be in the final.

The detailed results of the first semi-final’s juries were as follows:

  1. Washington: Allen Stone – ‘A Bit of Both
  2. Kentucky: Jordan Smith – ‘Sparrow
  3. Rhode Island: Hueston – ‘Held On Too Long
  4. Michigan: Ada LeAnn – ‘Natalie
  5. Oklahoma: AleXa – ‘Wonderland
  6. Alabama: Ni/Co – ‘The Difference
  7. Montana: Jonah Prill – ‘Fire It Up
  8. Massachusetts: Jared Lee – ‘Shameless
  9. New Hampshire: Mari – ‘Fly
  10. Wyoming: Ryan Charles – ‘New Boot Goofin
  11. Colorado: Riker Lynch – ‘Feel The Love

Voting for those not selected by the jury will continue for one days until Tuesday. The public vote will determine the other four artists who will make it to the finals. The finalists will be announced during the next show.

This was the sixth of a total of eight shows. You can also follow the contest from Denmark (DR) at 21:00 CET on Tuesdays, Finland (YLE) on Tuesday evenings, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Luxembourg (Red Bull) on demand, Greece (ERTFLIX), Iceland (RUV), Montenegro (RTCG) at 21:00 CET on Sundays, Norway (NRK) on Saturday nights, Serbia (RTS), Slovenia (RTV SLO) at 22:00 CET on Saturdays, Spain (RTVE Play) and Sweden (SVT)!

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American Song Contest: The allocation of the artists in the two semi-finals!

The artists who will compete in the two semifinals of the American Song Contest have been released. Last Monday, NBC hosted the last qualifier round from which 16-year-old Ada LeAnn with her song “Natalie” representing Michigan was named as the new American Song Contest semifinalist after winning the judges’ vote.

The artists who will compete in the first semi-final are:

  1. Alabama: Ni/Co – ‘The Difference
  2. Colorado: Riker Lynch – ‘Feel The Love
  3. Kentucky: Jordan Smith – ‘Sparrow
  4. Massachusetts: Jared Lee – ‘Shameless
  5. Michigan: Ada LeAnn – ‘Natalie
  6. Montana: Jonah Prill – ‘Fire It Up
  7. New Hampshire: Mari – ‘Fly
  8. Oklahoma: AleXa – ‘Wonderland
  9. Rhode Island: Hueston – ‘Held On Too Long
  10. Washington: Allen Stone – ‘A Bit of Both
  11. Wyoming: Ryan Charles – ‘New Boot Goofin

The artists who will compete in the second semi-final are:

  1. Connecticut: Michael Bolton “Beautiful World
  2. Georgia: Stela Cole “DIY
  3. Kansas: Broderick Jones “Tell Me
  4. North Dakota: Chloe Fredericks “Can’t Make You Love Me
  5. Puerto Rico: Christian Pagán “Loko
  6. Tennessee: Tyler Braden “Seventeen
  7. Texas: Grant Knoche “Mr. Independent

The second semi-final will be completed with the remaining qualifiers from the 5th qualifying round as well as the second Wildcard!

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American Song Contest: The viewing figures of the fifth qualifier round!

The final qualifying round of the American Song Contest took place on Monday night.

In Monday’s qualifier round, 16-year-old Ada LeAnn with her song “Natalie” representing Michigan was named the new American Song Contest semifinalist after winning the judges’ vote. In addition, Jared Lee (Massachusetts), Stela Cole (Georgia) and MARi (New Hampshire) were announced as the remaining semifinalists of the 4th qualifier round.

One day after the final round of the competition’s qualifying round, Nielsen gave us new ratings data for the competition. The latest American Song Contest qualifier round round averaged 1,470,000 viewers during its 120 minutes. In the 18-49 age group, the most important age group for advertisers, the heat drew 0.3% viewership (viewership as a percentage of the total population in this age group).

