From a media release:
YTV greenlights Season 6 of hit series The Next Star
- Keshia ChantÃ©, Tara Oram and Mark Spicoluk return as judges
- New host to be announced on March 20
Corus Entertainment’s YTV is pleased to announce that the network’s top-rated series The Next Star will be back for Season 6. Hot on the heels of Season 5 winner Brooklynâ€™s popular single â€œLemon & Lime,â€ The Next Star is anticipating another year of pop-star talent discovery. The series will premiere July 2013 on YTV and will follow the young finalists on their once-in-a-lifetime journey as they master their sound, style and stage presence.
JUNO Award-winning R&B/pop recording-artist Keshia ChantÃ©, country sweetheart and TV personality Tara Oram, and A&R pro and label executive Mark Spicoluk return as this year’s judges and mentors. A soon to be announced new host will join the trio and embark on a nationwide, six-city search for Canada’s most talented young performers, one of whom will be crowned Canadaâ€™s Next Star.
Later this month, the identity of the new host and audition date schedule will be revealed on the showâ€™s new cross-platform destination Next Star Nation. The Next Star 6 supporting social media pages will all fall under this hub, where #TNS6 devotees can have the ultimate fan experience, discover, share and become more involved in the show than ever before. With a rapidly growing and loyal online fan base, Next Star Nation will be the place fans can find breaking news, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage â€“ including special clues about the new host prior to the official reveal – and sneak peeks of upcoming episodes and more.