SOURCE: Scotiabank



June 25, 2014 13:31 ET

Announcing the Semifinalists for the 2014 Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic Rising Star

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - June 25, 2014) - Scotiabank is proud to announce the semifinalists who are in the running to be the next Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic Rising Star. The third year for the competition, finalists could win cash prizes and the opportunity to perform their song live during Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic this Canada Day long weekend.

From March 31 to May 23, 2014, singers over the age of 14 could register and upload a video of themselves singing an original song to Online voting opened to the public on May 24, 2014. The ten semifinalists were selected based on the number of votes received during May 24 to June 17 and will be performing live at the Scotiabank CHIN picnic on Saturday June 28. 

Five finalists will then be selected by a panel of judges to go on to the finals on Tuesday July 1st, 2014, where they will perform live and the new 2014 Scotiabank Rising Star will be awarded. 

The semifinalists are:

  • Andrew Briol (Toronto, ON)
  • Jay Davis (Pickering, ON)
  • Domenic Mercurio (Hamilton, ON)
  • Daevyd Pepper (Toronto, ON)
  • Sharon Pereira (Mississauga, ON)
  • Marie Michele Rivard (Toronto, ON)
  • Cavelle-Nell Romeo (Brampton, ON)
  • Craig Sharpe (Scarborough, ON)
  • David Vargas (London, ON)
  • Melissa Vitozzi (Maple, ON)

Semifinals take place Saturday June 28th at 5:00 p.m. and finals take place Tuesday July 1st at 8:00 p.m. Both events take place on the Bandshell stage during the Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic.

Media is invited to interview semifinalists ahead of the competition and attend the Saturday and Tuesday events.

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