From a media release:
COVER ME CANADA FANS VOTE TO KEEP GEORGIA MURRAY SAFE FROM ELIMINATION
CBC’s new live weekly musical competition series, COVER ME CANADA, announced that Georgia Murray, who covered Corey Hart’s Sunglasses At Night, was safe from elimination by the judges in tonight’s episode. Canadian audiences determine which artist is safe after the results of the online voting and social media engagement for each band is tallied. At the conclusion of tonight’s show the COVER ME CANADA judges Jordan Knight (New Kids On The Block), chart-topping R&B sensation Deborah Cox and star-maker manager and record exec Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, Black Eyed Peas, Pussycat Dolls), announced that The Simpson Brothers, who covered Buffy Sainte Marie’s Up Where We Belong, was eliminated.
This week’s show featured special appearances by Corey Hart, Gino Vannelli, Dan Hill, Nick Gilder and Sarah Slean.
Canadians have the chance to bring back one band who thought their COVER ME CANADA journey was over. In a one-time vote on October 23, 2011 fans will be asked to put their support behind their favourite eliminated band. The eliminated band that garners the most online votes will return in episode seven and continue to compete for the $100,000 cash prize and a recording contract for an original single to be released by Universal Music Canada. For additional details about how to support your favourite competitor visit: www.cbc.ca/covermecanada .
This week’s cover songs will be available for streaming on CBC Radio 3 (http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/profile/Cover-Me-Canada). Each time a song is streamed it will count towards putting one band at the top of the social media charts and keep them safe from elimination by the judges on the following weeks’ show.
About the top social media chart-topping band:
Georgia Murray – Victoria, BC: With a bit of AmyWinehouse and a dash of Adele, Georgia Murray includes BC’s Rifflandia festival on her gig resume, plus opening slots for K’OS, Shad, Jurassic 5 and Warren G as well as a guest spot on a Canadian Tenors show. Follow Georgia Murray on Twitter @CMC_Georgia.
About the eliminated band:
The Simpson Brothers – Vancouver, BC: 21 year-old twin brothers Rob & Rich Simpson didn’t start singing together until the end of high school, and since then they have made bedroom home-produced YouTube videos which have attracted as many as 15,000 views. The Simpson Brothers are currently recording an EP of original songs. Follow The Simpson Brothers on Twitter @CMC_SimpsonBros
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