K-pop singer AleXa has won the very first American Song Contest, a spinoff of Eurovision.
AleXa beat nine other artists, including Grammy winner Michael Bolton.
This is the first time a K-pop artist has won a large scale audition show held in the United States.
NBC's American Song Contest is a music competition that premiered in March this year, and wrapped up its eight-week run on Monday, May 9th.
Hosted by Snoop Dogg and Kelly Clarkson, 56 artists from U.S. states and territories competed against each other to win the title of "Best Original Song."
The voting process was similar to that of the Eurovision Song Contest which combines professional jury points with public points to decide the winner.
AleXa represented her home state Oklahoma, and triumphed by receiving the highest score of 710 points with her song "Wonderland."
A song she had performed in South Korea only on Arirang TV's "Simply K-pop" show.
AleXa scored especially high in the public vote category and said it felt like her brain had "exploded" when she heard the results.
AleXa, whose full name is Alexandra Christine Schneiderman, is a K-pop singer based in South Korea.
Her music career began in 2016 when appearing on the online audition show "Rising Legends" and rose to fame in 2018 as a contestant of Mnet's "Produce 48."
Her first single, "Bomb," was released in 2019.
AleXa had said on multiple occasions that she wanted to show people in the U.S. what makes K-pop.
Jeong Eun-joo, Arirang News.