American Song Contest: The Live Qualifiers, Part 5
April 18, 2022 12:47 PM - Season 1, Episode 5 - Subscribe

The live qualifiers conclude as three artists from week four are revealed as moving on to the semi-finals; 11 remaining artists representing their state or territory perform original music to earn America's vote for best hit song.

Per wikipedia, tonight's contestants are:

American Samoa - Tenelle - "Full Circle"
California - Sweet Taboo - "Keys to the Kingdom"
Guam - Jason J. - "Midnight"
Idaho - Andrew Sheppard - "Steady Machine"
Illinois - Justin Jesso - "Lifeline"
Maryland - Sisqó - "It's Up"
Michigan - Ada LeAnn - "Natalie"
Missouri - HALIE - "Better Things"
New Mexico - Khalisol - "Drop"
North Carolina - John Morgan - "Right in the Middle"
Vermont - Josh Panda - "Rollercoaster"

The Youtube playlist has been updated with tonight's songs.
posted by the primroses were over (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm a little disappointed my home state of Maryland is not represented by an unknown artist, but this show could really use a breakout hit like "Thong Song," so maybe Sisqó is going to turn their ratings around.

(Note: I have not listened to any of the entries yet, I have no reason but feckless optimism to suppose "It's Up" is going to be any good.)
posted by the primroses were over at 12:51 PM on April 18, 2022

After the public votes were added to the jury selections, the additional semifinalists from last week's contestants were Massachusetts, Georgia, and New Hampshire.

This week's top jury selection and automatic semifinalist was Michigan's Ada LeAnn, followed by California, North Carolina, American Samoa, Illinois, Idaho, New Mexico, Vermont,Maryland, Missouri and Guam.

I sort of liked the jury selection, although it was once again not my first choice. The Taylor Swift influence was strong in that one.

Next week starts the semifinals. I expect to keep watching and making these posts, mostly out of curiosity.

Only 3 weeks til Eurovision!
posted by the primroses were over at 4:32 PM on April 19, 2022

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