This week, the 12 contestants in Billboard NXT – a first-of-its-kind singing competition from Billboard and Samsung Galaxy, designed to discover the next great unsigned artist – were tasked with not one but two unique challenges to show off their singular skills.
Using their Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, a phone that helps users capture moments and express themselves, the contestants were instructed to belt out their best high notes, as well as show off slow mo dance moves. After weeks of showing off their show-stopping singing abilities, this latest challenge also provided the contestants’ choreography a chance to shine, giving each artist their own unique performance showcase.
The 12 contestants in Billboard NXT are being ranked weekly on a custom Billboard chart, with the three top artists becoming finalists and being paired with one of three superstar celebrity mentors: Charli XCX, Anitta and Todrick Hall. Each finalist will perform at the competition’s Grand Finale, a livestreamed event on Billboard.com, and the winner will receive a Billboard cover, a music video, studio time to record a first single and tickets to the Billboard Music Awards.