Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson will host American song contestthe Eurovision-style singing competition premiered on NBC in March.
First announced in August 2020 and modeled on the annual report Eurovision Song Contestthe American song contest 56 artists – one from all 50 states, plus one from Washington, DC and five US territories – will compete for the country’s best new hit song.
“I am honored to welcome American song contest alongside my little sister Kelly Clarkson, aka Miss Texas,” Snoop Dogg – who will appear on the Super Bowl LVI halftime show on Sunday – said in a statement.
The voice veteran Clarkson, herself a american idol winner, added: “I’ve been a fan and love the concept of Eurovision and I’m 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.
The all-living American song contest will premiere on Monday, March 21 and run for eight weeks before concluding with a grand finale scheduled for May 9. The list of 56 solo singers, duos or groups will be announced at a later date.
the American song contest was announced in August 2020 and slated for 2021, but the Covid-19 pandemic has likely pushed its arrival in the US until this year.
“Imagine if music was an Olympic sport and artists from all over the world came together to compete for gold. That’s the Eurovision Song Contest“, Eurovision rights owners Anders Lenhoff said in a statement at the time.
“The American version will be unlike anything seen before on American television, marrying the fanfare and excitement of March Madness and the NFL playoffs with the artistry and beauty of world-class performances. Tales of American SongsThis is a contest that happens to be televised, rather than a contest created to make a TV show. And it’s open to all singers with a song, whether they’re amateur artists or already signed to a major record company. Nobody is excluded from the competition.