Songland Season 3: Release date, Cast, and Plot

If you’re a fan of music and reality-based shows, look no further because Songland is just about the right series for you and if you have already watched the previous seasons and come to dig out for more details, you’re in the right location. Songland is such an incredible show and who would want to miss out on this right?

To put it, Songland is an American songwriting contest series that was launched on NBC on May 28, 2019, and ended on September 11, 2019. The show is co-produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio, Live Animal Productions, 222 Productions, and Dave Stewart. 

Songland gives an opportunity or platform for hidden songwriters to create a hit song. It enables the spectators a glance at the ingenious procedure in action. Competitors are chosen to collaborate with producers and a well-known artist to compose a song. The show attempts to heighten the conventional part of the songwriting in the process of composing music from “unpleasant secret” to being the distinguished “magic ingredient”.

The show is created by David A. Stewart, who is also a musician and a composer previously of Eurythmics and the show’s director is Ivan Dudnysky. Meanwhile, Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean, and Shane McAnally serve as the producers and also co-hosts the show.

Songland All About The Series

Genre Reality competition
Created by David A. Stewart
Directed by Ivan Dudynsky
Starring Ester Dean

Shane McAnally

Ryan Tedder

Composer Jared Gutstadt
Country of origin United States
Original language English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 21
Executive producers Audrey Morrissey

Ivan Dudynsky

Adam Levine

Dave Stewart

Chad Hines

Running time 43 minutes
Production companies Universal Television Alternative Studio

222 Productions

Live Animals Productions

Dave Stewart Entertainment

Original network NBC
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release May 28, 2019 –

June 15, 2020

Release Date of Songland season 3: When is it?

The first season was released on May 28, 2019, comprising 11 episodes which was a huge hit among the audience. The debut episode managed to obtain over 6 million viewers. But steadily it saw a decline in viewership with more episodes. However, the good part is, it constantly had more or less 4 million viewers. With such a successful show, the creators greenlit the show for a second instalment. 

The second season was released on April 13, 2020, and wrapped on June 15, 2020, with a total of 10 episodes. It’s been more than a year since we last saw the show on the screens and fans have been earnestly waiting for the third season although NBC is still yet to renew the third instalment but considering the popularity of the show, we’re optimistic about the show’s future. If we’re lucky, the third installment may likely arrive sometime in 2022.

The Cast of Songland Season 3: Who are the contestants?

The showmakers are yet to renew the series for a third instalment as a result, the names of the contestants are not known at the moment. But once the auditions begin and get it over with, we’ll update this section and include the names of the competitors. Nonetheless, our three super talented hosts and producers are highly expected to return in the much-awaited third season of Songland including-

  • Ester Dean- a gifted songwriter and producer and a Grammy nominated artist.
  • Ryan Tedder- the lead singer of the boy band One Republic, a Grammy Award winner and a competent producer.
  • Shane McAnally- a superb songwriter and a Grammy award winner.

List of songs premiered on Songland

Episode Song Performer Songwriter
1.1 “We Need Love” John Legend Tebby Burrows
“Lookin’ Up” Max Embers
“Something New” Ollie Gabriel
1.2 “Be Nice” The Black Eyed Peas feat. Snoop Dogg Adam Friedman
“Boxes” The Black Eyed Peas Josh Logan
“Invincible” The Black Eyed Peas Charisma
“Oh Lord” Ray Goren
1.3 “Better Luck Next Time” Kelsea Ballerini Darius Coleman
“Lying (Next to You)” Jack Newsome
“Crush” Daniel Feels & Annie Schindel Daniel Feels
“Easy” Jess Jocoy
1.4 “Greenlight” Jonas Brothers Able Heart
“Do You Think of Me?” Remmi
“Crowded Places” Rynn
1.5 “Hurt Me” Meghan Trainor Kole
“We Got Us” Brandin Jay
“Alone” Josh Wood
“All Over Again” Zachary Kale
1.6 “Getting Started” Aloe Blacc feat. JID Kyle Williams
“Same Blood” Aloe Blacc Steve Fee
“Chosen” Afika
“Hero” TVTE
1.7 “Shadow” Macklemore feat. Iro Iro
“Judgements” Casey Cook
“It Could’ve Been You” Chris Jobe
1.8 “Young” Old Dominion Katelyn Tarver
“Journey” Jake Scott
“Take a Ride” MACI
1.9 “Solo Quiero (Somebody to Love)” Leona Lewis, Cali y El Dandee & Juan Magán Rozee
“Perfect Skin” Olivia Lane
“When You Fall In Love” Rafferty
“Ugliest Love” Annabel Lee
1.10 “Bad Habit” Zach Sorgen
“Pill for This” Sam DeRosa
1.11 “Somebody to Love” OneRepublic JT Roach
“Be Somebody” Brigetta
“Darkest Days” MADI
“Giving You Up” Tyler James Bellinger
2.1 “Champagne Night” Lady Antebellum Madeline Merlo
“Long Way Home” Todd Tilghman Ryan Innes
“Losing You” Tim Halperin
2.2 “Sway” Luis Fonsi Pipobeats
“Lost in Translation” Dyson
“I Don’t Want to Know” Lauren Martinez
“What If” Corii feat. Bruce Wiegner Corii
2.3 “Wrong Places” H.E.R. Raquel Castro
“Scary” Axel Mansoor
“How Could You Not Know?” Jocelyn Alice
2.4 “Girls Like Me” Martina McBride Halie
“Hero” CKAY
“We Can Be Heroes” Jeffrey James
2.5 “Give It to You” Julia Michaels Keegan Bost
“Sad Girls” Jenna Lotti
“Numb” Dan Burke
2.6 “Second Guessing” Florida Georgia Line Griffen Palmer
“Lean On” Shawn Austin
“What You’re Puttin’ Down” Lukr
2.7 “Love Struck” Boyz II Men ChrisLee
“Bad Things” Boyz II Men Zak Waters
“What If It’s Love” Boyz II Men Juan & Lisa Winans
2.8 “Miracle” & “Bones” Bebe Rexha Greg Scott & Anna Graceman
“Sideline” Josh Vida
2.9 “Everything I Did to Get to You” Ben Platt David Davis
“Ghost” Kylie Rothfield
“Fool’s Gold” Caroline Kole
2.10 “California” Usher feat. Tyga Ryan Cam
“No Cap (Missing You)” Miranda Glory
“Personal” David Wade
“Billions” Fatherdude

The Plot of Songland Season 3: What do you think is going to happen?

Reality shows such as Songland are difficult to predict and since the show hasn’t been renewed there is no word from the show creators. But it’s likely that if a third season happens it will follow the same format as the previous seasons.

With that said, in the past NBC provided a statement just before the launch of Songland and as per NBC, Songland “will provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity for talented up-and-coming songwriters to be exposed to and mentored by three music producers per episode who are responsible for today’s biggest hits.” Sounds very intriguing.

“Songwriters shape the anthems and tell the stories of each generation, and now we’re pulling back the curtain on the collaborative process and opening the door for new talent to emerge,” Meredith Ahr, president of Universal Television Alternative Studio added via Variety. “While filming our first episode, the excitement was palpable as we witnessed the creative direction of our panelists transform and elevate the music right before our eyes. Without a doubt, Songland will inspire music lovers and give us all a greater appreciation for the songs we love.”

So there you go. Don’t forget to come back for more as we’ll be updating this post over time with all the latest information. 

Is Songland Season 4 coming back?

NCB is yet to confirm the release date of the series!

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