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K-pop soloist AleXa announces dates for US tour

  • K-pop soloist AleXa has revealed new information about her upcoming U.S. tour.
  • The ZB label artist will travel to eight stops, starting with Jersey City, New Jersey, on Oct. 18 and concluding in Los Angeles on Oct. 30, with a stop in her home state of Oklahoma along the way.
  • Earlier this year, AleXa won the inaugural season of the "Eurovision"-inspired competition “American Song Contest” hosted by Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dog. 
  • She debuted as a soloist in 2019 with the track “Bomb” and gained popularity after winning Soompi’s “Rising Legends” contest in 2016 and competing on Mnet’s “Produce 48” in 2018. 

Oklahoma-born K-pop soloist AleXa is set to perform in her home state and seven other stops on her upcoming U.S. tour. 

The ZB label artist will start in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Oct. 18 before venturing to Puerto Rico on Oct. 20, Atlanta on Oct. 22, Chicago on Oct. 23, Oklahoma City on Oct. 25, Houston on Oct. 27, San Francisco on Oct. 28 and Los Angeles on Oct. 30.

Oklahoma K-pop star AleXa crowned the winner of inaugural ‘American Song Contest’

  • K-pop idol AleXa is the first crowned winner of the “Eurovision”-inspired competition show “American Song Contest,” co-hosted by Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg.
  • The show’s contestants each represented a U.S. state or territory and performed an original song for the title of America’s Best Song. 
  • AleXa, representing Oklahoma, was initially in fifth place after only amassing 60 points, but public voting soared her to victory for a total of 710. 
  • Fellow K-pop artists including Mamamoo, Eric Nam, Golden Child and Kard supported the 25-year-old artist with their votes and congratulations. 
  • As the winner, AleXa will have the opportunity to perform at the Billboard Music Awards on May 15 and will also have her original track “Wonderland” played on iHeartRadio.      

K-pop soloist AleXa won the inaugural crown of NBC’s “Eurovision”-inspired singing competition show “American Song Contest.”

In a recent interview with NextShark prior to her finale performance, the 25-year-old shared her experience of being in the competition and what winning would mean to her. 

‘American Song Contest’ grand finale: K-pop idol AleXa wants to show ‘what America has to offer’

When one thinks of K-pop, a particular image might come to mind – an artist born and raised in Korea or someone scouted internationally in a neighboring east Asian country who goes on to train at a major label for a forthcoming debut in the next big group.

Then there is AleXa, born Alexaundra Christine Schneiderman – a K-pop idol born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to a Russian American father and Korean American adoptee mother. Before her debut as AleXa in 2019, she had never lived in Korea or spoken fluent Korean.

Filipino-American Brothers Transform Amazon’s Alexa into Filipina Auntie ‘Tita’ in Video

Los Angeles, California-based Filipino-American brothers Kevin (nicknamed Frost) and Ken Francisco, are now going viral after sharing the parody video of Amazon’s Alexa, who they call “Tita,” the Filipino word for aunt or more generally used to address older women. 

The clip, which was posted on Facebook on Saturday, Oct. 20, is a comedy video parody of Alexa, Amazon’s speaker virtual assistant similar to Apple’s Siri.