Interviews

Tyler Braden: “Tennessee has a super rich history in music and a large part of that is Nashville.”

Welcome back ESCUnited readers to another American Song Contest interview – and our final interview of the season in fact! Earlier last week we got the chance to sit down with Tennessee’s Tyler Braden and talk to him a bit about his participation in the American Song Contest, and what it’s like to represent the state and Nashville. Also did …

Ada LeAnn: “I started writing a lot of poetry throughout middle school and began putting it to music.”

While the final qualifier episode may be approaching on Monday night, we were still able to squeeze in an interview with Ada LeAnn representing Michigan! Ada is originally from Battle Creek Michigan and is one of the youngest singers and songwriters competing on the show this year. Learn more about how she’s balancing her school life and ASC, and how …

Andrew Sheppard: “I wanted to live a lifestyle that allowed me to be creative and travel at the same time.”

In the build up to the final episode of qualifiers, we were able to sit down with Idaho resident and artist Andrew Sheppard for an interview. While we were together Andrew talked about how his participation in the American Song Contest was a complete chance happening, and how a certain life altering event put him on the path to being …

Justin Jesso: “I was the kid who always went for the plastic microphone over the toy football.”

Before the next qualifying episode for the American Song Contest I got to sit down with singer-songwriter Justin Jesso of Illinois! Together we discussed how Michael Bolton helped him get noticed by production, what life is like when he’s not on stage, and revealed his family’s connection to Al Capone. Learn all that and more in our interview below! Hello …

HALIE: “I think one thing about me that people don’t know is that I can yodel.”

This week NBC announced a last minute change that would see Thayer, MO native Halie Wooldridge (styled as HALIE) represent Missouri in the final qualifier episode of the American Song Contest. But who is this new artist you might be wondering? Well thankfully we got a chance to interview her to learn more about her career, her music, and her …

Alexis Cunningham: “I’ve done multiple albums and I haven’t released any of them.”

Earlier this week we were able to sit down with West Virginian singer-songwriter Alexis Cunningham for a video interview. From a young age she would secretly write songs in her journals, and this would inspire her to ask for a guitar so she could perform these on her own. Alexis started her career on Youtube by writing and performing songs …

Bri Steves: “I come from a city of the greatest musicians in the world.”

Before tonight’s show we were able to meet with Philadelphia’s very own Bri Steves to talk about her participation on the American Song Contest. Learn more about her musical origins and influeces, where she’d love to perform, and how long she’s been sitting on her song “Plenty Love” by reading below! Welcome to ESC United Bri, I’m so glad we …

Sabyu: “Even if you come from a small island, you can make big waves around the world.”

After his perfomance on the American Song Contest stage Monday, we were able to grab Sabyu for an interview and get to know him better. Learn about his musical influences, his motivation for participation in ASC, and how his song “Sunsets and Seaturtles” first came about by reading below! Welcome Sabyu – thank you so much for giving us a …

Jared Lee: “I love writing songs for myself and for other artists and its now a huge part of my musical identity.”

Yesterday we got the chance to connect with Utah’s Savannah Keyes for an interview, and today we got Massachusett’s Jared Lee! Together we talked about his pathway into music and songwriting, his favorite things about Massachusetts, and who he’d love to collaborate with from the ASC cast. Learn more about him and the hard questions we asked below! Welcome to …

Savannah Keyes: “My biggest influence comes from listening to country radio growing up.”

Ahead of her episode on Monday night we got the chance to sit down with Utah born singer/songwritter Savannah Keyes. Learn more about her state, her source of humor, and wha ASC means for her music career. All that and more below! Hello Savannah – welcome to ESC United, we are excited to have you for an interview today! For those who …

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