From a media release:
Canada Sings Season 2 Kicks Off Production
- Music Icons Jann Arden and Rob Van Winkle (a.k.a. Vanilla Ice) Welcome New Judge and Choreographer to the Stars, Laurieann Gibson
Globalâ€™s original series Canada Sings returns to television and to the hearts of Canadians coast-to-coast this year with 12 new teams and a fresh face on the judging panel.
The show that transforms ordinary workmates into glee club performers welcomes the addition of Toronto native and music video vixen, Laurieann Gibson (@iamboomkack). Laurieann will sit alongside returning Canada Sings judges Rob Van Winkle (a.k.a. Vanilla Ice, @vanillaice) and Jann Arden (@jannarden) to give her insight on which teams have the right stuff on the stage. A seasoned industry professional, Laurieann has directed and choreographed music videos for top artists including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, BeyoncÃ©, Keri Hilson and Lady Gaga to name a few. No stranger to television, Laurieann stars in her own cable shows The Dance Scene and Born to Dance, which she also executive produces. Laurieann has also made appearances on many hit TV series including Making the Band, Starmaker, Skating with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and appeared in the hit movie Honey, based on her life as a dancer.
Also, returning this season as Host is ET Canadaâ€™s Hollywood Correspondent, Matte Babel (@thisisbabel) who will make his way back home to emcee the show from the new and improved Canada Sings stage.
Unique to Canada Sings, competing teams sing and dance for a donation to the charity of their choice. Season two glee clubs and charities include:
- WestJet â€“ â€œCabin Pressureâ€ (Calgary, AB)
Charity: Alberta Childrenâ€™s Hospital
- Stampede Casino â€“ â€œDeal With Itâ€ (Calgary, AB)
Charity: Plan Canada
- Dumas Mining â€“ â€œDumas Rocksâ€ (Timmins, ON)
Charity: CNIB Lake Joseph Centre
- GO Transit â€“ â€œGO Gleeâ€ (Toronto, ON)
Charity: United Way
- Elmwood Spa â€“ â€œInSPArationâ€ (Toronto, ON)
Charity: YWCA Elm Centre
- OPP â€“ â€œOPP Project Gleeâ€ (Orillia, ON)
Charity: Dave Mounsey Memorial Fund
- Ontario Science Centre â€“ â€œOSCillationsâ€ (Toronto, ON)
- Peel Childrenâ€™s Aid â€“ â€œPositively Peelâ€ (Mississauga, ON)
Charity: Peel Childrenâ€™s Aid Foundation
- Royal Canadian Air Force â€“ â€œSuper Sonicâ€ (Winnipeg, MB)
Charity: Soldier On Fund
- Purdyâ€™s Chocolate â€“ â€œSweet Dayâ€ (Vancouver, BC)
Charity: MS Society
- CAA â€“ â€œThe Associatesâ€ (Thornhill, ON)
Charity: SickKids Foundation
- RBC â€“ â€œThe Bank Notesâ€ (Toronto, ON)
Charity: RBC Blue Water Project
Canada Sings is a one-hour original series that challenges Canadians to form glee clubs with their co-workers and compete in a head-to-head battle against another workplace glee team for their charity of choice. Canada Sings is created and produced by Insight Productions in association with Shaw Media.