One state has reigned musically supreme!

After representatives from all 50 states, 4 territories and Washington D.C. competed for an opportunity at songwriting supremacy, American Song Contest lastly picked a winner on the May 9 episode.

The festivities kicked off with performances from the present’s two hosts, Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg. Kelly carried out “Whole Lotta Woman,” which pays tribute to her Texas roots, and Snoop carried out “Who I Am? (What’s My Name).”

But then it was time to get all the way down to enterprise.

All ten finalists carried out their authentic songs one closing time—apart from Washington’s Allen Stone, who wasn’t capable of taking part because of “private causes”—in a final likelihood to seize votes from the juried panel and viewers at dwelling.

Voting was being tabulated in actual time all through the present.

Highlights included Grammy winner Michael Bolton representing his dwelling state of Connecticut along with his tune “Beautiful World,” former The Voice winner Jordan Smith repping for Kentucky along with his ballad “Sparrow” and Tennessee nation crooner Tyler Braden‘s efficiency of “Seventeen.”