Compared to last week, the latest round of the American Singing Contest elimination managed a slight 2.08% increase in share of viewership. In one week, the competition picked up 70,000 viewers. Since its premiere, it has lost 52.7% of the audience.

The first part (20:00-21:00) was watched by 1,637,000 viewers (0.3% 18-49 rating) and the second part (21:00-22:00) by 1,304,000 viewers (0.2% 18-49 rating). In both positions, it was the fourth pick of the night!

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American Song Contest: Fifth Qualifier Round’s Results!

The final qualifier round of American Song Contest just finished with eleven more songs competing for four spots in the semifinals, with the outcome decided by the votes of the judges and the public vote. Jared Lee from Massachusetts, Stela Cole from Georgia and MARi from New Hampshire will join Washington’s Allen Stone from the fourth qualifier round to the semi-finals. Michigan’s Ada LeAnn will follow them as he won the fifth qualifier round’s jury as well as Ryan Charles from Wyoming as he earned one of the two wildcards!

The following artists competed in tonight’s fifth qualifying round:

  1. Illinois: Justin Jesso – “Lifeline
  2. California: Sweet Taboo – “Keys to the Kingdom
  3. Idaho: Andrew Sheppard – “Steady Machine
  4. New Mexico: Khalisol – “Drop
  5. Missouri: HALIE – “Better Things
  6. American Samoa: Tenelle – “Full Circle
  7. North Carolina: John Morgan – “Right in the Middle
  8. Vermont: Josh Panda – “Rollercoaster
  9. Guam: Jason J. – “Midnight
  10. Michigan: Ada LeAnn – “Natalie
  11. Maryland: Sisqó – “It’s Up

At the beginning of the night, Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson announced that Jared Lee from Massachusetts, Stela Cole from Georgia and MARi from New Hampshire won the public’s support in the fourth qualifier round. Wyoming’s Ryan Charles was announced later on as one of the two wildcards. Just before the end of the show, the winner of the fifth qualifier round’s jury was announced and therefore Ada LeAnn from Michigan will be in the semi-finals.

The detailed results of the fifth qualifier round’s juries were as follows:

  1. Michigan: Ada LeAnn – “Natalie
  2. California: Sweet Taboo – “Keys to the Kingdom
  3. North Carolina: John Morgan – “Right in the Middle
  4. American Samoa: Tenelle – “Full Circle
  5. Illinois: Justin Jesso – “Lifeline
  6. Idaho: Andrew Sheppard – “Steady Machine
  7. New Mexico: Khalisol – “Drop
  8. Vermont: Josh Panda – “Rollercoaster
  9. Maryland: Sisqó – “It’s Up
  10. Missouri: HALIE – “Better Things
  11. Guam: Jason J. – “Midnight

Voting for those not selected by the jury will continue for two days until Wednesday. The public vote will determine the other three artists who will make it to the semi-finals. The semi-finalists will be announced during this week.

This was the fifth of a total of five qualifier rounds. You can also follow the contest from Denmark (DR) at 21:00 CET on Tuesdays, Finland (YLE) on Tuesday evenings, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Luxembourg (Red Bull) on demand, Greece (ERTFLIX), Iceland (RUV), Montenegro (RTCG) at 21:00 CET on Sundays, Norway (NRK) on Saturday nights, Serbia (RTS), Slovenia (RTV SLO) at 22:00 CET on Saturdays, Spain (RTVE Play) and Sweden (SVT)!

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American Song Contest 2022: Tonight the fifth qualifying round!

The American Song Contest, the American version of our favorite Eurovision, continues tonight. At 1:00 a.m. CET, eleven artists from eleven states will compete in the fifth qualifying round of the American Song Contest.

The American Song Contest 2022 started on Monday, March 21 and will last for 8 weeks, until the big winner is announced on May 9. The competition will be attended by 50 US states, five overseas US acquisitions and the capital, Washington DC.

The competition part will consist of the qualifiers, the semifinals and the grand final. In the grand final, the finalist states will compete for the title of “Best Original Song” of the USA.

