American Song Contest is superior to American Idol and America's Got Talent, but its ratings were a disaster
NBC's answer to Eurovision, which aired its finale last night, "has a tremendous amount of talent, both in front of the camera and behind it. I like it so much better than American Idol, and it’s eons better than NBC’s own America’s Got Talent, which has just become excruciating to watch," says Andy Dehnart, adding that hosts Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg "deserve Emmys for their unpretentious and perfectly calibrated interaction." But the ratings were terrible, thanks in part to its generic name and going up against American Idol. "Why split the audience for live singing competitions?" he asks.
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