“Songland” winner Greg Scott is baffled and justifiably upset the Jonas Brothers’ new track is replacing his song as NBC’s Olympics anthem … but even worse, he says he’s heard nothing but crickets from the Peacock.
We got the season 2 “Songland” winner Friday outside Mastro’s in Bev Hills, and wanted to get some clarification on why his song “Miracle” — the track that won NBC’s songwriting competition show — got shelved in favor of the Jo Bros.’ “Remember This.”
In short, Greg’s confused about the ordeal and adds nobody at NBC has reached out to clear it up. In fact, he says he found out about the ‘ol switcheroo on Twitter. Oof.
ICYMI … “Miracle” was selected by Bebe Rexha as the winner of the series back in April 2020. Bebe said she would cover the track and it would then be used to promote the summer Olympics on the network. It should be noted, the episode was taped before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the 2020 Games to be postponed.
Clearly, Greg was under the impression the song would still be used to promote the Games in 2021, and NBC suggested as much when “Miracle” was used in a commercial confirming the games were pushed to 2021.
Fast forward to now … Greg says he’s bummed because the promotion could have been a life-changing achievement.
We asked if he thinks it’s a coincidence the J Bros. track emerged as the chosen anthem last month … and one month after NBC announced a new competition series featuring the brothers.
Greg has strong feelings about that, and while he isn’t shading the Jonases — he does wish the network stuck to what he’d been told.
We’ve reached out to NBC, but, so far no word back.