Contestants

In tonight’s fifth qualifier participate:

  1. American Samoa: Tenelle – “Full Circle
  2. California: Sweet Taboo – “Keys to the Kingdom
  3. Guam: Jason J. – “Midnight
  4. Idaho: Andrew Sheppard – “Steady Machine
  5. Illinois: Justin Jesso – “Lifeline
  6. Maryland: Sisqó – “It’s Up
  7. Michigan: Ada LeAnn – “Natalie
  8. Missouri: HALIE – “Better Things
  9. New Mexico: Khalisol – “Drop
  10. North Carolina: John Morgan – “Right in the Middle
  11. Vermont: Josh Panda – “Rollercoaster

A jury of 56 people, one for each of the states, will vote on the songs. The winner of the jury vote will be the first finalist of the semifinal.

The rest of the songs that were not selected by the jury, will be judged by the public. Voting will last two days until Wednesday. The public vote will select three more semi-finalists.

Semifinalists

Thirteen artists have so far secured their presence in the semifinals of the American Song Contest 2022. These artists are:

  • Rhode Island –  Hueston
  • Oklahoma – Alexa
  • Connecticut – Michael Bolton
  • Puerto Rico – Christian Pagán
  • Kentucky – Jordan Smith
  • North Dakota – Chloe Fredericks
  • Montana – Jonah Prill
  • Kansas – Broderick Jones
  • Tennessee – Tyler Braden
  • Colorado – Riker Lynch
  • Alabama – Ni/Co
  • Texas – Grant Knoche
  • Washington – Allen Stone

Two of the biggest names in the American music industry will present the long-awaited American Song Contest. Snoop Dog and Kelly Clarkson will be the presenters of the American Song Contest.

The first qualifier starts at 01:00 CET and you can watch it live on NBC.

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American Song Contest: Watch the rehearsals of the fifth qualifier round!

Short clips from the rehearsals of the representatives of each state and region of the fifth American Song Contest qualifying round were released on the American Song Contest’s social media accounts!

You can check out the participants’ rehearsals below:

  1. American Samoa: Tenelle – “Full Circle
  2. California: Sweet Taboo – “Keys to the Kingdom
  3. Guam: Jason J. – “Midnight
  4. Idaho: Andrew Sheppard – “Steady Machine
  5. Illinois: Justin Jesso – “Lifeline
  6. Maryland: Sisqó – “It’s Up
  7. Michigan: Ada LeAnn – “Natalie
  8. Missouri: HALIE – “Better Things
  9. New Mexico: Khalisol – “Drop
  10. North Carolina: John Morgan – “Right in the Middle
  11. Vermont: Josh Panda – “Rollercoaster

As always, the songs will be released in their entirety only 24 hours before the show. This will be the fifth out of the five heats and will be broadcast live on Tuesday, April 19, at 2AM CET on NBC.

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American Song Contest: Listen to snippets of the songs from the 5th qualifier round!

A few days before the 5th and last qualifier round and most of the participating artists have already released snippets of their songs on TikTok and you can hear them by clicking on the title of each song!

You can listen to the snippets below:

  1. American Samoa: Tenelle – “Full Circle
  2. California: Sweet Taboo – “Keys to the Kingdom
  3. Guam: Jason J. – “Midnight
  4. Idaho: Andrew Sheppard – “Steady Machine
  5. Illinois: Justin Jesso – “Lifeline
  6. Maryland: Sisqó – “It’s Up
  7. Michigan: Ada LeAnn – “Natalie
  8. Missouri: HALIE – “Better Things
  9. New Mexico: Khalisol – “Drop
  10. North Carolina: John Morgan – “Right in the Middle
  11. Vermont: Josh Panda – “Rollercoaster

As always, the songs will be released in their entirety only 24 hours before the show. Remember that this will be the fifth out of the five heats and will be broadcast live on Tuesday, April 19, at 2AM CET on NBC.

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