Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson to Host ‘American Song Contest’ TV Show

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Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson are set to host the next round of music competitions American song contest on NBC.

Premiering on March 21 and eight weeks until a grand finale on May 8, American song contest comes from the producers of Eurovision Song Contest and The voice.

The all-live series will “combine the competitive spirit of rooting for your favorite sports team with the joy of watching a live performance of an original song,” according to an official description.

Produced by Anders Lenhoff, Christer Björkman, Peter Settman and Ola Melzig of Eurovisionwith Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens and Gregory Lipstone of Propagate with The voice executive producer Audrey Morrissey as show runner, American song contest will feature 56 artists – solo artists, duo, DJ or group – representing 50 states, the capital and five US territories, competing for the best original song.

Anders Lenhoff, Christer Björkman, Peter Settman, Ola Melzig (Photo: Shore Fire Media)

Each competitor will represent each location and perform a new track throughout all three stages of the competition, including qualifying rounds, semi-finals and the grand final, when one state or territory is declared the winner.

“I’ve been a fan and love the concept of ‘Eurovision,’ and I’m thrilled to bring the musical phenomenon to America,” Clarkson said in a statement. Coincidentally, Clarkson, who is also a coach on The voice on NBC recently covered Duncan Lawrence’s Eurovision Song Contest 2019 winning song “Arcade” on his talk show.

“I’m so excited to work with Snoop,” Clarkson added, “and can’t wait to see every state and territory represented by artists sing their own songs.”

Snoop Dogg, who joined Clarkson for season 21 of The voice as a “mega mentor,” added, “I am honored to welcome American song contest alongside my little sister Kelly Clarkson, aka Miss Texas.

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