‘American Song Contest’: Yes, it's THAT Michael Bolton, 90s hearthrob to represent Connecticut

'American Song Contest' will feature live original musical performances from all 50 states, five US territories, and our nation's capital


                            ‘American Song Contest’: Yes, it's THAT Michael Bolton, 90s hearthrob to represent Connecticut
Michael Bolton from Connecticut (NBC)
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The biggest live entertainment event in America is here! This incredible music spectacular combines the competitive spirit of rooting for your favorite sports team with the joy of watching a beloved singing performance. It is based on the worldwide phenomenon 'Eurovision Song Contest,' which has been held for 65 years by the European Broadcasting Union and is watched by 200 million people every year.

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'American Song Contest,' the American version of the worldwide megahit, will feature live original musical performances from all 50 states, five US territories, and our nation's capital, all fighting for the country's vote for teh Best Original Song. The eight-week competition will include 56 contestants competing against each other to win the battle. The artists will participate in a series of Qualifying Rounds, Semi-Finals, and a Grand Final where one state or territory will emerge as the winner. From unknown talent to up-and-coming new artists and rising stars to established and famous legends, the 56 artists will present a diverse variety of performances. Each region will be represented by an exceptional solo artist, duet, group, or band who will sing a new original song that celebrates the depth and variety of diverse styles and genres across America.

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Who is Michael Bolton? 

Michael Bolton, a contestant from Connecticut, is a Grammy Award-winning singer and composer who has sold over 65 million albums worldwide and continues to tour the globe. Bolton is a prominent supporter of humanitarian issues, particularly through his Michael Bolton Charities organization. He has two Grammy Awards for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four times), six American Music Awards, three Emmy Award nominations, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to his credit.

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He has won over 24 BMI and ASCAP awards as a songwriter, including Songwriter of the Year and the Songwriters Hall of Fame's Hitmakers Award. His coming-of-age story began in Connecticut, where he was born and brought up, as well as where he developed his passion for singing and songwriting. As an artist and someone who still likes going home to Connecticut, he's happy to represent the state.

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A few days ago, Bolton posted a picture on his Instagram with the caption, "Exciting news!! In just ONE WEEK I’ll be performing the first single from my new album live on @nbc’s @americansongcontest, premiering March 21st! I wrote this song with @justinjesso, who is also on the show! The full song will be up on all platforms that night but I will be teasing parts of it for you in the coming days so stay tuned!! You can pre-save my song at the link in my bio!!" 

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 Watch Bolton on 'American Song Contest' on Monday, March 21, 2022, at 8/7c. You can watch the show on NBC.

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