Tonight, the American Song Contest continued with the third of five qualifying rounds. The show saw a batch of eleven new artists debut their songs and compete for a spot in a semi final. While the fate of ten are still to be decided, we now know that Tyler Braden is the jury’s choice to advance to the semi-finals.
Round 3 Results
|1||Texas||Grant Knoche||“MR. INDEPENDANT”||4th||TBD|
|2||Louisiana||Brittany Pfantz||“Now You Do”||8th||TBD|
|4||New Jersey||Brooke Alexx||“I Don’t Take Pictures”||5th||TBD|
|8||South Carolina||Jesse LeProtti||“Not Alone”||12th||TBD|
|9||South Dakota||Judd Hoos||“Bad Girl”||11th||TBD|
|11||North Mariana Islands||Sabyu||“Sunsets and Seaturtles”||10th||TBD|
|12||Colorado||Riker Lynch||“Feel The Love”||6th||TBD|
With this, Tyler Braden 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 6 April.
Round 2 Televote Results
Additionally, at the top of the show, we learned the next three artists who advanced from last week’s episode.
|1st||Oregon||courtship.||“Million Dollar Smoothies”||11th||NQ|
|2nd||Montana||Jonah Prill||“Fire It Up”||3rd||Qualifier|
|3rd||New York||ENISA||“Green Light”||9th||NQ|
|5th||U.S. Virgin Islands||Cruz Rock||“Celebrando”||10th||NQ|
|7th||North Dakota||Chloe Fredericks||“Can’t Make You Love Me”||5th||Qualifier|
|8th||Kansas||Broderick Jones||“Tell Me”||2nd||Qualifier|
|9th||Virginia||Almira Zaky||“Over You”||8th||NQ|
|10th||Maine||King Kyote||“Get Out Alive”||4th||NQ|
|11th||Ohio||Macy Gray||“Every Night”||6th||NQ|
This means that Chloe Fredericks , Broderick Jones, and Jonah Prill are moving on to one of the semi-finals on April 25 & May 2.
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
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