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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. 

By Christopher Rosa

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) 

Instagram: @jiggybuckaroo

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)

Instagram: @tylerbradenmusic

The song: "Seventeen"

Jordan Smith, Kentucky (Episode 2 Jury Pick) 


The song: "Sparrow"

Broderick Jones, Kansas (Episode 2 Jury-Fan Pick)

Instagram: @yourboybrabra

The song: "Tell Me"

Jonah Prill, Montana (Episode 2 Jury-Fan Pick)

Instagram: @jonah_prill

The song: "Fire It Up"

Chloe Fredericks, North Dakota (Episode 2 Jury-Fan Pick)

Instagram: @itschloefredericks

The song: "Can't Make You Love Me"

Hueston, Rhode Island (Episode 1 Jury Pick) 

Instagram: @iamhueston

The song: "Held On Too Long"

AleXa, Oklahoma (Episode 1 Jury-Fan Pick) 

Instagram: @alexa_zbofficial

The song: "Wonderland"

Michael Bolton, Connecticut (Episode 1 Jury-Fan Pick) 


The song: "Beautiful World"

Christian Pagán, Puerto Rico (Episode 1 Jury-Fan Pick) 

Instagram: @christian_pagan

The song: "LOKO"

American Song Contest airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Catch up on NBC.com