Powerhouse vocalist and TV star Kelly Clarkson and recent Super Bowl halftime show performer Snoop Dogg will serve as hosts of NBC's upcoming Eurovision-style singing competition show: American Song Contest.
Modeled after the annual Eurovision Song Contest, American Song Contest will feature 56 artists (one from all 50 states, plus one from Washington, D.C. and the five U.S. territories) competing to win the country's vote for the best new hit song.
“Imagine if music was an Olympic sport and artists from all over the world came together to compete for the gold. That’s the Eurovision Song Contest,” Eurovision rights owners Anders Lenhoff said in a statement.
“The American version will be different than anything seen before on U.S. television, marrying the fanfare and excitement of March Madness and the NFL playoffs with the artistry and beauty of world-class performances. The American Song Contest is a competition that happens to be televised, rather than a contest created to make a television show. And it’s open to all singers with a song, whether they are amateur artists or already signed to a major record label. No one is excluded from the competition.”
Snoop Dogg said in a statement, "I am honored to host American Song Contest alongside my lil sis Kelly Clarkson, aka Miss Texas."
No stranger to music competition shows, Clarkson - The Voice judge and American Idol winner - 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.”
American Song Contest will premiere live on NBC on Monday, March 21, and run for eight weeks before concluding with a Grand Final on May 9. The list of 56 solo singers, duos, and bands will be announced at a later date.
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Check out the American Song Contest trailer below.
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Article Image: Kelly Clarkson at a Variety event in 2017, Snoop Dogg wearing gold bumble bee shades at the "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" premiere in 2019. (PopularImages and PopularImages via DepositPhotos.)