'American Song Contest': Mississippi's Keyone Starr says she's 'love child' of Aretha Franklin and Lenny Kravitz
The 'American Song Contest' is inspired by 'Eurovision', one of Europe's most popular reality shows that match artists from several countries against one another. Representatives from each of the 50 states, as well as Washington, DC, and six US territories, compete in the 'American Song Contest'. Each artist, which can be a solo singer or a group of up to six members, will perform an original song in the qualifying phases before moving on to the semi-finals and finals.
A fan/audience vote as well as a jury of music experts will choose the winners. Weighted voting ensures that each state has equal voting power. It's not about winning the popular vote, it's about winning as many states as possible, and the system prohibits more populous states like California and Texas from gaining a disproportionate amount of votes. The 'American Song Contest', just like 'Eurovision', is known for its spectacle which includes lavish stages and costumes. Performers are urged to put on a spectacular, memorable visual show in addition to writing a successful song. If you enjoy watching singing reality shows, you should check out 'American Idol', 'The Voice', and 'The Masked Dancer'.
Who is Keyone Starr from 'American Song Contest'?
Keyone Starr is a contestant from Mississippi who is competing on the show. She is a Grammy-nominated singer, composer, and producer who is the daughter of a preacher from Mississippi. Starr refers to herself as the love child of Aretha Franklin and Lenny Kravitz, a powerful rock 'n' roll soulful-singing flower child. She captivated her fans by singing in the language of the heart with her clear, strong vocals. Her first performance of Mark Ronson's smash tune 'I Can't Lose', which was featured on the 'Uptown Special' album, appeared in the Billboard Top 20 list and has over 7 million streaming views, allowing her to sing, create, and produce music in Australia, Germany, London, Malaysia, and Spain.
Starr announced on Instagram a few weeks ago that she will be representing Mississippi on the show 'American Song Contest'. The caption reads, "⏰‼️THE TIME HAS COME‼️ AND BAYBEHHHHH WE’RE ON FIRE🔥 I’m representing the state of MISSISSIPPI on @NBC's @americansongcontest, premiering March 21! 🎶🔥#AmericanSongContest #KeyoneStarr #mississippi TUNE IN‼️ TAP IN‼️ VOTE‼️ SHARE❗️REPOST‼️"
Check out her video below if you want to hear her voice.
Watch Keyone Starr on 'American Song Contest' that will premiere on Monday, March 21, 2022, at 8/7c. You can watch the show on NBC.