Cody Simpson to guest on The Next Star season finale

From a media release:

Cody Simpson Announced as Special Guest Performer at YTV’s The Next Star Season 6 Finale

  • Tickets now available for live finale at Canada’s Wonderland on Sunday, September 22
  • New half-hour pre-show announced with performance by Brooklyn Roebuck

During tonight’s episode of YTV’s The Next Star, it was revealed that Australian pop singing sensation Cody Simpson will be performing during the season finale broadcast live from Canada’s Wonderland on Sunday, September 22 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Additional guest performers will be announced closer to the finale date. Tickets are currently on sale at

An inaugural Pre-show will air prior to the finale at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT, hosted by web host Mark “Suki” Suknanan. The half-hour show will feature interviews with the Top 6 finalists, Kat, Dante, Alicia, Jaden, Paige and Alex, as well as special guest performance by The Next Star Season 5 winner Brooklyn Roebuck. Season 4 winner “Charlie” (Some Assembly Required) will act as roving reporter on the ground getting up close and personal with performers and fans.

Directly after the pre-show, “Suki” will be jumping back into his role as Next Star Nation web host, hosting live hits in each commercial break offering fans behind the scenes access on their second screen devices and online.

Each of the six singing hopefuls will record an original song – which will be available on iTunes on September 16 – 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.

The Next Star’s judges, Keshia Chanté, Mark Spicoluk and Tara Oram will participate in the live finale festivities, which will be presided over by Season 6 host Carlos Bustamante.

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.