'American Song Contest' Semifinals 2: Fans joke about Michael Bolton being held 'hostage'

'I honestly love that Michael Bolton's meme phase. #americansongcontest,' tweeted a fan


                            'American Song Contest' Semifinals 2: Fans joke about Michael Bolton being held 'hostage'
Connecticut's Michael Bolton on 'American Song Contest' (NBC)
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It is all down to the wire as 'American Song Contest' Semifinals 2 continues to play out live! So far, the states that have made it to the finals are: Alabama - Ni/Co, Colorado - Riker Lynch, Kentucky - Jordan Smith, Oklahoma - AleXa and Washington Allen Stone.

Performing in Semifinals 2 are American Samoa - Tenelle, California - Sweet Taboo, Connecticut - Michael Bolton, Georgia - Stela Cole, Kansas - Broderick Jones, North Carolina - John Morgan, North Dakota - Chloe Fredericks, Puerto Rico - Christian Pagán, Tennessee - Tyler Braden, Texas - Grant Knoche and New York - ENISA.

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Representing Connecticut, Michael Bolton noted that shows like 'ASC' were the lifeblood of the industry. Having written the song with Illionois' Justin Gesso, Bolton explained that Covid-19 changed the way he looked at music entirely. As support for the artist poured in, fans were thoroughly enamored by Bolton's performance.

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"Michael Bolton knows his song so well he started singing the harmony. That's how you know someone loves music. He was definitely right, his song does grow and it's beautiful. We might see it in the Grand Finals. #AmericanSongContest" tweeted a fan. "I love that song Michael Bolton. There is no denying he has a great voice #americansongcontest" added another. "I love that Michael Bolton is still absolutely killing it on #AmericanSongContest A true national treasure" said a fan. 

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But his performance aside, fans were in splits over the fact that the show had Bolton reading social media polls results and had a few theories about it. "Michael Bolton is so camp, I'm sorry. I feel like he takes this contest 100% seriously but also has no idea if he's even in a contest at all. #AmericanSongContest" added a fan. "Michael Bolton wink twice if you were being hostage #AmericanSongContest" said a fan. "Michael Bolton looked like Christer Bjorkman had his family directly off camera begging for him to say the words to get released #AmericanSongContest" tweeted a fan. "Not Michael Bolton being held hostage and made to sing these words #AmericanSongContest" joked another. "I honestly love that Michael Bolton's meme phase. #americansongcontest" tweeted a fan. "Michael bolton had no business being this funny #AmericanSongContest" said another. 

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'American Song Contest' airs on Mondays 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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