Earlier this week we posted a round-up of artists from the American Song Contest who have teased their upcoming song on social media. And today, we have another artist to add to the list – KPop idol and Oklahoma representative AleXa.
While details around the content of the entry are sparse, there will be very clear references to Alice in Wonderland in the song’s lyrics. In her latest TikTok video we hear the line “Off with your head”, a direct reference to the Queen of Heart’s icon line from both the book and animated film. It also appears that the song tells the story of a failed relationship based on the line “stop thinking I love ya, wonder if we had a chance, maybe back in Wonderland.”
AleXa is well known in the KPop scene, and has been working with Moa Carlebecker (known to Eurovison fans as Cazzi Opeia) and Ellen Berg on her ASC song. Both wrote the song Tattoo for her third single album and have a long resume of songwriting credits for KPop bands and artists. Also on the team is Bekah Boom who has worked with BlackPink, Jessica Mauboy, Madison Beer, and recently JLO. Another KPop songwriter Albin Nordqvis is credited on the song who has composed for KPop groups Twice, Apink, Monsta X, and Stray Kids.
Rounding out the team is Swedish music producer and songwriter Andreas Carlsson who is credited for a number of pop hits like Celine Dion’s “I’m Alive”, Katy Perry’s “Waking Up in Vegas” and Jedward’s “P.O.V.”. Ironically enough, Carlsson is also credited for Tokio Hotel and Kerli’s pop-rock song “Strange” from Disney’s 2010 film Alice in Wonderland. Eurovision fans will remember Kerli and her song “Spirit Animal” from Eesti Laul 2017 in Estonia.
AleXa will be competing on the first episode of the American Song Contest this coming Monday, March 21st on NBC (8 PM Easter, 7 PM Central).