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The American Song Contest Week 4 Performers Will Have You Dancing

The battle for Best Original Song continues.

By Christopher Rosa

The first round of American Song Contest continues tonight (April 11) with 11 new Artists performing their original songs. By now, you know the conceit of the show: Fifty-six Acts, each representing either a U.S. state, territory, or Washington, D.C., are competing head-to-head with their own songs. The winner will be determined over the course of several rounds by votes from both viewers and a Jury of music industry experts. So far, we've seen 34 Artists compete, and this week, viewers will watch 11 more. Get to know them a little better, below. 

Alexis Cunningham, West Virginia


The song: "Working on a Miracle" 

In their words: "This song really tells my story and how I’ve been working toward my dream my whole life (like so many people). " 

The Crystal Method, Nevada 

Instagram: @thecrystalmethod

The song: "Watch Me Now" 

In their words:  "This feels like a really full circle moment, with Vegas being the album that put TCM on the map 25 years ago." 

Allen Stone, Washington

Instagram: @allenstone

The song: "A Bit of Both" 

In their words: "That's right, your pesky Uncle Al is representing the beautiful state of Washington." 

Bri Steves, Pennsylvania 

Instagram: @bristeves

The song: "Plenty Love" 

In their words: "You can’t fake love. You either feel it or you don’t." 

Bronson Varde, Hawaii

Instagram: @vardebigbody

The song: "4 You" 

In their words: "Super stoked to share my music and home with the world. Doing it for all the Polynesians, Hawaiians, and every local boy and girl from Hawaii that got a dream!"

Jared Lee, Massachusetts

Instagram: @jaredleemusic

The song: "Shameless" 

In their words: "Happy to be repping my home state! Let’s go Mass!!"

Las Marias, Arizona 

Instagram: @lasmariasmusic

The song: "From La Finikera"

In their words: "Listos para ver este gran espectáculo?"

MARi, New Hampshire 

Instagram: @mariburelle

The song: "Fly"

In their words: "It’s gonna be straight-up fuego." 

NËITHER, Washington, D.C. 

Instagram: @iamneither

The song: "I Like It" 

In their words: "Creating is my joy (music, film, content), but to be on this show performing original music, and having the opportunity to represent D.C. and the DMV at large is MIND-BLOWING."

Savannah Keyes, Utah 

Instagram: @savannahkeyesmusic

The song: "Sad Girl" 

In their words: "So much of what I am is because of where I am from." 

Stela Cole, Georgia 

Instagram: @callmestelacole

The song: "DIY" 

In their words: "Interstelas!!!!!! I’ve been dying trying to keep this secret for MONTHS…," she wrote to her fans in regards to being on American Song Contest.

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