The American Song Contest, NBC’s upcoming adaptation of the Eurovision Song Contest format for the USA and its territories, has recently unveiled its roster of participating artists.
The first few acts have already given us a little bit of a taste of what’s to come. Over the last couple of days, several participants have released snippets of their entries hoping to get their fanbase as well a new fans excited for the whole song. Here are some of the acts that gave us a little bit of insight into their song, one of them could be the first winner of the American version of the Song Contest.
The State of Tennessee is home of Nashville, the Mecca of Country music. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the entry for Volunteer State is indeed a Country song. Tyler Braden was selected to represent his State with his entry “Seventeen”. Listen to a quick teaser of the song below:
Another Southern State also gave us a bit of a preview as Brittany Pfantz gave us a quick acoustic teaser of her entry on Tik Tok. The singer will take the Stage as the representative for Louisiana.
One of the smaller States of the Union, Rhode Island is one of the original 13 colonies. The singer Hueston is getting ready to take the Stage on Monday, March 21st with his song “Held on too long”. Here is a snippet of the song that he posted on Instagram
Puerto Rico is a U.S. Territory therefore eligible to take part in the contest. Christian Pagan is ready to leave a mark and gave us a very short idea of what to expect. It sounds like the beginning of the entry so he is not giving away a whole lot just yet.
Puerto Rico pic.twitter.com/3SEpcfnhuj
— American ESC Fan (@EscAmerican) March 14, 2022
Oregon, a.k.a. the Beaver State, is sending the duo courtship to the contest. The song title Million Dollar Smoothies will most certainly catch a lot of people’s attention. But has the Indie Pop song what it takes to stay in the competition? Below is a clip from their Tik Tok
The most Northern State of the Continental U.S. has a Sneak Peak ready for us. King Kyote posted a clip of his song “Get Out Alive” on his YT channel
Minnesota’s act Yam Haus already had mainstream success, their debut album Stargazer has been streamed over 3.5 million times. Below is a snippet of their entry.
56 acts will take part in the competition, representing the 50 states of the United States of America, as well as representatives of American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and Washington DC.
Beginning on 21st March 2022, Atlantic Records – the official partner of the competition – will release the songs competing in this year’s American Song Contest in batches. The competition kicks off on this day with the first show, with Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg taking up hosting duties.
Stay tuned to ESC United as we cover the first edition of the American Song Contest – which act will emerge victorious?
What do #YOU think of the American Song Contest line-up and the snippets? Share your thoughts with us on our forum HERE or join the discussion below and on social media!