'American Song Contest' Week 3: Is Texas' Grant Knoche a winner already? Fans laud FANTASTIC performance

'Grant Knoche has delivered the best opening performance so far in The #AmericanSongContest,' a tweet read


                            'American Song Contest' Week 3: Is Texas' Grant Knoche a winner already? Fans laud FANTASTIC performance
Grant Knoche from Texas in 'American Song Contest' (NBC)
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It was one dream start for Grant Knoche who represented Texas in the 'American Song Contest'. His performance for 'Mr Independent' sent fans on social media in a tizzy, a sentiment that host Snoop Dogg echoed. The track has the same name as that of Kelly Clarkson's 'Mr Independent' and even she felt Knoche dished out a slick performance. Fans on Twitter felt they had a winner already.

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'American Song Contest' features musicians from every state in the US pitting them against each other with one of the contestants making the semifinals by the end of the episode. This week's contestants include — Jewel (Alaska)
Riker Lynch (Colorado), Nitro Nitra (Delaware), Ale Zabala (Florida), Brittany Pfantz (Louisiana), Brooke Alexx (New Jersey), Sabyu (Northern Mariana Islands), Jesse LeProtti (South Carolina), Judd Hoos (South Dakota), and Tyler Braden (Tennessee).

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Twitter shared their two cents. "Grant Knoche has delivered the best opening performance so far in The #AmericanSongContest as I love a charismatic artist full of personality! Mr. Independent is extremely catchy plus the choreography & visuals were so incredible! I so want to see more! Texas got a superstar!" one of the fans opined. This was seconded by another who wrote: "Grant Knoche!!! He's gonna be big y'all. The staging, the charisma, the vocals, and THE DANCE BREAK. This could win. #americansongcontest #[email protected]"

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"Song 1 - show 3 Texas — Grant Knoche — “Mr. Independent” The song is good with the at felling some BTS Spy trills left over from last night Grammys My score - 7," a fan rated the performance. "Texas opened the show with Grant Knoche showing how independent artists are what move music forward in America. Give us drama, dance, and some vocals. #AmericanSongContest,"a tweet read. "Not a fan of his style but this hip hop thing seems to be working with Grant. Hah everyone was expecting country from #Texas #AmericanSongContest," another tweet remarked.

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The plaudits continued. "1. Texas - Grant Knoche: “Mr. Independent” That was FANTASTIC! Truly the best performance, staging, and song we have heard so far. We might have just watched the winner of this whole thing. #AmericanSongContest," one of the comments read. "Grant Knoche from #Texas, is giving us an amazing stage show. The styling looks more polished than the one from rehearsals, and there’s a mix of backing track and live vocal. A solid package for the #AmericanSongContest," a tweet said.

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