Idaho Hopeful on New NBC Talent Show Raised North of Twin Falls

A musician from Idaho has done the final cut and is appearing in a new NBC reality show that will feature talented and unknown singers and performers from across the United States. The show, which kicked off Monday night (March 21) and is hosted by Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dog, features 56 contestants vying for “Best Original Song in the Country”.

The American Song Contest kicked off its first season Monday night with a series of qualifying performances. Fifty-six of the country’s most talented singers and songwriters will compete over the next few weeks. One of the contestants, Andrew Sheppard, is a popular musician who performed throughout southern Idaho and grew up in Hailey. He currently lives in Boise.

Sheppard has numerous YouTube videos that have garnered thousands of fans across the state, and now he will have the opportunity to show off his skills to a national audience. The Idaho native has been performing live to area crowds since 2009, and his music is described as “rock from the heart,” according to his NBC biography page.

To discover a preview of the new reality TV show, broadcast on 6 p.m. (MT) on Monday, click here. Viewers can vote for their favorite artists in the same style as other talent shows like american idolby voting online.

We wish Andrew Sheppard the best of luck in his quest for the “best original song” in the country. Be sure to support a fellow Idaho and vote for them when you have the chance.

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