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NBC’s music show that doesn’t focus on singers but songwriters returned Monday night. “Songland” debuted with his first guest country music group, Lady Antebellum.

Each episode of “Songland” gives aspiring songwriters a chance to work on their lyrics with a team of highly credited industry professionals: Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, songwriter and music producer Shane McAnally and Ester Dean who has worked with artists like Rihanna and Katy Perry, Signposted display panel.

The four aspiring songwriters, Steven Battey, Ryan Innes, Tim Halperin and Madeline Merlo, then presented their song to musical guest of the week: Lady Antebellum.

So who did Lady Antebellum pick as the winner of the Season 2 premiere?

Madeline Merlo was the lucky woman with her song, “Champagne Night”, which performed it in front of a horny Lady Antebellum, singing and rocking to the lyrics.

For those who missed the episode, you can listen to Lady Antebellum’s own recording of the song, “Champagne Night” by Madeline Merlo.

Merlo is a Canadian country singer and songwriter who had already started making a name for herself in the music industry before her victory at “Songland”. She released her debut album, “Free Soul” in 2016, but said her time on the show working with McAnally improved her writing skills.

“Songland has been such a rewarding experience as a writer, and I have learned so much from my coach,” she said. told the American songwriter. “I feel like I came out of this experience as a better writer.”

The other songwriters from the first episode also performed their workshop songs at Lady Antebellum. Halperin worked with Tedder and performed his original song “Losing You”, while Innes also worked with Tedder to perform “Long Way Home”. Battey performed his original song, “Feels Good to Me,” but in the end it was 26-year-old Merlo who took the win.

The second episode of Season 2 of “Songland” will air on April 20.

“Songland,” starring Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean, Shane McAnally, returns for Season 2. Photo: Trae Patton / NBC


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