How to watch American Song Contest online: Stream the Eurovision-inspired series from anywhere

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Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson host the American Song Contest, this new music competition inspired by Eurovision, in which 56 acts, each representing an American state or territory, compete for the title of the best original song. We’re beyond thrilled with this musical mix, and our guide below explains how you can watch American Song Contest online.

Launched in 1956, Eurovision asks each European country to nominate an act to represent them, with fans and industry experts then voting for their favorite song in the competition.

Similarly, American Song Contest will pit all 50 US states, territories including Puerto Rico, Guam and Washington DC, against each other in a national song, with each region represented by a solo artist, duo, band or DJ.

And, since the rules don’t preclude having a record deal, relative unknowns will be battling it out for the top spot against Grammy-winning artists like Macy Gray and Michael Bolton, in addition to Sisqó, the singer-songwriter behind “Thong Song” that will bring the heat for Maryland.

It may be bigger than the Super Bowl. So, get ready to scream and scream as we explain how to watch American Song Contest online and from anywhere below.

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How to watch American Song Contest online for FREE in the US

How to Watch American Song Contest Online Outside Your Country

Hiking in Europe or on a family vacation outside the United States? Chances are you will encounter geo-blocking restrictions when trying to access your local VOD service. This means that you will not be able to stream any episodes of the American Song Contest online through Sling or Peacock.

Fortunately, the best VPN – otherwise known as a Virtual Private Network – provides an easy solution. It changes your IP address to look like you are somewhere else. While this can be used for privacy, it can also be used to access your favorite streaming platform at home even when you are out of the country.

Use a VPN to watch American Song Contest online from anywhere

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How to Watch American Song Contest Online in Canada

How can I watch American Song Contest in the rest of the world?

In addition to Canada, several European countries will broadcast American Song Contest…and rightly so given the series’ legacy!

  • Austria and Germany – ServusTV (from March 29 at 10 p.m.)
  • Finland – Yle TV2 (from March 22)
  • Greece – ERT
  • Iceland – RÚV (from March 22)
  • Norway – NRK
  • Portugal – RTP
  • Serbia – RTS
  • Spain – RTVE Play
  • Sweden – SVT

Unfortunately, there is currently no word on UK or Australian release options. We’d hazard a guess that now that Peacock content is available for Sky TV and for Now customers (with the Entertainment pass), American Song Contest episodes should be available in the UK at some point.

Meanwhile, Peacock series tend to find a home on Australia’s Stan service, so keep an eye out here for the new reality competition if you’re located Down Under.

As we mentioned before, jet-setters will probably want to buy a VPN to follow the American Song Contest. That way, you’ll know if you’ve earned bragging rights by winning America’s Best Original Song!

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Who are the participants in this year’s American Song Contest?

An impressive 56 contestants will compete to win the best original song. In addition to this interactive list detailing each act and which state or territory they represent, here are some of the candidates who must participate:

Tenelle, American Samoa. Her 2017 album For the Lovers ranked high on the Billboard charts.

Riker Lynch, Colorado. Former Glee star whose music blurs the lines between rock, reggae, pop and more.

broderick jones, Kansas. Known for his smooth voice, he rose to popularity following his 2014 debut Cuddle and his performances garnered over 35 million streams.

broderick jones, Kansas. Known for his smooth voice, he rose to popularity following his 2014 debut Cuddle and his performances garnered over 35 million streams.

The crystal method, Nevada. The electronic music pioneer will represent Nevada.

Macy Gray, Ohio. The Grammy-winning artist is best known for her 1999 single “I Try,” and her album On How Life Is went triple platinum in the United States.

Brittany Pfantz, Louisiana. Mixing Louisiana swamp, rock, gospel and soul, his music is heady like the streets of New Orleans.

ENISA, New York. His sound combines contemporary soul pop with Middle Eastern flourishes. She is best known for her singles Burn This Bridge, Love Cycle and Count My Blessings.

Judd Hoos, South Dakota. An indie rock band from the Black Hills, whose single Breathe In ranked number 23 on iTunes’ New Rock Single Releases.

Michael Bolton, Connecticut. The singer-songwriter has sold over 75 million records and is known for hits like Soul Provider and his 1991 cover, When a Man Loves a Woman.

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