The Next Star season 3 premieres July 19 on YTV

From a media release:

Season 3 of YTV’s THE NEXT STAR Premieres July 19

After a cross-Canada search where over 4000 talented Canadian kids showed up to audition, Corus Entertainment’s YTV delivers its popular top-rated talent series The Next Star beginning on Monday, July 19 at 7 p.m. In its third season, families at home can once again join in to witness the entertaining journey unfold from audition process through to the live finale, which has been known to host stars like heartthrob Justin Bieber.

Produced by leading Toronto distributor and producer Tricon Films and Television in association with YTV, the first three episodes take place during the nationwide audition period and feature hopefuls aged 15 and under as they try to make it to the next round. Sixteen aspiring singers continue to participate in episodes four and five with six finalists chosen to be mentored throughout the remaining seven episodes. All six are challenged in every aspect of the biz from vocal exercises to participating in media interviews to perfecting a signature look. The six finalists will also record an original song that will be released on a compilation album. Only one of the six will become The Next Star and receive the grand prize package at the series’ finale on Sunday, September 26 at 7 p.m. live from Canada’s Wonderland.

Modelled after the previous two seasons, viewers will vote for their favourite performer via and text message. The finalist with the most viewer votes will become The Next Star and take home the coveted prize package which includes: Kool-Aid Jammers Ultimate Jam Space featuring an Apple Macbook and Pro Tools recording software, a distribution deal with Universal Music Canada for the winner’s two songs, and a Songwriter Deluxe Acoustic Guitar courtesy of Gibson Guitar.

Beginning on Monday, July 19 through to Monday, August 9, YTV is giving fans another chance at stardom with The Virtual Next Star. Eligible participants can log onto for a chance to be crowned The Virtual Next Star and win a trip to Toronto and two VIP tickets to the series’ live finale at Canada’s Wonderland on Sunday, September 26 at 7 p.m. ET. The prize includes: one round trip economy flight to Toronto for the winner and a parent or guardian, three nights standard accommodation and $500 CDN.

Once the series has launched on Monday, July 19 at 7 p.m., The Next Star website, found at, will once again be centre stage for audience interaction, full length episodes and the voting process. Beginning on Tuesday, August 10 until Sunday, September 26, as viewers cast their votes, they can be included in a draw to win the Kool-Aid Jammers Ultimate Jam Space featuring an Apple Macbook and Pro Tools recording software – everything one would need to have their own recording session at home.

Viewers will also be able to find show info, surf finalist pages, download extra content and watch exclusive behind the scenes footage on They can also join the community of fans through The Next Star message boards and sign up to receive a The Next Star newsletter which will feature breaking news and show developments. will also grant fans special VIP access to additional content online when they tune into the show and receive a special code. If fans think they’re the biggest Next Star fan, they can also login to participate in the Think You Know The Show Contest for a shot at a cash prize of $2,000 CDN.

About the mentors:

Award-winning singer, Suzie McNeil, performed her Olympic-inspired song “Believe” at the 2010 Olympics closing ceremonies. Hot on the heels of a Canadian tour with superstar, Colin James, she recently released her third album, Suzie McNeil – Live Acoustic. JUNO Award-winning composer and MuchMusic’s first VJ, Christopher Ward, has written a number of chart-topping singles including Black Velvet for Alannah Myles and most recently penned songs for Cirque du Soleil’s Banana Shpeel. It was Steve Cranwell’s 23 years of experience in music marketing that led to the newest chapter of his life, Executive Director of MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity.

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59 thoughts on “The Next Star season 3 premieres July 19 on YTV”

    1. hi im katrina and i want to be a star i have a good vioc and i love miley cyrus and justin bieber an i hope to meet them some day if i can affored it some day…

      1. i love the next star but if only i got the chance to go and show the judges my talent because deep down i know i have the voice and talent to become the next star but in order for that to happen i need to get all yeses from the judges i hope this goe well

      2. Ok so I’m there at contests and this is whta it says:”Audition online for your chance to become The Virtual Next Star. Vote for your favourite Top 6 Finalist. The winner gets a trip to Toronto to see the Finale, live, at Canada’s Wonderland.”And so yeah now what do we do???

  1. I like the show but I have a question and YTV never gives me a answer. Why do they want kids age 7-12 to even come out to audition when they only pick the 13(if lucky ) But always 14-15 year olds. why waste all these kids and parents time waiting for nothing ! Do yourselfs a favor and don’t bother if you under 13 it is just a waste of your time. That is what they want.


    1. they want to help boost kids self esteem and so they think they are good singers!!! and now in season 4 they have brought in a bunch of 12 and 13 year olds, and even a 9 year old! it makes the kids feel good about their talents.

  2. I agree with Bob I have never seen any young kids advance. So why do they even ask them to come out and wait all day. Some kids got sick in Toronto waiting for up to 10 -15 hours. That is just crazy, especially when you think it is a waste and I mean a complete waste of time if your under 13 year old!
    Send YTV a message to tell them to pick a younger person for the top 6 !!
    They are just using you kids and parents for their TV show!

