American Song Contest Qualifiers 3 Contestant List

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American Song Contest – Qualifiers 3 – Meet the Artists

TWELVE more songs debut on American Song Contest Qualifiers 3 airing on NBC Monday April 4.  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 3 artists, including song names and photos. The video below introduces each act, including acclaimed singer-songwriter and recent The Masked Singer winner Jewel representing Alaska, and Riker Lynch from Glee and Dancing with the Stars repping Colorado.

Check out sneak peek clips from dress rehearsal 

American Song Contest Week 3 Qualifiers Contestants and Songs

  • Ni/Co – Alabama – The Difference – Ni/Co is thrilled to represent Alabama, where the pop Duo discovered their love for music and one another. They began gaining popularity in 2019 from their YouTube videos, which have amassed over 40 million views. – Learn More
  • Jewel – Alaska – The Story – Jewel went from a girl who grew up with no running water on an Alaskan Homestead to an award-winning multi-platinum recording artist. She is proud to sing for her family and to represent the spirit of her state. – Learn More
  • Riker Lynch – Colorado – Feel the Love – Riker Lynch is as multifaceted as the state he represents, blurring the lines between rock, reggae, pop and more in is larger-than-life performances. He’s excited to bring the good vibes of Colorado to the world. Also, Riker sang as part of the Dalton Academy Warblers on Glee, was a member of the boy band R5 and finished in 2nd place on Dancing with the Stars in 2015.  – Learn More
  • Nitro Nitra – Delaware – Train – This transcendent soul-rock singer first performed as Nitro Nitra in Wilmington, Delaware in APril 2021 after a spiritual awakening. Since then, she’s released an EP, a visual album and two singles. – Learn More
  • Ale Zabala – Florida – Flirt – Ale Zabala is a Latin pop artist who’s honored to represent Florida, where she started writing songs at age 13. Now a prolific songwriter, she’s always working on new music and released her first single in 2019. – Learn More
  • Brittany Pfantz – Louisiana – Now You Do – Mixing the sounds of Rock, gospel and swamp pop with her soulful voice, Brittany Pfantz’s music evokes the streets of New Orleans and is like her mama’s gumbo–a little bit of everything with some extra spice. – Learn More
  • Brooke Alexx – New Jersey – I Don’t Take Pictures Anymore – Pop starlet meets girl-next-door in Brooke Alexx, a singer-songwriter with coming-of-age lyrics inspired by her New Jersey childhood. By expressing vulnerability in her music,, she hopes to empower other young women. – Learn More
  • Sabyu – Northern Mariana Islands – Sunsets & Seaturtles – Known musically as Sabyu, Matthew Sabian is a songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist known for blending island and stateside influences alike. Island reggae, jazz and soul all combine in his eclectic style. – Learn More
  • Jesse LaProtti – South Carolina – Not Alone – Jesse LeProtti wants his music to invoke a feeling of “deja vu.” From R&B and soul to pop and electronic, his dynamic musical range was influenced by a South Carolina music festival he attended annually with family. – Learn More
  • Tyler Braden – Tennessee – Seventeen – Rising country star Tyler Braden taught himself guitar while working as a Nashville firefighter. Inspired by legends like Hank Williams, his music has garnered over 70 million streams today. – Learn More
  • Grant Knoche – Texas – Mr. Independent – At age 11, Grant Knoche taught himself to write and produce music in his Texas bedroom. Though he’s spent most of his life touring his bass-heavy pop music at venues like Woodstock, he’s proud to represent his home.  – Learn More
  • Judd Hoos – South Dakota – Bad Girl – Judd Hoos is an independent rock band from the Black Hills of South Dakota who have been busy touring throughout the American Midwest promoting their new EP Not Alone as well as their very own IPA, “Hoos Joos.”  – Learn More

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