‘Songland’s Greg Scott Says His Olympic Anthem Was Booted for Jonas Brothers
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The 2021 Summer Olympics are upon us and the NBC network is hosting. In an exclusive interview with TMZ, Songland winner Greg Scott shared that his song “Miracle,” was cut by the network. Instead, the Jonas Brother’s song “Remember This,” will represent the Olympics this year.
Greg Scott Blindsided by Network
The season two Songland champion told TMZ that he heard “crickets” from the NBC network regarding the song change. They chose to go forward with “Remember This” by the Jonas Brothers despite the fact that Scott’s song, “Miracle,” was the original choice for the Olympics this year.
Bebe Rexha recorded her vocals for the Olympic trailer. When selected, Greg originally shared his excitement with fans:
“Chills on chills! I can’t be more proud to be a part of history. From @markrudin and I sitting in his home studio writing for the first time together to our song being heard on the biggest stage in the WORLD! 🤯 @beberexha you sound AMAZING on it friend! @annagraceman the song wouldn’t be the same without you! 🤟🏼Thank you @nbcsongland for making this ALL happening. 🙌🏼 “
Greg also shared how grateful he was to Songland for giving him the opportunity of a lifetime. He felt that being featured on the Olympics would have been a life changing moment for an up and coming artist.
“The Jonas Brothers, they’ve been doing their thing already, it’s like give the people a chance, you know?” he told TMZ.
The Jonas Brothers Will Premiere Olympic Dreams on NBC
Could the new Jonas Brothers special, Olympic Dreams, on NBC have to do with the recent song change? The show is set to premiere Wednesday at 8 p.m. and has been widely anticipated. Joe, Kevin, and Nick will be trained by some of Team USA’s best athletes as they compete against their biggest rivals, each other.
It seems like NBC is using the brothers to promote some extra hype around the already highly anticipated games. In a trailer for the show, fans are encouraged to root for either team Nick, Joe, or Kevin. However, I also believe this to be a clever marketing strategy designed to engage audience interaction.
Regardless, Greg really got the short end of the stick on this one. In fact, he found out about the song swap on Twitter. While he doesn’t shade the iconic brothers in his TMZ interview, he is clearly outraged at the whole situation. So far, NBC has not commented on the situation.