UNITED STATES – The first semifinal of the inaugural AMERICAN SONG CONTEST concluded. The first phase was the announcement of the last qualifiers:
CALIFORNIA, NORTH KAROLINA and AMERICAN SAMOA proceed to the second semi-final. Later on, the second redemption act was also announced: Enisa from NEW YORK got the ticket to the second semifinal, surprising us all.
It was a surprise for everyone that COLORADO’s Rylek didn’t perform during the live show but filmed his performance before the live broadcast begins, alongside the studio audience we suspect there was an issue with the confetti but we still don’t know what happened.
The performances of the semifinalists were changed and enhanced. We saw great shows and deep emotions. The atmosphere in the studio and the green room was totally crazy and we loved it.
Ni/Co, Alexa, MARi, Jared and Ada stole the impressions while the party man of the night was Ryan Charles. The detailed oikotimes scoring is available on our social media but we can sum it by saying that Ni/Co and Ada got 29/30 while Jared got the ultimate 30/30 from our team.
Later on, no surprise, WASHINGTON’s Allen Stone got the jury votes of the night and is officially the first finalist for the 2022 AMERICAN SONG CONTEST.
Highlight of the evening was the celebration of KELLY CLARKSON’s birthday with a cake and the necessary birthday song.
In a special feature, we invited 2021 North Macedonia’s entrant VASIL, who lives in Chicago to pick his favourites from the first semifinal but seems that only Alexa was the performer that really enjoyed it!
Public voting will last for 12 hours and the four qualifiers for the final will be decided solely by the public (100%).
- Washington: Allen Stone – ‘A Bit of Both‘
- Kentucky: Jordan Smith – ‘Sparrow‘
- Rhode Island: Hueston – ‘Held On Too Long‘
- Michigan: Ada LeAnn – ‘Natalie‘
- Oklahoma: AleXa – ‘Wonderland‘
- Alabama: Ni/Co – ‘The Difference‘
- Montana: Jonah Prill – ‘Fire It Up‘
- Massachusetts: Jared Lee – ‘Shameless‘
- New Hampshire: Mari – ‘Fly‘
- Wyoming: Ryan Charles – ‘New Boot Goofin‘
- Colorado: Riker Lynch – ‘Feel The Love‘
special thanks to Renata, Efthymis, Daniel and of course NBC for sharing the passion with us.
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