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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.