Here is everything you need to know about the third episode of Songland, airing June 11 after America’s Got Talent on NBC. Four songwriters will present their tunes to the panel, hoping to have it recorded by this week’s star artist, country singer and The Voice Comeback Artist coach Kelsea Ballerini.
The competition features an all-star panel of songwriters and producers that include Ryan Tedder (Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love,” Beyonce “Halo,” and his own hits with OneRepublic), Ester Dean (Nicki Minaj “Super Bass,” Katy Perry “Firework,” Kelly Clarkson “Mr. Know it All”) and Shane McAnally (Kacey Musgraves “Merry Go Round,” The Band Perry “Better Dig Two,” Keith Urban “Female,”).
Check out this week’s four songwriters:
Jack Newsome – Jack has played The Voice Open Mic night. Maybe that’s where Songland discovered him! Ha. This Los Angeles based artist has written songs for himself and other folks, and has been featured on other artists’ songs. Check out his Facebook, Instagram. Jack was featured on Said the Sky and Origami song Affection. Listen to his original song “Heights.”
Jess Jocoy – A Washington state native, Jess is currently based in Nashville. A 2017 Belmont graduation, she majored in Songwriting and is a project manager at Rounder Records. Her Songland experience may have been her first taste of Los Angeles. She wrote a song about it. She has a Youtube channel with barely any views. Her latest song is titled “Hope.” Check her out on Twitter.
Darius Coleman – According to this 2017 Revolt piece, Darius was a songwriter on the FOX musical drama, Empire. The Philadelphia native’s song, “Sundown” was featured in a Cadillac corporate recap video and eventually a music event co-sponsored by the car company. Darius hasn’t updated his Facebook page since December 2017. But you can check him out on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Spotify. His latest single is “Exception.”
The 11-episode series will feature artists: Jonas Brothers, John Legend, Meghan Trainor, Charlie Puth, OneRepublic, Old Dominion, will.i.am, Kelsea Ballerini, Leona Lewis, Aloe Blacc, and Macklemore.