'American Song Contest': Who is MARi? Stylish singer from New Hampshire has all the makings of a superstar

MARi's Cuban and Puerto Rican roots, her hometown, larger-than-life attitude, and ferocious fashion sense, are an important part of her music


                            'American Song Contest': Who is MARi? Stylish singer from New Hampshire has all the makings of a superstar
MARi will be representing New Hampshire on NBC's ‘American Song Contest’ (@mariburelle/Instagram)
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With 56 contestants representing all 50 states, five US territories, and the nation's capital fighting for the people's vote for the best popular song, the 'American Song Contest' is one of the country's greatest singing reality series. The 56 participants include young talents to up-and-coming new artists and emerging stars to established and well-known legends. Each region will be represented by a talented single artist, duet, group, or band, who will perform a brand new original song that reflects the breadth and diversity of music styles found across the country.

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The winners will be determined by a fans/audience vote as well as a committee of music professionals. Each state has equal vote strength because of weighted voting. However, it's not about getting the most votes in the popular vote; it's about getting the most votes in as many states as possible, and the system prevents more populated states like California and Texas from getting a disproportionate number of votes.

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Who is MARi?

MARi will be representing New Hampshire on NBC's 'American Song Contest'. She's a singer-songwriter with a ferocious fashion sense and has all the makings of a superstar. Her Cuban and Puerto Rican heritage, as well as her hometown of New Hampshire, larger-than-life attitude, and fashion sense, all play a role in her songs, as seen in both New York and London fashion weeks. MARi is a Billboard top 20 charting artist, top 5 in the UK, and has participated in mega-parades. She has also appeared on 'Despierta America' ('Good Morning America') and 'La Voz', the Spanish version of 'The Voice'.

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MARi had plastic surgery a few weeks ago to remove her double chin, and she looks lovely after it. She shared a video on her Instagram account documenting the entire procedure. The caption reads, "Thank you @goalsplasticsurgery for making me a now one chin fierce diva! I love everything about me but the extra chinsss had to go go go….One day post op and already seeing drastic results! Check out my whole before & after vid… special shoutout to Dr. V & Staff…. LOVE YOU GUYS! 👑❤️‍🔥…… 🎥 @jperezdir."

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She also performed live at Times Square in New York and posted about the performance on her social media. She captioned her post, "Luv my city & luv my family… we had a blast in Times Square & now don’t miss them tonight @7:30PM in Queens, NY …follow @therockchurches for more information, they literally always got something on 🏙❣️🎶."

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Catch MARi on 'American Song Contest' which airs Monday nights at 8 on NBC.

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