Musically, one state reigns supreme

Following the competition, representatives of all 50 states, 4 territories, and Washington D.C. vied for the songwriting crown. American Song Contest finally picked a winner on the May 9 episode. 

The show’s hosts performed for the audience. Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg. Kelly performed “Whole Lotta Woman,” which pays tribute to her Texas roots, Snoop performed “Who I Am? “What’s my name?”

It was now time to get to work.

All ten finalists performed their original songs one final time—except for Washington’s Allen Stone, who wasn’t able to participate due to “personal reasons”—in a last chance to grab votes from the juried panel and viewers at home.

Voting was being tabulated in real time throughout the show.

Some highlights include the Grammy Winner Michael BoltonWith his song “Beautiful World,” he represented Connecticut, his former home state. The Voice winner Jordan SmithRep for Kentucky with “Sparrow”, his ballad, and Tennessee’s country crooner Tyler BradenPerformance of Seventeen by.