From a media release:
YTV greenlights Season 6 of hit series The Next Star
- Keshia Chanté, 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 Brooklyn’s popular single “Lemon & Lime,” 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 Chanté, 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 Canada’s Next Star.
Later this month, the identity of the new host and audition date schedule will be revealed on the show’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 – including special clues about the new host prior to the official reveal – and sneak peeks of upcoming episodes and more.