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'American Song Contest': Michigan's Ada LeAnn, 17, is the youngest performer on show

She is set to perform 'Natalie' and hopes the Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson-hosted NBC show notices her for her songwriting
Ada LeAnn (NBC)
Ada LeAnn (NBC)

NBC's breakout reality show 'American Song Contest' enters Week 5, the final stage of the Live Qualifiers. The show has already seen 12 states secure places in the semifinals. Making waves ahead of the new week is Ada LeAnn, a 17-year-old from Michigan, who is also the youngest performer on the show. Her emotional songs and relatable lyrics have already generated the buzz on social media and she will now face off against the best in the business to make her mark.

Last week, Allen Stone from Washington made the semifinals for his 'A Bit of Both'. The contestants for Week 5 include — Tenelle (American Samoa), Sweet Taboo (California), Jason J (Guam), Andrew Sheppard (Idaho), Justin Jesso (Illinois), Sisqo (Maryland), HALIE (Missouri), Khalisol (New Mexico), John Morgan (North Carolina), and Josh Panda (Vermont)


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Who is Ada LeAnn?

The Lakeview High School teen is all set to perform one of the biggest and the most happening shows in the country right now. Ada LeAnn, at 17, is the lone representative for Michigan and only time it will tell if her hometown of Battle Creek and the rest of the state will vote her through to the next round. She is set to perform 'Natalie' and in an interview with the Battle Creek Enquirer felt it was a great way to be noticed.

"This is a huge opportunity for me," LeAnn said. "Ultimately, what I want from this is I want people to be listening to my music. It would be super cool to win the show, but even if I don’t end up winning the show, what I really want from this is to be noticed for my songwriting and to be acknowledged as an artist. I'm really excited about that part of it."

"All of this has been stunning, just over the top. All of us have kind of been in awe with everything that is happening with her in California this week," mother, Jennifer Garver to the outlet. "She is in amazing clothes, been in rehearsals, walking the 'Purple Carpet.' It's all been amazing. NBC has really taken good care of her."

'American Song Contest' airs on Monday, 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.