After eight weeks of performances from artists hailing from all 50 states, Washington D.C. and 6 U.S. territories, a K-Pop singer from Oklahoma is the winner of the inaugural season of American Song Contest!
25-year-old AleXa, who represents her home state of Oklahoma, performed her winning song "Wonderland" on the very first episode of the reality series, and from the get-go wowed both the show’s jury and the audience.
She was a little nervous going into Monday’s Grand Final as Washington State’s Allen Stone (who did not perform live last night for “personal reasons”) won the jury’s vote with 105 points for his song “A Little Bit of Both.” They only awarded AleXa’s song “Wonderland” 60 points which put it in 5th place, but the audience came through for her big time.
The fan vote gave her 656 points which when combined with the jury gave her a total of 710 points, good for first place. No other contestant was able to overtake her lead, so she was crowned the winner at the end of the show.
AleXa wins the golden microphone for best original song and gets to perform at this year’s Billboard Music Awards this Sunday, May 15th. iHeartRadio has also promised to play her winning song all summer long!