Grammy-winning pop superstar Kelly Clarkson and multi-platinum music icon Snoop Dogg will host NBC’s American Song Contest, premiering on Monday 21 March.
The series will broadcast live from 20:00 – 22:00 ET/PT from the Universal Lot and will run for 8 weeks until the Grand Final on Monday 9 May.
Snoop Dogg said: ‘I am honored to host American Song Contest alongside my lil sis Kelly Clarkson, aka Miss Texas. 🎤🎬👊🏾👊🏾’
Clarkson added: ‘I have been a fan and love the concept of Eurovision and am thrilled to bring the musical phenomenon to America. I’m so excited to work with Snoop and can’t wait to see every state and territory represented by artists singing their own songs.’
We should have seen this coming when Kelly covered the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest winning song Arcade on her wildly popular talk show earlier this month.
The American Song Contest will feature live and original music performances – from all 50 states, five U.S. territories and the capital – competing to win the title of ‘Best Original Song’.
An incredible solo artist, duo or a band will represent each location and perform a new original song, celebrating the depth and variety of different styles and genres across America.
The live competition consists of three rounds: Qualifying, followed by the Semi-Finals, and the ultimate Grand Final, where one state or territory will emerge victorious.
Clarkson is an Emmy-winning talk show host and Grammy Award-winning artist. America’s original Idol, Clarkson is one of the most popular artists of this era with total worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and 40 million singles.
She has released eight studio albums and two children’s books including New York Times Top 10 bestseller River Rose and the Magical Lullaby. In 2020, she released her critically acclaimed Grammy-nominated studio album, Meaning of Life, and her powerful single I Dare You, which she recorded with five other artists in six languages – very Eurovision.
Snoop Dogg is a multi-platinum artist, actor, philanthropist and entertainment icon. The rapper has reigned for nearly three decades as an unparalleled force, who has raised the bar as an award-winning entertainer and globally recognised entrepreneur. He has released 19 studio albums, sold over 40 million albums worldwide, reached number one countless times on Billboard charts internationally and has received 20 Grammy nominations.
The hosting duo have both appeared on The Voice with Clarkson serving as a recurring coach and Snoop as a ‘mega mentor’ for season 20.
The 56 participating acts will be revealed soon.