The Next Star reveals top 6

From a media release:

Top 6 Finalists Revealed on Season 6 of YTV’s The Next Star

Last night on YTV’s top-rated series The Next Star, the judges had the difficult task of whittling down the talented pool of finalists to six. In last week’s episode, (Monday, August, 5) a wild card contestant was introduced bringing the total number of candidates to 13, which was then narrowed to nine remaining hopefuls. Kat, Dante, Alicia, Jaden, Paige and Alex have been chosen as the Top 6 and will participate in an array of challenges that will help them master their original sound, style and stage presence.

Starting now, viewers will be able to vote via text or online at and ultimately help Canada choose the Next Star winner.

The Next Star finalists were chosen from thousands of hopefuls who auditioned across Canada. Their hometowns include Belle River, Ontario (Kat), Amherstburg, Ontario (Dante), Toronto, Ontario (Jaden), St. Lazare, Quebec (Alicia), St. Albert, Alberta (Alex) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (Paige).

The final six will be mentored throughout the remaining episodes, but in the end, only one will win the coveted title and receive the grand prize at the series’ finale on Sunday, September 22 at 7 p.m. ET, broadcast live from Canada’s Wonderland. Fans will be able to tune in at 6:30 p.m. ET for an exciting pre-show leading up to the finale broadcast. While only one will ultimately take the crown, each of the six singing hopefuls will record an original song – which will be available on iTunes – and also star in their very own music video. The finalist who wins the title of “The Next Star” will also receive a $5000 Sears Shopping Spree, a 1 Song Recording Deal distributed through Sony Music Canada, and an Epiphone Masterbilt Guitar.

Produced by leading Toronto distributor and producer Tricon Films and Television in association with YTV, The Next Star airs Mondays at 7 p.m. ET/PT.