There's a new talent competition show, based on Europe's wildly popular Eurovision competition. 56 competitors from each state and U.S. territory will compete over eight weeks.

One of the 56 acts on American Song will be voted as having the Best Original Song and winning it all. What exactly the Grand Prize is, is pretty vague, aside from 'Fame & Fortune.' Also, Michael Bolton and Jewel are among existing stars that will be competing. That doesn't sound fair, but I'm not in charge.

I heard about this show, and how all states are represented, and had to find out who Colorado's competitor is. His name is Riker Lynch.

Riker, 31, is a singer/actor/dancer/entertainer who grew up in Littleton. He has over 900,000 followers on Instagram (not Kardashian numbers, but not bad.) he also has over 46,000 followers on TikTok, which will be a part of the voting/show.

He's one of five children, all of whom have the first initial "R." They had their own band, R5, for a while, but Riker moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting/dancing where he was a part of the show "Glee.'

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Any Other Talented People in the Family?

Yes. Riker's second-cousins are Derek and Julianne Hough. Speaking of dancing, Riker has been on  "Dancing With The Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance."

He does have his own band now, Riker and the Beachcombers, which have over 140,000 YouTube subscribers:

Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson are the hosts of the weekly show that will air 2-hour episodes on Monday nights through May 9.

Good Luck, Riker!

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