'American Song Contest': Fans fawn over Oklahoma's AleXa, despite lip-sync claims
Although fans were torn over her singing skills, her production value blew everyone out of the water!
If you've been a long time fan of 'Eurovision', the international songwriting competition where a range of artists represents countries across Europe, then get ready for a homegrown version! 'American Song Contest' features musical acts from across states, competing against each other while all original performing music.
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One artist that fans have been excited to see on the stage would have to be Oklahoma's AleXa. She was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and she now works in South Korea, where she is K-Pop star. AleXa is now back in the USA, ready to participate in 'American Song Contest'. AleXa performed 'Wonderland' for her first performance, complete with some seriously over-the-top choreography. Fans were thrilled to see her in her element!
"#Oklahoma 100% just won #AmericanSongContest" tweeted a fan. "AleXa….BROUGHT DOWN THE HOUSE. And its only the second performance of the night!!! #AmericanSongContest @nbc" added another. "#AmericanSongContest I am gooped by how good Oklahoma's song was. Go Alexa!" noted a fan. "I don't even care about Alexa not singing live, cause this performance and staging looked FLAWLESS, what the fuuuuckkkkk i am shocked #AmericanSongContest" said a fan. "I know I see folks asking if she was lip syncing but this is song competition not singing so it doesn't bother me if she did. It was a great performance and song #AmericanSongContest" said a fan.
#AmericanSongContest I am gooped by how good Oklahoma’s song was. Go Alexa!— Josiah Stuart (@JosiahNathan_) March 22, 2022
I don't even care about Alexa not singing live, cause this performance and staging looked FLAWLESS, what the fuuuuckkkkk i am shocked #AmericanSongContest— Milann (@Mikiescc) March 22, 2022
I know I see folks asking if she was lip syncing but this is song competition not singing so it doesn’t bother me if she did. It was a great performance and song #AmericanSongContest— Felicia (@Felicious1908) March 22, 2022
Others, however, were not as forgiving when it came to AleXa's power-packed performance. "Great performance but I'm not convinced OK was sung live #AmericanSongContest" tweeted a fan. "Is this ruth pol drag race lip sync for your life ? #AmericanSongContest" asked a fan. "How is the American Song Contest going to allow their performers to lip sync???? Isnt the whole point live performance?" argued another.
Great performance but I’m not convinced OK was sung live #AmericanSongContest— Ciarán Grumley 🌍 (@CiaranGrumley) March 22, 2022
is this ruth pol drag race lip sync for your life ? #AmericanSongContest— diablo versace 🇸🇪 (@averageviewer) March 22, 2022
How is the American Song Contest going to allow their performers to lip sync???? Isnt the whole point live performance?— Taylor Mift (@ry_lark) March 22, 2022
Do you think AleXa lip-synced her performance? If she did, is that a concern or would you let it slide, seeing that performance production value was off the charts? Sound off below.
'American Song Contest' airs on Monday, at 8/7c on NBC. You can vote for your favorite performances on the NBC website, the NBC app and TikTok. You can also stream your favorite artists' songs on your preferred music streaming app.
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