'American Song Contest': Who is Jonah Prill? Montana singer goes from TikTok to Snoop Dogg show

Prill will represent Montana and he will be up against quite some big names with Grammy-Award winner Macy Gray being one of the contestants


                            'American Song Contest': Who is Jonah Prill? Montana singer goes from TikTok to Snoop Dogg show
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Jonah Prill will be one of the contestants in Week 2 of NBC's hit show, 'American Song Contest'. The man from Montana will perform his new track, 'Fire it Up' on the spin-off of the 'Eurovision' song contest that boasts of Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson as hosts. The reality TV shows feature musicians from every state in the US pitting them against each other with one of the contestants making the sem-final by the end of the episode.

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Before getting to know Prill a bit more, here's a quick recap of last week. Of the ten contestants that included Michael Bolton, the last act by Rhodes Island's Hueston was the one that stunned the audience. The end result: He qualified for the semifinals by the jury vote. And all of Twitter was in agreement with the decision. He performed 'Held on Too Long', something that even host Snoop Dogg said he was almost in tears after hearing that soulful track.

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Who is Jonah Prill?

Prill will represent Montana and he will be up against quite some big names with Grammy-Award winner Macy Gray being one of the contestants. In an interview with the Billings Gazette, the country singer said he was aware of the level of competition he is up against. “All these artists are so good,” he told the outlet "I truly believe that’s the song ('Fire it Up') of the summer. It’s that perfect middle ground of that, like, roll the windows down kind of cruise, but also one of those songs that literally gets you fired up and you just feel the vibe and the energy. The 24-tear-old calls it a “country hit masterpiece."

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Music has been an integral part of Prill's life and the singer, a self-professed “weird kid" according to the Gazette would sit up reading books about songwriting. He added that George Strait was his biggest influence as a musician. “It’s so good. It has that staple of what good music is. And that’s what I’m trying to convey. Good music.” Much of his fame came from TikTok when he started an account just on an impulse. Such was the viral effect that he currently boasts 800K followers on TikTok, with 140K on Instagram.

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The contestants for this week include — Broderick Jones (Kansas), Jordan Smith (Kentucky), King Kyote (Maine), Jocelyn (Nebraska), Enisa (NY), Chloe Fredericks (North Dakota), Macy Gray (Ohio), Cruz Rock (US Virgin Islands), Almira Zuky (Virginia), and courtship (Oregon).

'America’s Song Contest' will air on NBC on Monday, March 28 from 7-9 pm ET.

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