    I bet there are 1000’s of parents wondering about this and just what is going on!


    1. no they are not! if they let a 9 year old in then they would let anyone in. the kids are only trying to fufill their dreams of becoming a star by even entering that show

  3. Yes I was reading above statements and can not agree more. We waited for hours and hours only to be let go. Cassie is 9 and has come 3 times. We noticed this more so will not be back ever again. Hope to pass this on to other parents to be advised you are wishing on nothing and have absolutely no Chance to be picked if your kid is 13 or under.
    Repeat do not wast your time if your under 13!!!!
    They only want 14-15 kids even if they have no talent!


    1. what is wrong with you people! they want kids to come out and try somthing new and follow their dreams. Kids at home who read this, go out for the next star if you want to because it is a great oppourtunity and a great learning expeirience.

  4. adomo is a smoker! He smelt like a ashtray when he talked to me in the lineup in Edmonton. Later I saw him puffing away. Not a very good role model ! and yes I agree with the 13 and under thing above. Do not waste your time ! you will never ever make it to the top 6 no matter how good you are ! They only want 14-15 year olds


  5. Bob/David/Kathy/Don, I can tell you’re the same person from the IP address. Cut it out or I’ll delete your comments.

  6. Ok so bob or watever your name is I know a kid who is like 10 or 11 who made it and he has some talent!!! so shutup and kids under 12, if you have talent you’re not wasting your time!!!

  7. i love the next star i want to be on the show and i am a good singer but i do not know where to sign up

  8. I waqnt to sign up next year but my dad won’t let me unless u people go to grande prairie Alberta can u people go there please

  9. so i want to sign up but my dad won’t let me enless you people go to grande prairie alberta for the next star next year can u right back

  10. hi im isabella and i think all of them are sooooo good at singing but only one can will thats sad but its okay i would so wanna be in it but im to scared to preform ill just sing sing sing mabey ill get in

  11. i want to go on but my dad will not let me enlessyou guys go down to grande prairie alberta will u ppppppppppppppppppppppplllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  12. vote for victoria she is the best gooooooooooooooooooooooooooogoooooooooooooooooogooooooooooooooooooooo victoria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz vote for her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. i also noticed that they only choose the people over 12…….that sucks…… 12……..i say give us a chance!!!

    1. Heyy yeah im 12 too but my friend kelsey is going on the next star and she should get on sher has an amazing voice!!!!

  14. k i am the most talented singer in my school everyone says i should go on the next star(or canada’s got talent crazy right) soo i was wondering if some one could tell me how to sigh up cuz im completly lost and i really wanna share my talent even if i cant sign up this year could someone explain to be how to sign upp for season 4 plz it would be really help full :D

  15. hi my name is ethan
    november 15th, 2010 at 7 45 pm

    hi the next star i love, your gisis singing. branden, momosa, dieago, isabell, madey and victorea, all do suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper good job ps me and my
    mom woch it everey year.

  16. I want to audition but I’m worried that if I make it I won’t be able to go because of my siblings because we cant leave them home alone can more than you and your gardian be at the Toronto house?

  17. i love the next sta5r but i wish that mamozas wined or the rest of the girls but you are all awsome tooo me that is what i think in my perspective plaese reply bake thank you so much and i have another qustion and that is how do you sign up ok thank you i will talk to you later ttyl piess reply THANK YOU!!!!

  18. i trealyty wont too go on the next soo much i loveit it is the best shoew in the world it is the best show i saw i love too sing and i think that i am good at it i love it i wish i can go very soon i love too sing i am just in baris i love too sding and i want to go soooooosoooosoooosssooooossosoosososossoossssssssssooooooosssssoooossssoosoosoosooosssoosooso much it is the best LOVE IT SOOOOOO MUCH AND I WANT EVERY ONE TOO KNOW THAT TAHT IM LOVE THAT SHOW AND THAT I WANT TOO WIN THAT COMPITTION SOOOOO MUCH I LOVE TOO SING PLESSS THE PEEPS IN THE NEXT STAR REPLT I LOVE YOU GUESS AND I LOOOOOOOOVE TO SING IT IS MY LIFE AND THAT SHOW IS MY LIFE TOO I WISH I CAQN GET THIS OPPERTOONITEY AND IO HOPE THAT I CAN LIVE MY DREAM nad it is too sing i love this oppertoonitey this can be mty life i wish i can take it i just hope that my WISH CAN COME TRUE AND THAT YOURS CAN COME TRUE AND I ALSO HOPE THAT YOU CAN LIVE YOU8R DREAM I JUST HOPE NA D ALSO MINE

  19. My friend Kelsey B might be on she is really good at singing she might be singing Rolling in the Deep by Adele and I Believe by Niki

  20. hi i love song and the next star looks cool and i am 10 and my name is kiara and my dad is a sang r and i sing with my dad and my mom

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