TONIGHT: NBC’s “American Song Contest” Premieres with First Round of Artist Performances

America’s biggest televised live entertainment event has arrived! Based on the worldwide phenomenon “Eurovision Song Contest,” organized for 65 years by the European Broadcasting Union and watched by 200 million viewers annually, this amazing musical spectacular combines the competitive spirit of rooting for your favorite sports team with the joy of watching a live performance of an original song. 

“American Song Contest” will feature live new music performances – representing all 50 states, five U.S. territories and our nation’s capital – competing to win the country’s vote for the best hit song.  The live competition consists of three rounds as the artists compete in a series of Qualifying Rounds, followed by the Semi-Finals and the ultimate Grand Final where one state or territory will emerge victorious.  The series is produced by Propagate in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, and American Song Contest, Inc.   

Tonight at 8:00 pm, in the premiere episode of “American Song Contest,” the first 11 artists will perform their original songs in front of hosts Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg, a live studio audience and millions of viewers across America. The 11 songs featured on tonight’s episode are available now HERE.

From the producers of “Eurovision Song Contest” and “The Voice,” the all-live music competition series features 56 Artists, representing the 50 states, five U.S. territories and our nation’s capital, all competing to win the country’s vote for the best hit song. Atlantic Records is the exclusive music partner for “American Song Contest” and will release the original songs featured throughout the series. 

The 56 artists span a wide range of performers, from undiscovered talent, up-and-coming new artists, and rising stars to established and legendary icons. The list of tonight’s performers and the full list of “American Song Contest” artists can be found below.

Fans at home can vote for their favorite performances on, the NBC App and on TikTok.  

Artists featured on tonight’s episode:

  • “Wonderland” – AleXa (OK)
  • “Wonder” – Alisabeth Von Presley (IA)
  • “LOKO” – Christian Pagán (PR)
  • “Held On Too Long” – Hueston (RI)
  • “Feel Your Love” – Jake’O (WI)
  • “Never Like This” – Kelsey Lamb (AR)
  • “Fire” – Keyone Starr (MS)
  • “Beautiful World” – Michael Bolton (CT)
  • “New Boot Goofin’” – Ryan Charles (WY)
  • “Love In My City” – UG skywalkin (IN)
  • “Ready To Go” – Yam Haus (MN)

Full list of artists: 

To learn more about each artist, click here to view on an interactive map.

  • 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
  • Georgia: 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 Method
  • 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


Atlantic Records celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2018. Founded in New York City, the label literally grew from a one-room operation into one of the world’s preeminent music companies. Atlantic has released a string of recordings that have had a profound impact on the course of modern music, its rich history including such musical icons as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane, and Led Zeppelin. The Atlantic Records Group roster today includes many of the world’s most popular recording artists, among them Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Sia, Roddy Rich, Coldplay, Lizzo, Jack Harlow, Tiesto, Ava Max, Charlie Puth, Charli XCX, Janelle Monáe, Lil Uzi Vert, Melanie Martinez, Skrillex, and many more. 

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