'American Song Contest': 5 things to know about NBC's music reality competition
NBC's 'American Song Contest' 2022 follows in the footsteps of the 'Eurovision Song Contest'
NBC's 'American Song Contest' 2022 is bringing the magic of 'Eurovision' to the United States soon. For many decades, America has been living in the shadow of 'Eurovision Song Contest' an international songwriting competition that follows music acts and represents countries in Europe competing against each other in a goofy, Olympics-style contest of original music.
Well, no more! America now doesn't need to go anywhere with NBC's new series 'American Song Contest' that draws acts from each of the 50 states. Additionally, a few extras will also compete for the title of Best Original Song and get the name, fame and fortune that comes with it. But the question arises will NBC's big gamble please the American audience? Will the state rivalries be more than enough to draw the attention of the viewers? You will receive all the answers to these questions after the show airs, but here are a few things you must know about the upcoming NBC reality song contest show.
When will 'American Song Contest' be released and where can you watch it
'American Song Contest' in its inaugural season will premiere on Monday, March 21, 2022 at 8/7c. You can watch the show on NBC.
What is 'American Song Contest' all about
The official synopsis reads, "Music performances competing to win the country's vote for the best hit song. A solo artist, duo or band will represent each location and perform an original song across three rounds. Music performances competing to win the country's vote for the best hit song."
The upcoming competition will be featuring professional musical artists such as solo singers, duos, or groups of up to six members from each of the 50 US states. The format will put artists head-to-head against other representatives in a series of qualifier competitions, leading to the semi-finals and the primetime final in 'March Madness' style. Every representative will perform an original song in a live television program broadcast across the country.
Who stars in the upcoming 'American Song Contest'
Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson will be seen as the hosts of the show. The other cast members include Jewel, Mc Gray, Michael Bolton, Sisqo, The Crystal Method and Allen Stone.
The show is produced by Christer Bjorkman, Coe Blackburn, Kelly Clarkson, Anders Lenhoff, Greg Lipstone, Ola Melzig, Audrey Morrissey, Howard Owens, Brittany Martin Poter, Peter Settman, Ben Silverman, Snoop Dogg, Kyra Thompson, Teddy Valenti and Amanda Zucker.