After eight weeks of competition that highlighted 56 incredible acts from around the United States, we have a winner of the first ever American Song Contest: AleXa from Oklahoma!
Blending rankings from a 56-member jury as well as a public vote, it was the energetic K-pop song Wonderland that took the win over nine other worthy competitors.
Hosted by Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg, the show featured acts from all 50 states, five overseas territories, and the nation’s capital. Reflecting the diversity of the United States, a wide variety of genres ranging from K-pop to country to blues to techno to go-go were featured.
The American Song Contest, aired on NBC, was produced by a Swedish-American team that included a number of people with deep roots in both Eurovision, Junior Eurovision, and Melodifestivalen, including Contest Producer Christer Björkman and Production Manager Ola Melzig.