'American Song Contest': American Samoa's Tenelle dubbed 'powerful singer' after soulful act

'American Song Contest': American Samoa's Tenelle dubbed 'powerful singer' after soulful act
Tenelle (Instagram/ @tenelle)

It was a night filled with amazing performances and Tenelle from American Samoa set the stage on fire with a soulful performance on NBC’s singing reality show ‘American Song Contest’. The talented musician sang ‘Full Circle’ and took everyone by storm with her singing prowess. Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson instantly became fans of her voice and gave her amazing comments.

Week 5 of the singing competition saw performances from Sweet Taboo (California), Jason J (Guam), Andrew Sheppard (Idaho), Justin Jesso (Illinois), Sisqo (Maryland), Halie (Missouri), Khalisol (New Mexico), John Morgan (North Carolina), and Ada LeAnn (Michigan).


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It was not just Snoop and Kelly who gave her an amazing response, social media also erupted when Tennelle began her performance and showered praise on her as she made her state proud. One of the fans wrote, “Loving this American Samoa performance! Awesome stage presence, a great performance, and a really fun song! Just a great vibe all around.” Another Twitter user said, “American Samoa did amazing!!! That performance was incredible!”





“American Samoa is very strong and def deserves a slot. I'd rate it higher than California personally,” wrote another fan. “Song 6: American Samoa can see this performance on the Eurovision stage somehow. A fantastic blend of Samoan culture and modern pop. Lovely vibes” tweeted another fan.





Meanwhile, one of the social media users said, “I’m sold with Tenelle and “Full Circle”. She’s delivering joy and the vocal is there. The staging is also very good!” Another social media user tweeted, “American Samoa’s vocals are amazing, Tenelle is such a powerful singer.”





Her performance put her in the top three. California’s Sweet Taboo was still ruling the charts with their fiery performance earlier tonight. Will Tennelle be able to make it to the next round? Let’s wait and watch.

What are your thoughts on Tennelle’s performance?

'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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