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The Next Star finale airs live on YTV Sept 26

From a media release:

Over 4,000 Auditioned But Only One Will Become YTV’s THE NEXT STAR

The moment has arrived to bestow the coveted title of Season 3’s The Next Star upon one of the six finalists. Corus Entertainment’s YTV, Tricon Films & Television and Universal Music Canada invite fans to catch the highly anticipated 90-minute season finale live from Canada’s Wonderland on Sunday, September 26 at 7 p.m.

An evening jam-packed with entertainment, the finale will feature performances by special guests Faber Drive and These Kids Wear Crowns. Topping it all off, the top six will perform their original singles written and recorded during the series with the help of Canada’s top music producers. The Next Star Season 3 compilation album, which features these top six original songs, will be available in music stores and on iTunes beginning Tuesday, September 21.

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In the news: The judges of The Next Star

From Melissa Leong of the National Post:

  • Q&A: The judges of YTV’s The Next Star
    “There are no Simon Cowells on this reality television singing competition. “What we don’t do is slice and dice kids for the sake of entertainment value. This show is all about having fun,” says Christopher Ward, a judge on the top-rated YTV talent show, The Next Star. More than 4,000 Canadian youths, aged 15 and younger, have auditioned for their chance to become the next Justin Bieber. The judges spoke to Melissa Leong about the show’s third season.” Read more.

The Next Star season 3 premieres July 19 on YTV

From a media release:

Season 3 of YTV’s THE NEXT STAR Premieres July 19

After a cross-Canada search where over 4000 talented Canadian kids showed up to audition, Corus Entertainment’s YTV delivers its popular top-rated talent series The Next Star beginning on Monday, July 19 at 7 p.m. In its third season, families at home can once again join in to witness the entertaining journey unfold from audition process through to the live finale, which has been known to host stars like heartthrob Justin Bieber.

Produced by leading Toronto distributor and producer Tricon Films and Television in association with YTV, the first three episodes take place during the nationwide audition period and feature hopefuls aged 15 and under as they try to make it to the next round. Sixteen aspiring singers continue to participate in episodes four and five with six finalists chosen to be mentored throughout the remaining seven episodes. All six are challenged in every aspect of the biz from vocal exercises to participating in media interviews to perfecting a signature look. The six finalists will also record an original song that will be released on a compilation album. Only one of the six will become The Next Star and receive the grand prize package at the series’ finale on Sunday, September 26 at 7 p.m. live from Canada’s Wonderland.

Modelled after the previous two seasons, viewers will vote for their favourite performer via YTV.com and text message. The finalist with the most viewer votes will become The Next Star and take home the coveted prize package which includes: Kool-Aid Jammers Ultimate Jam Space featuring an Apple Macbook and Pro Tools recording software, a distribution deal with Universal Music Canada for the winner’s two songs, and a Songwriter Deluxe Acoustic Guitar courtesy of Gibson Guitar.

Beginning on Monday, July 19 through to Monday, August 9, YTV is giving fans another chance at stardom with The Virtual Next Star. Eligible participants can log onto YTV.com for a chance to be crowned The Virtual Next Star and win a trip to Toronto and two VIP tickets to the series’ live finale at Canada’s Wonderland on Sunday, September 26 at 7 p.m. ET. The prize includes: one round trip economy flight to Toronto for the winner and a parent or guardian, three nights standard accommodation and $500 CDN.

Once the series has launched on Monday, July 19 at 7 p.m., The Next Star website, found at YTV.com, will once again be centre stage for audience interaction, full length episodes and the voting process. Beginning on Tuesday, August 10 until Sunday, September 26, as viewers cast their votes, they can be included in a draw to win the Kool-Aid Jammers Ultimate Jam Space featuring an Apple Macbook and Pro Tools recording software – everything one would need to have their own recording session at home.

Viewers will also be able to find show info, surf finalist pages, download extra content and watch exclusive behind the scenes footage on YTV.com. They can also join the community of fans through The Next Star message boards and sign up to receive a The Next Star newsletter which will feature breaking news and show developments. YTV.com will also grant fans special VIP access to additional content online when they tune into the show and receive a special code. If fans think they’re the biggest Next Star fan, they can also login to participate in the Think You Know The Show Contest for a shot at a cash prize of $2,000 CDN.

About the mentors:

Award-winning singer, Suzie McNeil, performed her Olympic-inspired song “Believe” at the 2010 Olympics closing ceremonies. Hot on the heels of a Canadian tour with superstar, Colin James, she recently released her third album, Suzie McNeil – Live Acoustic. JUNO Award-winning composer and MuchMusic’s first VJ, Christopher Ward, has written a number of chart-topping singles including Black Velvet for Alannah Myles and most recently penned songs for Cirque du Soleil’s Banana Shpeel. It was Steve Cranwell’s 23 years of experience in music marketing that led to the newest chapter of his life, Executive Director of MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity.


The Next Star auditions begin

From a media release:

Nationwide auditions begin for YTV’s The Next Star

  • Six-city audition search begins Saturday, May 1 in St. John’s, Newfoundland
  • Detailed audition information available at YTV.com

Corus Entertainment’s YTV announced that Season 3 of the network’s hit series The Next Star will hit the road on a nationwide six-city search for Canada’s next young singing sensation. Auditions begin Saturday, May 1 in St. John’s, Newfoundland and continue throughout the month of May. Complete audition information can be found at YTV.com.

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