TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) – Canadian broadcaster CTV has officially unveiled the 30 artists vying for their chance to record an original song on the upcoming second season of the hit TV-music series, THE LAUNCH.
Guiding artists through the audition, performing, and recording process are Scott Borchetta, world-renowned music executive and CEO/Founder of Big Machine Label Group, and new permanent mentor Marie-Mai (STAR ACADÉMIE, LA VOIX), who join a weekly rotating panel of music industry powerhouse mentors and producers including Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan; Grammy Award-winning music legend Bryan Adams; frontman for four-time JUNO-Award winning rock band Arkells, Max Kerman; celebrated multi-platinum award-winning singer-songwriter Jann Arden; chart-topping singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha; and recording/producing superstar/frontman of OneRepublic Ryan Tedder (who produced the Season 1 certified platinum hit single “Ain’t Easy” by Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine); as well as legendary producer Nile Rodgers (Madonna, David Bowie, Diana Ross); as well as famed producers Jon Levine (Avril Lavigne, Drake, Bebe Rexha); Alex Hope (Carly Rae Jepsen, Troye Sivan, Tove Lo); and Shaun Frank (The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, Dragonette).
Fan favorite entertainment reporter Liz Trinnear (ETALK) also joins Season 2 in a new hosting role.
The six-episode second season of THE LAUNCH is scheduled to kick off Wednesday, January 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The full list of season two artists is as follows:
Amber J, Trail, B.C. – Pop, R&B
Cassiøpeia, Burnaby, B.C. – Alt-Pop
Dey, Toronto – Soul
NOA, Richmond Hill, Ont. – Pop
Vi, Ottawa – Alternative, Dark-Pop
Alexandra Porat, Mississauga, Ont. – Pop, R&B
Avery Florence, Montréal – Soft-Soul, Low-Key R&B
T. Thomason, Halifax – Indie, Pop-Rock
Trevor LaRose, Mississauga, Ont. – Alt-Pop
Phé, Vancouver – R&B
Charlie The Kid, Toronto – Confetti-Folk
James Clayton, Montréal – Singer-songwriter, Alternative Folk-Rock
Old.Soul.Rebel, Vancouver – Soul, Rock-n-Roll
Polina Grace, Montréal – Power-Pop
Saveria, London, Ont. – R&B, Neo-Soul
Clancy Coulter, Princeton, B.C. – R&B, Alt-Pop
Jayde, Peterborough, Ont. – Alt-Pop
Julia Gartha, Markham, Ont. – Singer-Songwriter, Pop
Nick Babcock, Kingston, Ont. – Pop
Olivia Lunny, Winnipeg – Alt-Pop
Ben Cottrill, Vancouver – Acoustic-Rock, Soul
Jordane Labrie, Québec City – Folk Americana
Maddie Storvold, Edmonton – Country-Folk
Nate Daviau, Toronto – Country, Americana
The Faceplants, Vancouver – Pop-Rock
Adrian Chalifour, Victoria – Indie-Rock, Folk-Rock
Del Hartley, Toronto – R&B/Soul
Michelle Treacy, Ottawa – Pop
Sarah Carmosino, Aurora, Ont. – Indie-Pop
WILL, Toronto – R&B, Pop
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