American Song Contest – Qualifiers 2 – Meet the Artists
Eleven more songs debut on American Song Contest Qualifiers 2 airing on NBC Monday March 28. Fifty-six artists, representing the 50 states, five U.S. territories and our nation’s compete to win the country’s vote for the best hit song.
Hosted by Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg, American Song Contest comes from the producers of the long running Eurovision Song Contest and The Voice.
American Song Contest: Format and Voting Explainer
Check out a list of week 2 artists, including song names and photos. The video below introduces each act, including The Voice season 9 winner Jordan Smith representing his home state Kentucky, and nu-soul singer, Macy Gray from Ohio.
Check out these clips from dress rehearsal. Macy Gray is not included, for an undisclosed reason. Hopefully she rehearsed and the producers are saving her as a surprise for Monday. Her song should leak with the studio versions on Monday morning.
American Song Contest Week 2 Qualifiers Contestants and Songs
- Broderick Jones – Kansas – Tell Me – Broderick Jones is a singer-songwriter whose ambition is to become the biggest artist ever from Kansas. Known for his smooth vocals, Broderick’s captivating solo performances have garnered over 35 million streams. – Learn More
- Jordan Smith – Kentucky – Sparrow – Jordan Smith is a singer-songwriter best known for winning season 9 of NBC’s The Voice. The Kentucky native has since released four best-selling albums and toured throughout the United States and the world. – Learn More
- King Kyote – Maine – Get Out Alive – King Kyote is a recording artist from Maine, whose music is evocative of “a night of whiskey drinking in a cabin among the Maine pines” with influences from early rock and roll, roots rock and folk. – Learn More
- Jonah Prill – Montana – Fire it Up – Jonah Prill’s authentic cowboy charm and down-home upbringing put a twist on country while honoring his Montana heritage. To listeners nationwide, he leads a new generation into the next chapter of country music. – Learn More
- Jocelyn – Nebraska – Never Alone – Known for her insightful lyrics and inspiring music, singer-songwriter Jocelyn has taken her positive message from the prairies of Nebraska to every corner of the US on tour with some of the biggest names in music. – Learn More
- ENISA – New York – Green Light – Enisa is a first-generation American inspired by her heritage and the multicultural New York music scene. Infusing contemporary soul pop with Middle Eastern flourishes, she has amassed millions of streams worldwide. – Learn More
- Chloe Fredericks – North Dakota – Can’t Make You Love Me – Chloe Fredricks wrote her first song when she was five, inspired by a cattle ride on her North Dakota reservation. Though she was raised on country music, she’s also influenced by contemporary pop greats like Adele. – Learn More
- Macy Gray – Ohio – A powerhouse of R&B and soul, Ohio’s own Macy Gray first rose to stardom with 1999’s Grammy-winning “I Try,” and has pushed the boundaries of pop music ever since with over 25 million records sold. – Learn More
- Cruz Rock – US Virgin Islands – Celebrando – Cruz Rock is the stage name of Frankie Garcia, a singer, songwriter and producer with Trinidadian and Puerto Rican heritages. His sound fuses Caribbean, American and Latin influences for a global audience. – Learn More
- Almira Zuky – Virginia – Over You – Almira Zaky is an Indonesian R&B singer and songwriter influenced by the sounds of the ’90s and ’00s. Just like other Virginia R&B greats like Pharrell and Missy Elliot, she hopes her music will empower her audience. – Learn More
- courtship. (duo) – Oregon – Million Dollar Smoothies – Classical jazz pianist Micah Gordon and pop-punk musician Eli Hirsch met at a gig early in their careers. Inspired by the vibrant nature of Oregon, the instantly created the feel-good indie-pop due courtship. – Learn More