Wisconsin musician takes part in NBC’s “American Song Contest” on Monday

Wisconsinites will have a local singer to cheer on at NBC’s “American Song Contest” on Monday night.

Jake’O is originally from Loreto Ridge, Ohio, but lives in Plain, Wisconsin. Plain is in Sauk County.

He is a singer, guitarist, performer and artist. He combines vintage sounds with a futuristic touch and fuses rock, pop and R&B into his music. He coined the term “Nuvo-Retro” to describe his unique sound.

NBC says Jake’O has built a reputation in Wisconsin using his soulful vibrato vocals, reverberating guitar and electric directing.

According to his website, Jake’O “exudes the ‘It Factor’ aura. When people attend his shows, they shockingly refer to him as a modern-day Elvis, with musical lineages ranging from Chuck Berry, Prince and Bruno Mars. There’s a duality about Jake’O: he preserves the past but pushes back the current norm, is family-friendly but subliminally provocative, means business but is self-effacing.”

Jake’O said he was thrilled to make his Wisconsin friends and family proud on the national stage.

American Song Contest is a new reality TV show that will feature artists from all 50 states from different genres. Artists will compete for America’s votes in an eight-week lie-in event until a winner is crowned. The show is hosted by Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson.

The show begins at 7 p.m. Monday night on NBC. Click here for more information.

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