UNITED STATES – The AMERICAN SONG CONTEST is ongoing and Team OIKOTIMES once again advances to the video interviews with a set of amazing people from across the continent.
Although booked days ago, yesterday the representative of TEXAS, Grant Knoche unveiled his ASC 2022 entry snippet, titled MR. INDEPENDENT and we all (here) immediately were stunned!
Sometimes you read about favourites, booking odds and poll favs but when you listen to this sneak peek, you instantly bet your money and undies on Grant!
The interview booked and the ZOOM session with Mr. Nickelodeon welcomed us in his home studio in California where he is currently living, working and dreaming… Above all that, we realised he is just super talented with lots of star quality, 19-year-old guy (shoot me now please) with a smile like a huge hug.
In the video interview, we discussed the song, his dreams and his preparations for the AMERICAN SONG CONTEST (excuse us, in Europe, we use “the” before the shows, unlike the US English), and although we were interrupted by a technical problem, Grant was professional and smiley, waiting for me to end the session (which definitely I didn’t want to end).
He soon begins the rehearsals and he is super excited. Guess what: we are too! He must be in the semis no matter what. (Damn we should have been in L.A. now and danced our b…ts off too). But you never know, since in case he wins ASC he will have to travel to Turin and we will definitely meet him!
ABOUT GRANT KNOCHE
He portrayed Liam on Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and has also appeared on the Brat series Chicken Girls and Total Eclipse.
He became a member of the Kidz Bop family at the beginning of 2014. When he was 7, he started dancing. In 2017, he began appearing on the Go90 network with a dance group called Boy Squad, mentored by Matt Steffanina.
He released the song “Emotions” in 2019.
He graduated high school early by passing the California High School Proficiency Examination in 2019.
His father Sean plays the guitar while his brother Hunter Knoche of Fly Away Hero plays the drums.
In the summer of 2017, he went on tour as a solo artist with the Summer Jam tour headlined by Aaron Carter.
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