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American Song Contest 2022

American Song Contest

The concept of the American Song Contest was pretty similar to the Eurovision Song Contest but instead of countries competing, USA's 50 states, five territories and Washington D.C. competed.

A total of 56 artists were singing their own music, and the results were decided by viewers at home and a jury of music-industry experts.

The contest took place on all Mondays from 21 March to 9 May 2022 at 8pm Eastern / 7pm Central.

Shows

A total of eight shows were held:

5 Heats: 11 or 12 artists competed in each Heat. 4 artists qualified for the Semi-finals from each Heat.

At the end of each Heat, a jury selected one qualifier. 3 more qualifiers were chosen by a combination of a jury and online public votes and revealed during the next week's show.

2 Semi-finals: 10 artists competed in each Semi-final along with a wildcard act from the heats.

At the end of the each Semi-final, a jury selected one finalists. 4 more finalists were chosen by a combination of a jury and online public votes.

1 Final: The 10 finalists competed and the winner was decided by a jury in combination with public voting.

Voting

The jury consisted of 56 musical experts each representing a U.S. state, territory, or Washington D.C. The jury members evaluated the artists on their performances, artistic expression, originality, and the hit potential of their songs.

The public in US could vote on their favourites either on the NBC website , the NBC App or via TikTok.

American Song Contest followed a point system in which every state and territory voted with equal power, regardless of population.

Songs

State
Territory
ArtistSong
MichiganAda LeAnnNatalie
FloridaAle ZabalaFlirt
OklahomaAleXaWonderland
West VirginiaAlexis CunninghamWorking on a Miracle
IowaAlisabeth Von PresleyWonder
WashingtonAllen StoneA Bit of Both
VirginiaAlmira ZakyOver You
IdahoAndrew SheppardSteady Machine
PennsylvaniaBri StevesPlenty Love
LouisianaBrittany PfantzNow You Do
KansasBroderick JonesTell Me
HawaiiBronson Varde4 You
New JerseyBrooke AlexxI Don't Take Pictures Anymore
North DakotaChloe FredericksCan't Make You Love Me
Puerto RicoChristian PagánLoko
Oregoncourtship.Million Dollar Smoothies
Virgin IslandsCruz RockCelebrando
New YorkEnisaGreen Light
TexasGrant KnocheMr. Independent
MissouriHalieBetter Things
Rhode IslandHuestonHeld on Too Long
WisconsinJake’OFeel Your Love
MassachusettsJared LeeShameless
GuamJason J.Midnight
South CarolinaJesse LeProttiNot Alone
AlaskaJewelThe Story
NebraskaJocelynNever Alone
North CarolinaJohn MorganRight in the Middle
MontanaJonah PrillFire It Up
KentuckyJordan SmithSparrow
VermontJosh PandaRollercoaster
South DakotaJudd HoosBad Girl
IllinoisJustin JessoLifeline
ArkansasKelsey LambNever Like This
MississippiKeyone StarrFire
New MexicoKhalisolDrop
MaineKing KyoteGet Out Alive
ArizonaLas MaríasDe La Finikera
OhioMacy GrayEvery Night
New HampshireMARiFly
ConnecticutMichael BoltonBeautiful World
Washington D.C.NëitherI Like It
AlabamaNi/CoThe Difference
DelawareNitro NitraTrain
ColoradoRiker LynchFeel the Love
WyomingRyan CharlesNew Boot Goofin
Northern Mariana IslandsN. Mariana Isl.SabyuSunsets & Seaturtles
UtahSavannah KeyesSad Girl
MarylandSisqóIt's Up
GeorgiaStela ColeDIY
CaliforniaSweet TabooKeys to the Kingdom
American SamoaAm. SamoaTenelleFull Circle
NevadaThe Crystal MethodWatch Me Now
TennesseeTyler BradenSeventeen
IndianaUG skywalkin ft. MaxieLove in My City
MinnesotaYam HausReady to Go

