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Snoop Dogg, Kelly Clarkson Announced As Hosts Of Eurovision-Inspired “American Song Contest,” Premiering March 21

A high-profile spot ran during Sunday’s Super Bowl.

AMERICAN SONG CONTEST— Season: 1 -- Pictured: Kelly Clarkson, Snoop Dogg -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/Dave Bjerke/NBC)

Across a Super Bowl commercial and an official press release, NBC has revealed the hosts of the upcoming “American Song Contest.”

Those hosts are Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson.

Essentially an American take on the iconic “Eurovision Song Contest,” the new series will premiere from 8-10PM ET/PT on Monday, March 21. The show will run for eight weeks, with the Grand Final airing on May 9.

“‘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,” says NBC. “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.”

Featuring 56 artists, the competition will span Qualifying Rounds, Semi-Finals, and the Grand Final.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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