May 18, 2022

‘American Song Contest’: List of Semi-Final 1 singers, format and everything you need to know

After five weeks of soulful, electric, heartwarming and funky performances, “American Song Contest” finally heads to the first of two semi-finals. Hosted by Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson, NBC’s hit show saw a singer from every state compete for the ultimate title in the finale scheduled for May 9. A total of 11 states/territories will participate in an intense contest.

Week 5 saw Sisqo from Maryland wow fans in “American Song Contest” by delivering a vintage Sisqo performance, however, it was 17-year-old Ada LeAnn from Michigan who became the semi-finalist. The show’s youngest performer took it to the next level after her song “Natalie” was well received by the jury and the public. The show kicked off with the remaining results from Week 4 of the Live Qualifiers. Stela Cole – ‘DIY’ (Georgia), MARI – ‘Fly’ (New Hampshire) and Jared Lee – ‘Shameless’ (Massachusetts). And ahead of the all-important Semi-Final 1, we take a look at what lies ahead.


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Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson will return to lead the semi-finals.

Who are the singers performing Semi-Final 1?

Alabama – Ni/Co – “The Difference”

Colorado – Riker Lynch – ‘Feel the Love’

Kentucky – Jordan Smith – ‘Sparrow’

Massachusetts – Jared Lee – “Shameless”

Michigan – Ada LeAnn – ‘Natalie’

Montana – Jonah Prill – ‘Fire It Up’

New Hampshire – MARi – ‘Flying’

Oklahoma – Alexa – ‘Wonderland’

Rhode Island – Hueston – “Held Too Long”

Washington – Allen Stone – “A bit of both”

Wyoming – Ryan Charles – ‘New Boot Goofin’ (Streaming Generic Map)


The five candidates from the semi-final who receive enough votes from the national jury and the public at home will advance to the final.

‘American Song Contest’ airs Mondays, at 8/7c on NBC. You can vote for your favorite performances on the NBC website, NBC app, and TikTok. You can also stream songs from your favorite artists on your favorite music streaming app.

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