‘American Song Contest’ Pacts With Atlantic, Announces Competitors

As “American Music Contest” strategies its March 21 premiere date, the “Eurovision Song Contest”-impressed NBC present has announced 56 artists that will contend in representing 56 U.S. states and territories, together with a new offer with Atlantic Data to launch the future series’ primary tracks.

Some acquainted names pop up on the stage-by-condition list of opponents — which include Jewel (representing Alaska), Macy Gray (Ohio), Michael Bolton (Connecticut), the Crystal Process (Nevada), Sisqo (Maryland) and Allen Stone (Washington) — together with dozens not so effectively recognized outside the house their neighborhood territories.

Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg were being lately introduced as co-hosts for the present. The initial episode will air from 8-10 p.m. on March 21, telecast reside from the NBCUniversal whole lot, with the finale slated for May possibly 9.

Just about every Monday night, there’ll be a batch of music released together with the airing of a new episode, as Atlantic will challenge the initial tracks from that episode at midnight ET/9 p.m. ET, a couple of several hours immediately after the clearly show wraps up on the east coastline and halfway by the west coast airing.

“Atlantic Records is thrilled to associate with NBC and all the artists competing on ‘American Song Contest,’” claimed Atlantic’s president west coastline, Kevin Weaver. “As an impressive tunes label, we are normally hunting for new techniques to discover and showcase expertise, and ‘American Song Contest’ is the excellent phase for America to see the greatest of the very best from each state and territory. We are honored to be functioning with NBC, all of the very gifted artists, and the overall American Track Contest staff.”

Government producer Audrey Morrissey mentioned, “Launching a new collection is usually a large endeavor, but mounting one that requires generating 56 initial tracks is a herculean undertaking. Picking out the proper label husband or wife to dig in with us was essential and we observed the great companion in Atlantic Information,. We just can’t wait around for viewers to explore new new music from our extremely proficient artists from across the state and aid make your mind up America’s following large song.”

Morrissey is one particular of the producers of “The Voice,” and while the opposition involving states is a new wrinkle — echoing the contest involving nations on “Eurovision” — the winnowing down of contestants follows along specific common traces. Qualifying rounds will followed by semi-finals till one particular state is voted the winner.  Duos and groups will be in the working along with solo artists.

The collection was initially slated to commence in February, but in January obtained pushed back a month due to what were being explained as fears about owning a reside viewers and conference COVID protocols.

The lineup of artists who’ll compete for the prize:

  • Alabama: Ni/Co
  • Alaska: Jewel
  • American Samoa: Tenelle
  • Arizona: Las Marias
  • Arkansas: Kelsey Lamb
  • California: Sweet Taboo
  • Colorado: Riker Lynch
  • Connecticut: Michael Bolton
  • Delaware: Nitro Nitra
  • Florida: Ale Zabala
  • Ga: Stela Cole
  • Guam: Jason J
  • Hawaii: Bronson Kane’Opio Varde
  • Idaho: Andrew Sheppard
  • Illinois: Justin Jesso
  • Indiana: UG skywalkin
  • Iowa: Alisabeth Von Presley
  • Kansas: Broderick Jones
  • Kentucky: Jordan Smith
  • Louisiana: Brittany Pfantz
  • Maine: King Kyote
  • Maryland: Sisqo
  • Massachusetts: Jared Lee
  • Michigan: Ada LeAnn
  • Minnesota: Yam Haus
  • Mississippi: Keyone Starr
  • Missouri: Brett Seper
  • Montana: Jonah Prill
  • Nebraska: Jocelyn Anderson
  • Nevada: The Crystal Strategy
  • New Hampshire: MARi
  • New Jersey: Brooke Alexx
  • New Mexico: Khalisol
  • New York: Enisa
  • North Carolina: John Morgan
  • North Dakota: Chloe Fredericks
  • Northern Mariana Islands: Sabyu
  • Ohio: Macy Gray
  • Oklahoma: AleXa
  • Oregon: courtship
  • Pennsylvania: Bri Steves
  • Puerto Rico: Christian Pagan
  • Rhode Island: Hueston
  • South Carolina: Jesse LeProtti
  • South Dakota: Judd Hoos
  • Tennessee: Tyler Braden
  • Texas: Grant Knoche
  • U.S. Virgin Islands: Cruz Rock
  • Utah: Savannah Keyes
  • Vermont: Josh Panda
  • Virginia: Almira Zaky
  • Washington: Allen Stone
  • Washington, D.C.: Neither
  • West Virginia: Alexis Cunningham
  • Wisconsin: Jake’O
  • Wyoming: Ryan Charles