American Song Contest 2022 LIVE – Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson judging tonight as 'American Eurovision' hits week two

AMERICAN Song Contest is back again tonight, with the new hit show entering its second week.

Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg host the show, which airs at 8pm ET Monday nights on NBC, and is designed to be America's answer to the Eurovision Song Contest.

On the first episode of the show last week, pop star AleXa represented Oklahoma with a performance of her original song Wonderland, featuring backup dancers and impressive choreography.

The contest will play out over eight weeks, ahead of a finale on May 9.

Musicians from all 50 states, five surrounding territories, and Washington, DC will compete in the contest.

The participants who are already established, well-recognized performers include:

  • Macy Gray (Ohio)
  • Sisqó (Maryland)
  • Riker Lynch (Colorado)
  • Michael Bolton (Connecticut)
  • Jewel (Alaska)
  • Tenelle (American Somoa)
  • Justin Jesso (Illinois)
  • Jordan Smith (Kentucky)
  • Yam Haus (Minnesota)
  • The Crystal Method (Nevada)
  • ENISA (New York)
  • Alan Stone (Washington)
  • Judd Hoos (South Dakota)
  • AleXa (Oklahoma)

Read our American Song Contest live blog for the latest news and updates…

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    New York up next

    New York's ENISA will perform next with her song called "Green Light."

    The first-generation Albanian singer is singing about how any dream can come true in New York City.

    Billboard recognized ENISA as an artist with the Next Big Sound.

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    Rankings so far

    Snoop Dogg and Kelly revealed that the voting numbers so far show Montana is ahead of Oregon.

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    Song of the summer

    Jonah Prill, representing Montana, is now performing his song "Fire It Up," which he described as the song of the summer.

    He said the country song is a summery sound that he hopes will give listeners a good feeling.

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    'Get your vote on'

    Host Snoop Dogg tells the audience to get their vote on and vote for the possible semifinalists now on the website, or on the NBC app.

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    Million dollar smoothies

    The band's performance of their song "Million $ Smoothies" startedoff with a woman drinking a green smoothie, before showing the two band members opening the song in a bed before dancing around the stage.

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    courtship. takes the stage

    Representing Oregon, the band "courtship." takes the stage.

    The band is comprised of Micah and Eli, who said that the name came from watching nature documentaries together.

    The band has had some success on streaming services, and they've even opened for Weezer.

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    Semifinalists announced

    Joining Rhode Island's Hueston in the semifinals is Oklahoma's AleXa.

    The next contestant announced to be advancing to the semifinals is Connecticut's Michael Bolton.

    The last semifinalist announced is Puerto Rico's Christian Pagán.

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    Jury results revealed

    Snoop Dogg and Kelly reveal the order of the jury results, factoring in America's votes from the app.

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    Tune in!

    Tonight's episode of American Song Contest is live NOW on NBC!

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    EuroIcon's predictions

    A Eurovision fan on Twitter said that the second episode of American Song Contest is even better than the first, saying that there is "so much quality and diversity."

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    Who is Jordan Smith?

    Jordan Smith, 28, is the Season 9 winner of The Voice. He became famous for receiving a four-chair turn during the show's Blind Auditions with his rendition of Chandelier by Sia.

    Jordan is hoping for another reality TV win on tonight's episode of American Song Contest, where he will be representing Kentucky.

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    Who is Macy Gray?

    Macy Gray is an already-established R&B singer who got her start in the 1990s and become known for her hit single, I Try.

    The R&B singer has also acted in several films including Training Day, Spider-Man, Lackawanna Blues, and For Colored Girls.

    Gray will be representing her home state of Ohio on tonight's episode of American Song Contest.

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    Tonight's contestants

    Heat two tonight will have 11 more acts perform to compete for a spot in the next round of American Song Contest.

