Interview with performers of “American Song Contest” on NBC by Thane 4/25/22
I was at this virtual press event with some of the semi-finalists for this show. I watched the first semi-final episode. My favorites were Riker and Jonah, but all the contestants shone this night.
Riker Lynch of Colorado
Sadly, the jury didn’t like him. He’s very upbeat, so I asked him what his motivation is for wanting to spread joy.
Jonah Prill of Montana
His style is more country, so I asked him what he liked about country music.
Ada Leann of Michigan
Ada is the youngest performer; I asked her what the challenges are of being a young singer.
AleXa of Oklahoma
I asked her if she’s inspired by any K pop artists. I liked her tune. I really should listen to more K Pop.
MARi of New Hampshire
I loved her song and asked her what got her in the mood to write such an inspirational song.
Hueston of Rhode Island
I assumed that Hueston likes to reach people through his music, so I asked how it feels to know that he’s reaching people.
Ni/Co of Alabama
I asked whether both of them always writes songs for their duo or whether just one of them writes the songs.
Jared Lee of Massaghusetts
Since his song was called “Shameless,” I asked him whatever the most shameless thing he’s done (that’s he’s comfortable sharing).
Allen Stone of Washington
He wrote his song after becoming a father, so I asked him what his family thinks of his song.
Ryan Charles of Wyoming
His style was influenced by hip hop, so I wanted to know what his favorite hip hop jams were.
Jordan Smith of Kentucky
I felt that “Sparrow” was a powerful song and wanted to know what it meant to him.
AMERICAN SONG CONTEST — “Semi-finals” Episode 106
America’s biggest live entertainment event has arrived! Based on the worldwide phenomenon “Eurovision Song Contest,” organized for 65 years by the European Broadcasting Union and watched by 200 million viewers annually, this amazing musical spectacular combines the competitive spirit of rooting for your favorite sports team with the joy of watching a beloved singing performance.
In the U.S. version of the international megahit, “American Song Contest” will feature live original musical performances, representing all 50 states, five U.S. territories and our nation’s capital, competing to win the country’s vote for the best hit song. The 56 artists span a wide range of performers – from undiscovered talent, up-and-coming new artists, and rising stars to established and legendary icons. An incredible solo artist, duo, group or band will represent each location and perform a new original song, celebrating the depth and variety of different styles and genres across America.
Hosted by Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson, the eight-week live competition consists of three rounds as the artists compete in a series of Qualifying Rounds, followed by the Semi-Finals and the ultimate Grand Final where one state or territory will emerge victorious.
“American Song Contest” is executive produced by Propagate’s Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens, alongside Audrey Morrissey, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson and Gregory Lipstone as well as American Song Contest, Inc.’s Anders Lenhoff, Christer Björkman, Peter Settman and Ola Melzig. Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson also serve as executive producers.
The series is produced by Propagate in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, and American Song Contest, Inc.
Proofread and Edited by Brenda