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Here Are the Artists Going to the American Song Contest Semi-Finals
They're one step closer to winning Best Original Song.
American Song Contest announced its first batch of Semi-Finalists during the March 28th episode, and several of your favorites made the cut. Going forward, Semi-Finalists are announced during each of the remaining Qualifying Round episodes (March 28, April 4, April 11, April 18), with the Semi-Final Rounds kicking off on April 25.
If you're not watching the music competition show (which you should be!), here's a quick breakdown on how everything works: Fifty-six Artists representing either a U.S. state, territory, or Washington, D.C. perform an original song that has to resonate with both viewers and a Jury of music-industry experts. During the first round (which takes place over five episodes, 11-12 Artists per episode), the Jury selects one Artist to advance immediately to the Semi-Finals. Three more sports are up for grabs per episode, which are determined by a mix of Jury and viewer votes.
Drum roll, please. See, below, your American Song Contest Semi-Finalists. We'll be updating this post as more are announced.
ENISA, New York (Redemption Pick)
The song: "Green Light"
Tenelle, American Samoa (Episode 5 Jury-Fan Pick)
The song: "Full Circle"
John Morgan, North Carolina (Episode 5 Jury-Fan Pick)
The song: "Right in the Middle"
Sweet Taboo, California (Episode 5 Jury-Fan Pick)
The song: "Keys to the Kingdom"
Ada LeAnn, Michigan (Episode 5 Jury Pick)
The song: "Natalie"
Jared Lee, Massachusetts (Episode 4 Jury-Fan Pick)
The song: "Shameless"
Stela Cole, Georgia (Episode 4 Jury-Fan Pick)
The song: "DIY"
MARi, New Hampshire (Episode 4 Jury-Fan Pick)
The song: "Fly"
Ryan Charles, Wyoming (Redemption Pick)
The song: "New Boot Goofin"
Allen Stone, Washington (Episode 4 Jury Pick)
The song: "A Bit of Both"
Grant Knoche, Texas (Episode 3 Jury-Fan Pick)
The song: "Mr Independent"
Ni/Co, Alabama (Episode 3 Jury-Fan Pick)
The song: "The Difference"
Riker Lynch, Colorado (Episode 3 Jury-Fan Pick)
The song: "Feel the Love."
Tyler Braden, Tennessee (Episode 3 Jury Pick)
The song: "Seventeen"
Jordan Smith, Kentucky (Episode 2 Jury Pick)
The song: "Sparrow"
Broderick Jones, Kansas (Episode 2 Jury-Fan Pick)
The song: "Tell Me"
Jonah Prill, Montana (Episode 2 Jury-Fan Pick)
The song: "Fire It Up"
Chloe Fredericks, North Dakota (Episode 2 Jury-Fan Pick)
The song: "Can't Make You Love Me"
Hueston, Rhode Island (Episode 1 Jury Pick)
The song: "Held On Too Long"
AleXa, Oklahoma (Episode 1 Jury-Fan Pick)
The song: "Wonderland"
Michael Bolton, Connecticut (Episode 1 Jury-Fan Pick)
The song: "Beautiful World"
Christian Pagán, Puerto Rico (Episode 1 Jury-Fan Pick)
The song: "LOKO"
American Song Contest airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Catch up on NBC.com.