Kelly Clarkson’s new NBC show American Song Contest will premiere on NBC on Monday, March 21, and she will co-host the show with Snoop Dogg.
Promoting the show during a press junket, Kelly was asked whether she would be singing on the show. She responded, “Oh, well, I don’t think this is about me this time around. I perform five days a week on television if you want to see a song. I’m second-guessing that idea, by the way, from my talk show.”
Clarkson added, “I perform quite a bit but, this, probably not because this isn’t about me. This is about all of these other artists. And even when I’m on The Voice or whatever, I always try to make it about the artist that I’m with because I’m lucky. I’m so blessed. I’ve had my moment, right? I don’t need that. I don’t even want that. I like lifting up other artists.”
The new series will see live original musical performances representing all 50 states over the eight-week contest to win the country’s vote for the latest best hit song.
Kelly loves the concept. She said, “That’s going to be so cool too, everybody seeing different parts of the country they’ve never been to, ‘Oh my God. It’s so exciting.'”