'American Song Contest': Riker Lynch performs 'Feel The Love' with wife, fans call it 'party anthem'

'American Song Contest': Riker Lynch performs 'Feel The Love' with wife, fans call it 'party anthem'
Riker Lynch with wife, Savannah Latimer in 'American Song Contest' (Twitter/nbc)

Viewers witnessed Riker Lynch's final performance on NBC's 'American Song Contest' on Monday, May 9. Lynch closed out the season finale with an amazing smash hit titled 'Feel The Love'.

Riker Lynch's versatility is well known among music aficionados. He knows how to captivate an audience, whether he's performing solo or as part of a group. He's also shown to be a master of reality television (as a Season 20 'Dancing with the Stars' runner-up), as well as a brilliant performer (Terror Eyes). On the American version of 'Eurovision', the 30-year-old 'Riker and the Beachcombers' and 'R5' artist was representing his home state of Colorado. The NBC series featured live original musical performances, representing all 50 states, five US territories, and the nation’s capital, competing to win the country’s vote for the best hit song.


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Riker's performances over the weeks not only wowed the judges but also received a high turnout in the fan votes. He was able to accomplish the same at the season finale. Lynch shared with co-host Kelly Clarkson that he is much more confident about his performance now that he has found his energy as a solo artist. To amp up his act, he even invited his wife Savannah Latimer to the final leg of his performance.



Ryker Lynch, a "trop-pop superstar", according to Snoop, was Monday's final contestant. Despite the obvious impact 'Feel the Love' had on the live crowd, Lynch has never been ranked higher than sixth by the jury. Fans were disappointed by the jury's verdict and expressed their disappointment on social media. One fan said, "Damn the Jury has been s**tting on Riker Lynch the whole competition… Which is sad because “Feel the Love” is a BOP #AmericanSongContest."



It was fascinating and tense to watch those ranks shift. It was thrilling as America's votes essentially overruled the jury's results. Fans were practically screaming at the TV when the jury's votes were revealed, and then the state totals were added in, happy that Oklahoma's AleXa won, but also that another fan favorite, Riker Lynch, finished second.

Lynch's performance, on the other hand, was well-liked by the audience. They turned to social media to show their admiration for the song, labeling it as a "bopper." One user tweeted, "In fairness, I can feel the love right now because of the bopper song! Well done for that #awesome performance, @RikerLynch! #AmericanSongContest #ASC #Eurovision #ESC #RikerLynch #FeelTheLove@nbc @Eurovision @EBU_HQ."



Another fan wrote, "@RikerLynch forever n ever proud of uuuuuuuuuu !!!!!!! thank you for giving us feel the love !!!!!!!! literally one of my fave songs ever #AmericanSongContest."


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