🇺🇸 Washington’s Allen Stone is the jury qualifier from semi-final 1 of the American Song Contest

🇺🇸 Washington’s Allen Stone is the jury qualifier from semi-final 1 of the American Song Contest

Tonight, the American Song Contest continued with the first of two semi-final rounds rounds. The show saw ten of the artists who the public and jury advanced from the qualifiers as well as one wildcard. While the fate of ten are still to be decided, we now know that Allen Stone is the jury’s choice to advance to the Grand Final.

Semi-Final 1 Results

Running OrderStateArtistSongJury Rank Result
1KentuckyJordan Smith“Sparrow”2ndTBD
2ColoradoRiker Lynch“Feel the Love”11thTBD
3New HampshireMari“Fly”9thTBD
4WashingtonAllen Stone“A Bit of Both”1stQualifier
5AlabamaNi/Co“The Difference”6thTBD
6WyomingRyan Charles“New Boot Goofin'”10thTBD
7Rhode IslandHueston“Held On Too Long”3rdTBD
8MontanaJonah Prill“Fire it Up”7thTBD
9MichiganAda LeAnn“Natalie”4thTBD
10MassachusettsJared Lee“Shameless”8thTBD

With this, Allen Stone advances to the grand final on May 8th. The fate of the other ten artists will be revealed at the beginning of next week’s show when the next four qualifiers are announced. The televoting is still open and will close at 7AM ET/12PM CET Tuesday 26 April. This time around, the four qualifiers are determined by public vote alone.

Final Wildcard

Additionally, during the show, the second wildcard was revealed. Congratulations to ENISA from New York for qualifying to semi-final 2

Week 5 Televote Results

Additionally, at the top of the show, we learned the final three artists last week’s episode. who advanced to the semi finals.

ROStateArtistSongJury Rank Result
1IllinoisJustin Jesso“Lifeline”5thNQ
2CaliforniaSweet Taboo“Keys to the Kingdom”2ndQualifier
3IdahoAndrew Sheppard“Steady Machine”6thNQ
4New MexicoKhalisol“Drop”7thNQ
5MissouriHALIE“Better Things”10thNQ
6American SamoaTenelle“Full Circle”4thQualifier
7North CarolinaJohn Morgan“Right in the Middle”3rdQualifier
8VermontJosh Panda“Rollercoaster”8thNQ
9GuamJason J.“Midnight”11thNQ
10MichiganAda LeAnn“Natalie”1st1st
11MarylandSisqó“It’s Up”9thNQ

This means that Sweet Taboo, John Morgan, and Tenelle are moving on to semi final 2 on May 2nd.

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.

  1. The NBC website
  2. The NBC app
  3. TikTok

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.

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