After five heats and two semi finals showcasing the incredible talent of acts from all 50 states, Washington DC, and five overseas territories, it's nearly time to reveal the winner of the inaugural American Song Contest!
The Live Grand Final for American Song Contest, airing on NBC Monday 9 May 20:00 ET/PT (which is 02:00 CEST for the night-owls among us), features the top 10 artists performing one last time for their chance to win America’s vote for best hit song. The results from the jury and America’s votes will be revealed in real time to determine the winner.
Fans at home in the United States can vote for their favourite performances on nbc.com/ascvote, the NBC App and on TikTok. Voting for the Grand Final opened on Sunday 8 May at 17:00 ET/ 14:00 PT and will close moments after the last performance.
The Live Grand Final will also feature special performances by American Song Contest hosts Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg, as well as country music singer/songwriter Jimmie Allen, who will perform his hit Down Home.
Let’s get to know our ten finalists:
Allen Stone (Washington) – Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, who has played shows on every continent in the world. His song Consider Me (from his album Building Balance) has been streamed over 14 million times.
AleXa (Oklahoma) – K-Pop Artist from Oklahoma with a huge global following. Her song Wonderland from American Song Contest has been streamed over 1.1 million times.
Chloe Fredericks (North Dakota) The Native American songwriter from North Dakota has been storytelling through music and song since age 5 and is commonly compared to powerhouse singers like Amy Winehouse and Adele.
Grant Knoche (Texas) The self-taught writer, producer, and performer is considered “One of today’s finest rising pop stars” by Live Nation’s Ones to Watch. Grant has performed in shows all over the US and has been featured on multiple top playlists with his debut EP.
Jordan Smith (Kentucky) – Winner of Season 9 of NBC’s The Voice and successful songwriter for Celine Dion’s single Ashes from the blockbuster film Deadpool 2.
Michael Bolton (Connecticut) Two-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, who has sold over 75 million records worldwide.
Ni/Co (Alabama) – From their YouTube fame with over 8 million views, to being featured on top Spotify playlists, Dani Brillhart and Colton Jones, or Ni/Co, have a large digital following that continues to grow.
Riker Lynch (Colorado) – Hollywood veteran known for his role of FOX’s hit show Glee for three seasons and as Dancing with the Stars 20th season runner-up. He describes his musical style as ‘Tropical -pop’, delivering a laid back, positive, coastal vibe through his songs.
Tyler Braden (Tennessee) An accomplished musician and firefighter, Tyler has raked in over 70 million streams and his fame continues to rise with his original song Seventeen now trending on Spotify.
Tenelle (American Samoa) Acclaimed songwriter popular for writing Meghan Trainor’s hit single Flava, which reached the number 1 spot on the iTunes singles chart. She also led the Billboard Reggae Albums chart with her debut album For Your Lovers.
With music ranging in genre from country to K-pop to Pacific island vibes, there’s something for everyone!