The competition is heating up over in the United States of America (and its territories). The American Song Contest has reached the semi-final stage, with half of the heat qualifiers returning to the stage for semi-final one.
As with the qualifying heats, the jury winner was given the first ticket to advance to the next round (i.e. the grand final). This was Washington’s Allen Stone with his entry “A Bit of Both”.
Note: The embedded performance is from heat four
American Song Contest semi-final one results
Five acts will ultimately qualify from semi-final one.
The professional jury selected one qualifier during the live programme. Their ranking was as follows:
- 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”
The public vote is now open for viewers to vote for their favourites and choose four other acts to advance.
Heat five results and wildcard
During the show, we also found out who the televoters chose to qualify from last week’s heat five. It was California, American Samoa, and North Carolina who advanced.
Meanwhile, the second streaming wildcard has also been announced. Of the acts who failed to qualify from the heats, the two acts with the highest social media streams earned a lifeline and progressed to the semi-finals. Wyoming’s Ryan Charles was previously awarded the first wildcard to compete in semi-final one.
The second wildcard has been given to Enisa from New York. She finished ninth in the jury vote of heat two with her song “Green Light”. Enisa will join the remaining ten qualifiers in semi-final two next week.
What do you make of the American Song Contest semi-final one results? Are you happy to see Washington’s Allen Stone in the grand final? Share your thoughts below.