Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson to Host "American Song Contest"
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· Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson have been named hosts of NBC's upcoming musical competition series "American Song Contest."
· From the producers of "Eurovision Song Contest" and "The Voice," "American Song Contest" brings the musical phenomenon to America.
· The all-live series will premiere on Monday, March 21 from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT from the NBCUniversal lot.
· The series will run for eight weeks on Monday nights with the Grand Final scheduled for May 9.
· Snoop Dogg said, "I am honored to host 'American Song Contest' alongside my lil sis Kelly Clarkson, aka Miss Texas." 🎤🎬👊🏾👊🏾
· Clarkson added, "I have been a fan and love the concept of Eurovision and am thrilled to bring the musical phenomenon to America. I'm so excited to work with Snoop and can't wait to see every state and territory represented by artists singing their own songs."
· America's biggest televised live entertainment event has arrived! Based on the worldwide phenomenon "Eurovision Song Contest," organized for 65 years by the European Broadcasting Union and watched by 200 million viewers annually, this amazing musical spectacular combines the competitive spirit of rooting for your favorite sports team with the joy of watching a live performance of an original song.
· "American Song Contest" will feature live new music performances - representing all 50 states, five U.S. territories and our nation's capital - competing to win the country's vote for the best hit song. An incredible solo artist, duo or a band will represent each location and perform a new original song, celebrating the depth and variety of different styles and genres across America. The live competition consists of three rounds as the artists compete in a series of Qualifying Rounds, followed by the Semi-Finals and the ultimate Grand Final where one state or territory will emerge victorious.
· The 56 artists will be named on a later date.
ABOUT SNOOP DOGG
· A multi-platinum artist, actor, philanthropist and entertainment icon, Snoop Dogg has reigned for nearly three decades as an unparalleled force, raising the bar as an award-winning entertainer and globally recognized entrepreneur. Snoop defines entertainment history. He has released 21 studio albums, sold over 40 million albums worldwide, reached No. 1 countless times on Billboard charts internationally and received 20 Grammy nominations.
· A California native, Snoop has also appeared in numerous films, such as "Dolemite Is My Name," "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run," "The Addams Family," "Beach Bum," "Starsky & Hutch," "Soul Plane" and the Oscar-winning drama "Training Day," among others. He has also produced several TV shows and films, including Vice's "Reincarnated," "Mac & Dean Go to High School" and "Hood of Horror" through his production company, Snoopadelic Films. He made his mark in television when he garnered an Emmy Award nomination as executive producer for the hit VH1 show "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner." Snoop was also the executive producer of the Netflix show "Coach Snoop," "GGN: Double G News," MTV's "Mary + Jane" and the TNT game show "Joker's Wild," which he also hosted.
· Most recently, Snoop has hosted and produced several projects through his Snoopadelic films, including two Peacock originals - "2021 and Done" alongside Kevin Hart, a hilarious retrospective on the year that began with so much promise; and "Olympic Highlights with Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg," recapping the Olympics' most impressive delays of athleticism and the moments that didn't go as planned.
ABOUT KELLY CLARKSON
· Emmy Award-winning talk show host, Grammy Award-winning artist and America's original idol, Kelly Clarkson is one of the most popular artists of this era with total worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and 40 million singles.
· Clarkson is currently filming season three of her own multi-Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show, "The Kelly Clarkson Show," which has already been picked up for its fourth season. She also recently served as a coach on season 20 of NBC's multi-Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
· Clarkson has released nine studio albums ("Thankful," "Breakaway," "My December," "All I Ever Wanted," "Stronger," "Wrapped in Red," "Piece By Piece," "Meaning of Life," "When Christmas Comes Around... "), one greatest hits album and two children's books (New York Times Top 10 bestseller "River Rose and the Magical Lullaby" and recent follow-up "River Rose and the Magical Christmas").
· The Texas-born singer-songwriter first came to fame in 2002 as the winner of the inaugural season of "American Idol." Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This," followed and quickly went to #1 on Billboard's Hot 100, ultimately ranking as the year's best-selling single in the U.S. Further, Clarkson is one of pop's top singles artists, with 17 singles boasting multi-platinum, platinum and gold certifications around the world, including such global favorites as "Since U Been Gone," "Stronger," "Underneath the Tree," "Miss Independent" and "Because of You."
· She is the recipient of an array of awards, including Emmys in 2020 and 2021 for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host for "The Kelly Clarkson Show," three Grammys, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, two American Country Awards and one Country Music Assn. Award. She is also the first artist to top each of Billboard's pop, adult contemporary, country and dance charts.
· The hosting duo have both appeared on "The Voice" with Clarkson serving as a recurring coach and Snoop as a mega mentor for season 20.
· "American Song Contest" is executive produced by Audrey Morrissey, Anders Lenhoff, Christer Björkman, Peter Settman, Ola Melzig, Gregory Lipstone, Amanda Zucker and Kyra Thompson alongside Propagate's Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens. Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson also serve as executive producers.
· The series is produced by Propagate in association with Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group.
February 14, 2022 9:00am ET by NBCUniversal