NBC’s American Song Contest is a new show that puts all 50 states, five US territories and Washington, DC head to head in a competition to find the country’s Best Original Song. Ni/Co, the singer/songwriter duo representing Alabama, officially made it to the top 10. Read on to find out how you can help them win it all.
How it works
In case you’re unfamiliar with the show, let’s get you caught up with the basics. American Song Contest is inspired by the worldwide phenomenon Eurovision Song Contest, which produced superstar group ABBA in 1974 and, more recently, popular band Måneskin.
The show features a solo artist, duo, DJ or band from each location. They each perform a new, original song celebrating the different styles and genres across the country in front of a live audience.
We’ve been through qualifying rounds and the semi-finals thus far, and the ultimate grand finale premieres tonight, where one state or territory will be crowned victorious.
Alabama, represented by pop duo Ni/Co, made it to the top 10.
Meet our Alabama reps
With over 40 million views on YouTube, this is far from the first time in the spotlight for Ni/Co. With roots in Montgomery, Dani Brillhart and Colton Jones are sharing their original song The Difference to win over America’s votes.
Their onstage chemistry is undeniable, partly due to the fact that they’re a couple IRL. They wrote their original song during the pandemic. When it got picked up by the show, they changed the lyrics to be more universal.
According to the Montgomery Advertiser, Colton (whose mom was an assistant features editor for the publication) and Dani met during a songwriting session and have been performing across the country together ever since.
The duo said regardless of the outcome of tonight’s episode, they plan on making plenty of music in the future.
Vote for Ni/Co
On the Monday, May 9 episode at 7PM, Ni/Co will be performing their original song live one last time to win the most votes in the grand finale.
Voting is open NOW until 8:30PM, so go cast your vote before it’s too late! The winner of American Song Contest will be announced live at the end of the episode.
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