‘American Song Contest’: Veteran singer Michael Bolton steals the show, viewers say ‘not fair’


Michael Bolton was one of the big names touted to do well on ‘American Song Contest’ and it’s safe to say the man representing Connecticut didn’t disappoint as his ‘Beautiful World’ sent fans excited. Bolton’s was the sixth performance of the night and after what was declared ho-hum and average acts, the veteran singer’s act was refreshing for fans. Hosts Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson all praised Bolton, as did Twitterati.

Bolton originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, but this fluid single showed off his smooth transition to a new beat. “Yeah, a good old emotive Eurovision-style classic set there for Michael Bolton’s song The Moody Silhouette? The Rise of the Lights? The Choir? The Pyro? All the Features Imagine if THAT didn’t qualify. ..!” wrote one of the fans. “Michael Bolton showing the kids how to do it. #CT #AmericanSongContest @nbc,” another posted.


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“If I went on a show and Michael Bolton was my contestant I would just die #AmericanSongContest,” one of the tweets read. “Michael Bolton the old man can still sing a tune. A good song. #AmericanSongContest,” one tweet read. “Michael Bolton did not disappoint. Every other member of this band is like…is that fair?! #AmericanSongContest,” another added. State love was there to see. “Ah Michael Bolton from Connecticut, loved you then, #AmericanSongContest bring it home for us,” one fan remarked.

“Oooh, 80s drum track! Not great for the rest of the competition… but yeah, it’s a really good song Michael Bolton. #AmericanSongContest,” one tweet read. “Oh no it’s like a legit Eurovision song – Michael Bolton got the mission #AmericanSongContest,” one fan remarked. The applause continued. “If you don’t vote Michael Bolton, it’s on sight. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE #AmericanSongContest,” one comment read.

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“American Song Contest” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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