Tonight, the American Song Contest continued with the second 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 Tennessee’s Tyler Braden is the jury’s choice to advance to the Grand Final.
Semi-Final 2 Results
|1||Puerto Rico||Christian Pagan||“Loco”||7th||NQ|
|2||North Carolina||John Morgan||“Right in the Middle”||4th||NQ|
|3||Kansas||Broderick Jones||“Tell Me”||2nd||NQ|
|4||New York||Enisa||“Green Light”||11th||NQ|
|5||North Dakota||Chloe Fredericks||“Can’t Make You Love Me”||6th||Qualifier|
|6||Connecticut||Michael Bolton||“Beautiful World”||5th||Qualifier|
|7||Texas||Grant Knoche||“Mr. Independent”||8th||Qualifier|
|8||California||Sweet Taboo||“Keys to the Kingdom”||3rd||NQ|
|11||American Samoa||Tenelle||“Full Circle”||10th||Qualifier|
With this, Tyler Braden advances to the grand final on May 8. 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 8AM ET/12PM CET Tuesday 3 May. This time around, the four qualifiers are determined by public vote alone.
Semi-Final 1 Results
Additionally, at the top of the show, we learned which four artists from last week’s episode advanced to the grand final.
|2||Colorado||Riker Lynch||“Feel the Love”||11th||Qualifier|
|4||Washington||Allen Stone||“A Bit of Both”||1st||Qualifier|
|6||Wyoming||Ryan Charles||“New Boot Goofin'”||10th||NQ|
|7||Rhode Island||Hueston||“Held On Too Long”||3rd||NQ|
|8||Montana||Jonah Prill||“Fire it Up”||7th||NQ|
This means that AleXa, Jordan Smith, Ni/Co, and Riker Lynch are moving on to the Grand Final on May 8.
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 eight shows. Fifty-six artists from across the country will compete over eight weeks to win the title of “Best Original Song”. These eight weeks are split up into three rounds. There are five “Qualifying Rounds”, two “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 four 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 three 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 two 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 four slots are announced later. Just like the qualifiers, the remaining slots are decided through a combined jury and televote.
The Grand Final sees ten artists perform one last time to win the the votes of the jury and America. The results of the Grand Final are live. At the end, a winner will be crowned.
How can you vote?
There are three ways to vote:
- The NBC website
- The NBC app
You can give out 10 votes per platform for a maximum 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 are 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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