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'American Song Contest' Finale: Fans ask Connecticut's Michael Bolton to show some 'emotion'

"After tonight i’ll never have to see michael bolton struggle to stand in place ever again" tweeted a fan
UPDATED MAY 10, 2022
Connecticut's Michael Bolton on 'American Song Contest' (NBC)
Connecticut's Michael Bolton on 'American Song Contest' (NBC)

The pressure is now on, as 'American Song Contest' enters the final leg of the show, the finals! Everything is now on the line, as the ten finalists compete live, in the hope of being crowned the winner of the show!

Taking on the finals of 'American Song Contest' are Connecticut's Michael Bolton, North Dakota's Chloe Fredericks, Texas' Grant Knoche, American Samoa's Tenelle, Tennessee's Tyler Braden, Kentucky's Jordan Smith, Colorado's Riker Lynch, Alabama's Ni/Co, Oklahoma's AleXa and Washington's Allen Stone.

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Going into the contest, Michael Bolton spoke about how for him, the fact that the song was the most important part of the show is what set the show apart. But during his final performance, fans couldn't help but notice that it seemed like Bolton wanted out. "I didn't watch this show for this many weeks to see an already well established multi-millionaire musician win this thing. Please GOD. #MichaelBolton can NOT win this thing. #AmericanSongContest" tweeted out. "An even stronger vocal performance this week from Michael. Visuals were on point. A song our world needs. But is it the song of America? #AmericanSongContest" added another. "Michael Bolton is giving “hostage victim,” pls blink if you need the FBI #AmericanSongContest" added a fan. "Michael Bolton, it's finally ending at least show us the emotion of relief ANYTHING #AmericanSongContest" said a fan. "after tonight i’ll never have to see michael bolton struggle to stand in place ever again #americansongcontest" added another. 






For a recap on Bolton's impressive career, "Michael Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter who has sold more than 65 million records globally and continues to tour the world. Bolton is strongly committed to humanitarian causes, especially through the Michael Bolton Charities. In recognition of his artistic achievements, Michael won two Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four times), six American Music Awards, three Emmy Award nominations and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a songwriter, he has earned more than 24 BMI & ASCAP Awards, including Songwriter of the Year and the Hitmakers Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His coming-of-age story starts in Connecticut, where he was born and raised and most importantly where he discovered his love of singing and songwriting. He’s proud to represent the state as an artist and as someone who still loves going home to Connecticut."

You can vote for your favorite 'American Song Contest' 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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