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

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 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. 
About YTV
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 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 
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. 
Kate Calder Corus Entertainment 416.479.6443 
Alina Duviner Unit Publicist 416.574.1098 
Emily Blake Unit Publicist 647.291.5097 
Image with caption: "The Next Star's Top 6 from left to right: Kat, Dante, 
Jaden, Alicia, Alex and Paige (CNW Group/YTV Canada Inc.)". Image available 
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