    • Broderick Jones (Kansas)
    • Jordan Smith (Kentucky)
    • King Kyote (Maine)
    • Jonah Prill (Montana)
    • Jocelyn (Nebraska
    • ENISA (New York)
    • Chloe Fredericks (North Dakota)
    • Macy Gray (Ohio)
    • courtship. (Oregon)
    • Cruz Rock (US Virgin Islands)
    • Almira Zaky (Virginia)

    Last week's recap: Jury selection

    Each of the show’s 56 competitors ranked their favorite song from the night, choosing a performer to automatically move on to the semifinals round.

    Rhode Island’s Hueston was chosen to move forward.

    Most streamed songs

    A Twitter account tracks the Spotify charts for American Song Contest every day.

    On Sunday, the most streamed songs from the show on the streaming music app were as follows, according to the account:

    1. Wonderland (50,832 streams)
    2. Beautiful World (11,047)
    3. New Boot Goofin' (10,151)
    4. Ready To Go (4,618)
    5. Held On Too Long (4,499)
    6. LOKO (2,648)
    7. Never Like This (1,940)
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      Where do viewers vote?

      There is a website where viewers can vote for their favorite act on American Song Contest.

      Voters can also choose their selection through the NBC App and via TikTok, Variety reported.

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      Kelly Clarkson hypes up show

      Ahead of Monday night's episode, host Kelly Clarkson hyped up the new TV competition.

      "Another 💥 episode of #AmericanSongContest airs TONIGHT at 8/7c on
      @NBC! Y'all ready!?" she wrote on Twitter.

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      The recognized contestants

      The participants who are already established, well-recognized performers include:

      • Macy Gray (Ohio)
      • Sisqó (Maryland)
      • Riker Lynch (Colorado)
      • Michael Bolton (Connecticut)
      • Jewel (Alaska)
      • Tenelle (American Somoa)
      • Justin Jesso (Illinois)
      • Jordan Smith (Kentucky)
      • Yam Haus (Minnesota)
      • The Crystal Method (Nevada)
      • ENISA (New York)
      • Alan Stone (Washington)
      • Judd Hoos (South Dakota)
      • AleXa (Oklahoma)

      The amateur contestants

      The amateur contestants are:

      • Kelsey Lamb (Arkansas)
      • Ni/Co (Alabama)
      • Las Marías (Arizona)
      • Sweet Taboo (California)
      • Nitro Nitra (Delaware)
      • Ale Zabala (Florida)
      • Stela Cole (Georgia)
      • Jason J (Guam)
      • Bronson Varde (Hawaii)
      • Andrew Sheppard (Idaho)
      • UG Skywalkin (Indiana)
      • Alisabeth Von Presley (Iowa)
      • Broderick Jones (Kansas)
      • Brittany Pfantz (Louisiana)
      • King Kyote (Maine)
      • Jared Lee (Massachusetts)
      • Ada LeAnn (Michigan)
      • Keyone Starr (Mississippi)

      Who are the contestants?

      Musicians from all 50 states, five surrounding territories, and Washington, DC will compete in the contest.

      On March 3, 2022, NBC revealed information regarding the participants competing in American Song Contest.

      The competitors include a mix of relatively unknown musicians, as well as singer-songwriters who already found mainstream success.

      Who are the hosts?

      Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg host the competition series.

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        Eurovision in America

        Many Americans were introduced to Eurovision thanks to the Netflix movie starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams.

        The Story of Fire Saga was a hit Netflix comedy film that featured Ferrell and McAdams's characters competing to perform at the Eurovision contest.

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        How does Eurovision work, part three

        The winner is determined based on a point system, and the performer with the most points wins.

        The prize is a chance to perform the winning song yet again, a trophy, and their country getting the honor of hosting Eurovision the next year.

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        How does Eurovision work, part two

        Six countries — France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom, plus the host country — automatically pre-qualify for the semi-final.

        Everyone else has to qualify for the semi-final through competition.

        From there, the Grand Final takes place.

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        How does Eurovision work?

        Each participating broadcaster from each country submits their performers (no more than 6 people) and song (no more than 3 minutes).

        Countries either send their “rising star” or their hottest talent to perform.

        The selection process varies — sometimes, it’s by internal decision, and other times, it’s by a “voting” style process.

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