The Next Star

The Next Star

May 14, 2008 09:39 ET

Media Advisory: The Next Star Auditions-Montreal

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) -

ATTENTION NEWS/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

Leading producer and distributor Tricon Films & Television and Corus Entertainment's YTV The Next Star will be in Montreal, Quebec for auditions on Wednesday May 21, 2008 starting at 7:00 am EST.

Six participants will be selected from across the country to be trained and mentored, striving to be named The Next Star and receive a recording contract with Canada's leading music company, Universal Music Canada. The call is open to applicants' aged 15 and under as of May 1, 2008.



WHO: Series host Adamo Ruggeiro from Degrassi: The Next Generation,
as well as series mentors Susie McNeil from Rockstar: INXS,
well-know songwriter, Christopher Ward Canada's first VJ and hit
maker, and former Universal Music executive Steven Cranwell will
be in Montreal, QC for the auditions of The Next Star.

WHAT: The Next Star series auditions will be held in Montreal, QC

WHEN: Wednesday May 21, 2008, registration starts at 7:00 am (EST)

WHERE: Palais des Congres,
1001 Place Jean-Paul Riopelle,
Montreal, Quebec, H2Z 1M2


Members of the media are welcome to attend this event. Ruggiero is best known for his role as Marco on the hit TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation. As host, Ruggiero will walk viewers through the audition process as The Next Star hits the road.

Mentors Suzie McNeil, Christopher Ward and Steve Cranwell will be available for interviews on Wednesday May 21, 2008.

More auditions will take place in, Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Calgary. Hopefuls can visit www.YTV.com for more information on the audition process, rules and regulations.

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