‘American Song Contest’: who is Jonah Prill? Montana singer moves from TikTok to the Snoop Dogg show
Jonah Prill will be one of the Week 2 contestants of NBC’s hit show, “American Song Contest.” The Montana man will perform his new track, ‘Fire it Up’ on the ‘Eurovision’ song contest spin-off which boasts Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson as hosts. The reality shows feature musicians from every state in the United States pitting them against each other, with one of the contestants making the semi-final at the end of the episode.
Before getting to know Prill a bit more, here’s a little recap of the past week. Of the ten contestants that included Michael Bolton, Hueston’s final act from the island of Rhodes was the one that stunned the audience. The final result: He qualified for the semi-finals by jury vote. And all of Twitter agreed with the decision. He performed “Held on Too Long,” something even host Snoop Dogg said he was almost in tears after hearing that moving track.
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Who is Jonas Prill?
Prill will represent Montana and he will face many big names, with Grammy Award winner Macy Gray being one of the contenders. In an interview with the Billings Gazette, the country singer said he was aware of the level of competition he faced. “All of these artists are so good,” he told the outlet, “I really believe this is the (‘Fire it Up’) song of the summer. It’s this perfect middle ground of this kind of cruising, but it’s also one of those songs that literally sets you on fire and you just feel the vibe and the energy. The 24-year-old calls it a “country masterpiece “.
Music has been an integral part of Prill’s life and the singer, a self-proclaimed “weird kid” according to the Gazette, would sit around reading books on songwriting. He added that George Strait was his biggest influence as a musician. “. It has this staple of what good music is. And that’s what I try to convey. Good music.” Much of his fame came from TikTok when he opened an account just on impulse. The viral effect has been such that he currently has 800,000 followers on TikTok, including 140,000 on Instagram.
Competitors this week include – Broderick Jones (Kansas), Jordan Smith (Kentucky), King Kyote (Maine), Jocelyn (Nebraska), Enisa (NY), Chloe Fredericks (North Dakota), Macy Gray (Ohio) , Cruz Rock (US Virgin Islands), Almira Zuky (Virginia) and Courtship (Oregon).
“America’s Song Contest” airs on NBC on Monday, March 28 from 7-9 p.m. ET.