American Song Contest: The Live Qualifiers, Part 4
April 11, 2022 10:19 AM - Season 1, Episode 4 - Subscribe

The live qualifiers continue as three artists from week three are revealed as advancing to the semifinals; 11 artists from across the country perform original music to earn the country's vote for best hit song.

Per wikipedia, tonight's contestants are:

Arizona - Las Marías - "De La Finikera"
Georgia - Stela Cole - "DIY"
Hawaii - Bronson Varde - "4 You"
Massachusetts - Jared Lee - "Shameless"
Nevada - The Crystal Method - "Watch Me Now"
New Hampshire - MARi - "Fly"
Pennsylvania - Bri Steves - "Plenty Love"
Utah - Savannah Keyes - "Sad Girl"
Washington - Allen Stone - "A Bit of Both"
Washington, D.C. - NËITHER - "I Like It"
West Virginia - Alexis Cunningham - "Working on a Miracle"

The Youtube playlist has been updated with (most of) tonight's songs. (When I checked the link, I saw all of tonight's entries in the list except Arizona and Nevada.)
posted by the primroses were over (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
My rankings:

New Hampshire - MARi - "Fly"
Nevada - The Crystal Method - "Watch Me Now"
Washington, D.C. - NËITHER - "I Like It"
Georgia - Stela Cole - "DIY"
Arizona - Las Marías - "De La Finikera"
Massachusetts - Jared Lee - "Shameless"
Hawaii - Bronson Varde - "4 You"
Washington - Allen Stone - "A Bit of Both"
Pennsylvania - Bri Steves - "Plenty Love"
West Virginia - Alexis Cunningham - "Working on a Miracle"
Utah - Savannah Keyes - "Sad Girl"
posted by Etrigan at 7:26 PM on April 11 [1 favorite]


So, in addition to TN which was the top jury selection last week and made it through automatically, the other top jury choices from the third qualifier were Florida, Alabama and Texas. Texas and Alabama got enough of the public vote to make it to the semifinals, but Florida was knocked off by the weird beach pop from Colorado.

This week, Washington was the top jury selection, and the others in descending order were Massachusetts, Nevada, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Georgia, Utah, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Arizona and Washington D.C.

I continue to be unimpressed by the jury's taste.

My favorite part of this week's show was the halftime show, in which they tried to convince us that this has a global audience. I am skeptical of this claim, but I think it might have been the first time they actually mentioned Eurovision on air.

I think Las Marías from Arizona was my favorite this week. They were so cute and I thought the song was catchy. I also enjoyed Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Georgia and New Hampshire, in no particular order. The Crystal Method song wasn't bad either.
posted by the primroses were over at 6:41 PM on April 12


The Crystal Method song wasn't bad either.

It was a non-Crystal Method song by a rump-Crystal Method on a faux-Eurovision show, so of course it worked.
posted by Etrigan at 7:08 PM on April 12


Well, my #1 and #4 made it through, so I'm happy enough with this week.
posted by Etrigan at 6:17 PM on April 19


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