Tonight, the American Song Contest continued with its second show. We saw the first three televote qualifiers announced and a set of eleven new artists take the stage. While the fate of ten are still to be decided, we now know that Jordan Smith is the jury’s choice to advance to the semi-finals.
|1st||Oregon||courtship.||“Million Dollar Smoothies”||TBD|
|2nd||Montana||Jonah Prill||“Fire It Up”||TBD|
|3rd||New York||ENISA||“Green Light”||TBD|
|5th||U.S. Virgin Islands||Cruz Rock||“Celebrando”||TBD|
|6th||Kentucky||Jordan Smith||“Sparrow”||Jury Qualifier|
|7th||North Dakota||Chloe Fredericks||“Can’t Make You Love Me”||TBD|
|8th||Kansas||Broderick Jones||“Tell Me”||TBD|
|9th||Virginia||Almira Zaky||“Over You”||TBD|
|10th||Maine||King Kyote||“Get Out Alive”||TBD|
|11th||Ohio||Macy Gray||“Every Night”||TBD|
With this, Jordan Smith advances to one of the two semi-finals on April 25 & May 2. The fate of the other ten artists will be revealed at the beginning of next week’s show when the next three qualifiers are announced. The televoting is still open and will close at 7AM ET/12PM CET Wednesday 30 March.
What happens next?
The fate of the other ten artists are still your hands. Televoting will continue until 7AM ET/12PM CET Wednesday 30 March. The televote results is then combined the jury result to decide the remaining three qualifiers who will be announced at the beginning of next weeks show.
How the American Song Contest works
The inaugural American Song Contest takes place at NBC Universal lot. Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg are the hosts of all 8 shows. 56 artists from across the country will compete over weeks to win the title of “Best Original Song”. These eight weeks are split up into three rounds. There are 5 “Qualifying Rounds”, 2 “Semi-Finals” and one “Grand Final.”
The first five weeks are the qualifying rounds (March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18) and see 11 artists compete (with one round of 12) for 4 slots in the Semi-Final. At the end of each night, the jury chooses one artist to advance to the semi finals while the fans vote over the next day. The remaining 3 slots are announced at the beginning of the following week’s show.
The two semi-finals (April 25 & May 2) see 22 artists compete for a slot in the Grand Final. There are 2 semis of 11 artists, with the 11th artist being a “redemption” song chosen by NBC. The jury’s choice is announced at the end of the show, and the remaining 4 slots being are announced later. Just like the qualifiers, the remaining slots are decided through a combined jury-televote.
The Grand Final sees 10 artists perform one final time to win the the votes of the jury and America. The results of the Final are live. At the end, a winner will be crowned.
How can you vote?
There are 3 ways to vote.
- The NBC website
- The NBC app
You can give out 10 votes per platform for a max of 30 votes. You can find more information about voting on NBC’s website.
Where can you watch
The exclusive place to watch it live will be on NBC which requires a US cable subscription. However, the shows will be available the next day on Peacock, NBC’s streaming service. Furthermore, some non-US broadcasters have acquired the rights and will stream it a couple of days after it is live. You can find a list of some of them here.
More about the American Song Contest
The executive producers of the American Song Contest Audrey Morrissey, Anders Lenhoff, Christer Björkman, Peter Settman, Ola Melzig, and Gregory Lipstone alongside Propagate’s Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens. The competition is produced by Propagate in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group.
News Source: NBCUniversal
Photo Source: EBU