Las Marías Among the Latinx Acts Set to Compete on NBC’s “American Song Contest”

Las Marías are hoping they have the write stuff…

The Mexican American duo, comprised of twin sisters Maria Isabel Eguino and Maria Teresa Eguino, will represent Arizona in American Song Contest, the US version of the Eurovision Song Contest, which launches this month.

Las MariasLas Marias has already released multiple albums and accumulated a faithful following of fans online. 

The program will see all 50 U.S. states, five territories, and Washington, D.C. compete for the title of Best Original Song. The contest, set to take place between March 21 and May 9, will air on NBC. The show will be hosted by Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson.

Sweet Taboo, a dynamic Los Angeles-based Latina girl group consisting of singers Jen Torrejon, Sami Ramos and rapper ICP Bre, will represent California.

Ale Zabala will represent Florida, while Christian Pagán will compete for Puerto Rico.

The winner of the Contest’s Best Original Song will be decided by audience vote, with the grand final to air live on NBC on Monday 9 May – during the same week of the main European competition.

The contest will feature multiple stages, with three qualifying rounds before the semifinals.

The arrival of the show is a dream come true for executive producer Ben Silverman. He said in a statement: “I’ve spent 20 years trying to pursue this. I just love the format.”

He added: “When America is more fractionalized than ever and we are dealing with so many issues that divide us, the one [thing] that truly unites us is our culture.”

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