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The American Song Contest Week 2 Performers Are So, So Talented

Let's get to know them more. 

By Christopher Rosa

Episode 2 of American Song Contest airs Monday, March 28 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. And if the first week was any indication, we're in for some serious musical talent. Episode 1 gave viewers everything from K-pop to country and hip-hop, and Episode 2 will deliver a similar array of genres and talent. Let's get to know the Artists competing this week a little bit better: 

Almira Zaky, Virginia 

Instagram: @almirazaky

The song: "Over You"

In their words: "We about to shut that stage down." 

Broderick Jones, Kansas  

Instagram: @yourboybrabra

The song: "Tell Me (feat. Calio)"

In their words: "That’s how the song makes me feel: like wishing on a star!" 

Chloe Fredericks, North Dakota 

Instagram: @itschloefredericks

The song: "Can't Make You Love Me"

In their words: "Trust in your ability to shine." 

courtship., Oregon


The song: "Million Dollar Smoothies"

In their words: "We refinanced our parents homes to purchase this green slop."

Cruz Rock, Virgin Islands 

Instagram: @cruzrock

The song: "Celebrando"

In their words: "I am locked and loaded. Are you ready for my performance?" 

ENISA, New York

Instagram: @iamenisa

The song: "Green Light"

In their words: "New York, I got your back!"

Jocelyn, Nebraska

Instagram: @jocelynmusic

The song: "Never Alone"

In their words: "This song represents all my trials and errors that taught me how to love and accept every part of myself." 

Jonah Prill, Montana

Instagram: @jonah_prill

The song: "Fire It Up"

In their words: "Bringing y’all this year's song of the summer. Let’s get it!" 

Jordan Smith, Kentucky 

Instagram: @jordansmithlive

The song: "Sparrow"

In their words: "I hope I make you proud, Kentucky!" 

King Kyote, Maine

Instagram: @king_kyote

The song: "Get Out Alive"

In their words: "Maine, to me, is music, sitting in the frigid waters of the Atlantic waiting on the one 'perfect' one, hauling traps with my old man, growing a garden (mom taught me), getting beat down on Katahdin with the homies, sunrises down east, and it’s where my musical journey all began." 

Macy Gray, Ohio 


The song: "Every Night"

In their words: "What's round on both sides and high in the middle?" Gray's band: "Ohio!"