Heat 1

Jury qualifierJury & online qualifierWildcard

American Song Contest 2022 – Heat 1

Dates21 March, 8pm ET / 7pm CT
22 March, 01:00 CET
LocationUniversal Studios
CityLos Angeles, CA
HostsSnoop Dogg
Kelly Clarkson
VotingJury: 1 qualifier
Jury & online: 3 qualifiers
  • At the end of Heat 1, the jury chose one artist to qualify for the Semi-finals
  • Three more Semi-finalists were chosen by a combination of Jury and online votes and revealed during Heat 2
  • Wyoming’s Ryan Charles received a wildcard for the Semi-finals after his song were among the two most streamed

Heat 2

Jury qualifierJury & online qualifierWildcard

American Song Contest 2022 – Heat 2

Dates28 March, 8pm ET / 7pm CT
29 March, 02:00 CEST
LocationUniversal Studios
CityLos Angeles, CA
HostsSnoop Dogg
Kelly Clarkson
VotingJury: 1 qualifier
Jury & online: 3 qualifiers
  • At the end of Heat 2, the jury chose one artist to qualify for the Semi-finals
  • Three more Semi-finalists were chosen by a combination of Jury and online votes and revealed during Heat 3
  • New York’s Enisa received a wildcard for the Semi-finals after her song were among the two most streamed

Heat 3

Jury qualifierJury & online qualifier

American Song Contest 2022 – Heat 3

Dates4 April, 8pm ET / 7pm CT
5 April, 02:00 CEST
LocationUniversal Studios
CityLos Angeles, CA
HostsSnoop Dogg
Kelly Clarkson
VotingJury: 1 qualifier
Jury & online: 3 qualifiers
  • At the end of Heat 3, the jury chose one artist to qualify for the Semi-finals
  • Three more Semi-finalists were chosen by a combination of Jury and online votes and revealed during Heat 4

Heat 4

Jury qualifierJury & online qualifier

American Song Contest 2022 – Heat 4

Dates11 April, 8pm ET / 7pm CT
12 April, 02:00 CEST
LocationUniversal Studios
CityLos Angeles, CA
HostsSnoop Dogg
Kelly Clarkson
VotingJury: 1 qualifier
Jury & online: 3 qualifiers
  • At the end of Heat 4, the jury chose one artist to qualify for the Semi-finals
  • Three more Semi-finalists were chosen by a combination of Jury and online votes and revealed during Heat 5

Heat 5

Jury qualifierJury & online qualifier

American Song Contest 2022 – Heat 5

Dates18 April, 8pm ET / 7pm CT
19 April, 02:00 CEST
LocationUniversal Studios
CityLos Angeles, CA
HostsSnoop Dogg
Kelly Clarkson
VotingJury: 1 qualifier
Jury & online: 3 qualifiers
  • At the end of Heat 5, the jury chose one artist to qualify for the Semi-finals
  • Three more Semi-finalists were chosen by a combination of Jury and online votes and revealed during Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1

Jury qualifierOnline qualifier

American Song Contest 2022 – Semi-final 1

Dates25 April, 8pm ET / 7pm CT
26 April, 02:00 CEST
LocationUniversal Studios
CityLos Angeles, CA
HostsSnoop Dogg
Kelly Clarkson
VotingJury: 1 qualifier
Online: 4 qualifiers
  • At the end of Semi-final 1, the jury chose one artist to qualify for the Final
  • Four more Finalists were chosen by online votes

Semi-final 2

Jury qualifierOnline qualifier

American Song Contest 2022 – Semi-final 2

Dates2 May, 8pm ET / 7pm CT
3 May, 02:00 CEST
LocationUniversal Studios
CityLos Angeles, CA
HostsSnoop Dogg
Kelly Clarkson
VotingJury: 1 qualifier
Online: 4 qualifiers
  • At the end of Semi-final 2, the jury chose one artist to qualify for the Final
  • Four more Finalists were chosen by online votes

Final

American Song Contest 2022 – Final

Dates9 May, 8pm ET / 7pm CT
10 May, 02:00 CEST
LocationUniversal Studios
CityLos Angeles, CA
HostsSnoop Dogg
Kelly Clarkson
Voting15% jury
85% televoting

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