Bolton is Back Representing Connecticut on NBC’s ‘American Song Contest’
If you've ever asked yourself the question, 'what ever happened to Michael Bolton?' Well now you have an answer.
The Connecticut singer was just seen Monday night on the new NBC show, "American Song Contest" and he was actually representing the Nutmeg state.
If you missed the premiere episode, according to newstimes.com, the “American Song Contest,” is hosted by Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson, and is kind of a variation on the long-running Eurovision Song Contest. Eurovision is known for jumpstarting the careers of ABBA, Celine Dion and many more. Unlike Eurovision, which features songs from dozens of different countries, “American Song Contest” has contestants from every U.S. state and territory, plus Washington D.C.
During his appearance Bolton, who now calls Westport, Connecticut home, had a ton of local support while performing his song "Beautiful World". Not only did the audience give him a standing ovation when he finished the song, but he also had family members watching and cheering him on from his home.
Here's a look at Bolton's performance from "American Song Contest" from Monday nights show.
In a pre-recorded intro for the singer, he recalled his early days in Connecticut playing at places like Toads, signing his first record deal at just 16 years old, and not having that first break through hit until he was 34. He also gave a shout out to Sally's Apizza in New Haven, a town where he had lived growing up, which according to Bolton, still has his first multi-platinum album "Soul Provider" hanging up in the restaurant.
"American Song Contest" airs Monday nights from 8 PM until 10 PM on NBC.
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