- Jun 16, 2004
The program will consist of five "heats" of 10 states each competing for four spots that will advance to the next round. The 20 remaining states will compete in two semifinals, with five states in each semifinal qualifying for the Grand Finals. The 10 finalists will battle for the American Song Contest trophy.
The format has since been expanded to include all 50 states, five U.S. territories, and Washington, D.C., the national capital and a federal district of the United States. The participating territories are American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each representative will perform an original song in a live television program broadcast across the country. Acts can consist of solo artists, duos, bands or a DJ. The winning act will be determined through fan votes and "a jury of music industry professionals," earning the title of Best Original Song
This is set to air in Spring 2022. Flo Rida has expressed an interest to represent Florida. What do we predict?