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‘American Song Contest’ Finally Has a Premiere Date, Auditions Open

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

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American Song Contest, the upcoming U.S. version of Eurovision Song Contest, finally has a premiere date and is putting out a call for artists to participate. The event will premiere next February on NBC, as America votes on their favorite original songs.


‘American Song Contest’ to Premiere in 2022

According to Eurovision, American Song Contest will have a two-hour premiere on February 21, 2022. All 50 states, plus five U.S. territories and Washington, D.C., will be represented in the contest. An artist from each place will perform to be considered for the title of Best Original Song.

The competition will air live, featuring three Qualifying Rounds, a Semifinals round, and a Grande Final. One location and their representative artist will come out on top thanks to America’s votes.

The format is based on the hugely popular Eurovision Song Contest, which has taken place since 1956. The songwriting competition features artists from different countries performing original songs. Famously, the band ABBA won Eurovision in 1974 with the song “Waterloo.”


SEE ALSO: ‘EUROVISION’ COMING TO AMERICA: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ‘AMERICAN SONG CONTEST’

You Can Sign Up Now to Be Considered for the Contest

If you’re a musician with an original song that you want to showcase on live television for the country to hear, now is your chance to sign up for American Song Contest.

“American Song Contest is scouring the nation looking for artists who own the stage and captivate an audience with original music,” reads the registration website. “From indie to pop, bands to DJ’s, rap to singer-songwriters, signed or independent, we will be showcasing a diverse array of artists in all genres from across the country.”


The site makes it clear that the contest is not looking for covers or tribute bands — they want original songs. You must be 16 years or older to apply. The show is accepting applications from all 50 U.S. states, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C.

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About the Author

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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