On Monday, NBC premiere its newest live entertainment event, American Song Contest
. The series is based on Eurovision Song Contest
. The series will feature original live musical performance from across the country, featuring both new talent and legendary icons, in different styles and genres. Both solo artists and groups will be featured.
The competition is host by Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg.
Recently, Clarkson, along with executive producers Audrey Morrissey, Ben Silverman, Anders Lenhoff, and Christer Björkman took part in a Zoom conference to discuss the competition series.
Clarkson has previously worked with Snoop Dogg on The Voice
and was happy to get to work together once again. “I love Snoop,” said Clarkson. “I loved working with him on The Voice
. We worked really well together, and the thing I loved most about him is that he really took his time listening and kind of taking it in, each performance because, honestly, you only see the edited version on TV, but we are actually there...We were there for hours, and he still took the time to really invest. He really cared, and he gave really solid feedback. He was into it, and you can really tell, and America can tell...While we are from, like, different areas, we both really love people succeeding. We both really love watching people nail it. We both really love supporting other artists, and he's just fun to work with. So, I know we might seem like the odd couple, but we get along well."