TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - 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
Starting now, viewers will be able to vote via text or online at
nextstar.ytv.com 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.
Seen in over 11 million homes across Canada, YTV is a leading entertainment
brand for kids.YTV offers quality entertainment for kids and families with hit
Nickelodeon series, blockbuster movies and original Canadian programming. YTV
reaches its viewers online at YTV.com and in local communities with the
traveling road show WOW!. YTV is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a
Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in
specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television,
television broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation and
animation software. The Company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV,
Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey
Network (Canada), Cosmopolitan TV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central,
HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and radio stations including
CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge.
Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences
across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus online at www.corusent.com.
About Tricon Films & Television:
Tricon Films & Television is one of North America's strongest independent
production and distribution companies dedicated to producing and representing
groundbreaking television. Tricon has fast emerged as a leading supplier of
high quality factual and scripted content that continues to perform
successfully both domestically and around the world. Launched in 2002,
Tricon's distribution arm has an impressive track record of selling a broad
mix of award winning programming from primetime scripted comedy and dramatic
series, to reality, lifestyle, factual and documentary series.
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SOURCE YTV Canada Inc.
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