Here is everything you need to know about the second episode of Songland, airing June 4 after America’s Got Talent on NBC.
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,”). Four songwriters will present their songs to the panel, hoping to have it recorded by this week’s star artist, The Voice UK coach and Black Eyed Peas member, will.i.am.
Check out this week’s four songwriters:
- Charisma – She’s a 19 year old, born and raised in India, and currently living in Los Angeles. An urban pop singer/songwriter who has toured in the US, Australia and India, she recently opened for Mike Poster in Bangalore. Charisma has appeared on Dash Radio and KDot 107fm in LA. She released an EP and has been in the studio with Max Martin, James Fauntleroy and Brody Brown. Check out a song from her Facebook page. Here is another song “King” from her official page. See her Instagram page.
- Ray Goren – Singer/songwriter and “explosive instrumentalist.” His style is pop, hip-hop, rock and soul. Ray is an accomplished guitarist. In this Guitar World interview, they call him a “teenage guitar star.” From the article: “A child prodigy who was playing Thelonious Monk and J.J. Johnson tunes on keyboard by the age of five, he picked up the guitar at eight and has since shared stages with everyone from B.B. King to Buddy Guy to the Doors’ Robby Krieger, as well as written and recorded songs in the studio with Leon Russell. He’s released several EPs of original material, and has now issued his full-length debut effort [titled Me]”. Ray playing “Space” at Long Beach Poly High School. The 19 year old’s official video for “Feels Like Summer.”
- Adam Friedman – Adam has already had plenty of TV exposure. His song “Lemonade” recorded with Mike Posner has its own Wikipedia page. Radio personality Elvis Duran chose him as an Artist of the Month and he sang “Lemonade” on the Today’s Kathie Lee & Hoda show. Check out the “Lemonade” music video on Vevo. According to his Facebook, he sang one of his songs “What If” on ABC’s The Bachelor back in 2017.
- Josh Logan – Josh Logan is a Pop-Country Singer/Songwriter from a small Southern New York town called Chester, and is now based in Los Angeles, CA. Josh has written songs with top artists including Brett Young, Michael Ray, Lauren Alaina, LOCASH, Seth Ennis, Jana Kramer, and more. Check out his Facebook HERE and Instagram.
Correction: Regrettably, I namechecked the WRONG Josh Logan! The Josh Logan competing on Songland is not the same Josh Logan who competed on The Voice season 5. See above for correct details.
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.
Last week, John Legend chose “We Need Love” by songwriter Tebby Burrows.