The public is now being asked to sit in the judge’s seat for the Collingwood Live and Original Music Series! Judges have filled 8 out of the 10 finalist spots based on video auditions, and have narrowed it down to 5 Wildcard Contestants to fight for the last 2 spots.
The five Wildcard Finalists are:
- Cam Brown, Barrie, ON
- John Cossar, Aylmer, QC
- Justine Giles, Sudbury, ON
- Michelle Greig, Barrie, ON
- Brian Tuomi, Azilda, ON
The public now has a chance to vote on which of the 5 contestants will get those last 2 finalist spots! Videos of each contestant will be posted on social media today by 4pm, and every “like” will count as a vote! Voting ends on April 6th at 4pm.
You can vote by liking your favourite contestant’s video on the Experience Collingwood Facebook page.
The contest has also expanded this year, when for the first time, L&O will be separated from the Collingwood Elvis Festival and will begin its residency in the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena’s Townhall Theatre.
Two workshops will round out the Series weekend with a Saturday session on how to get the most out of a studio recording session, and a Sunday session on writing and creating music. L&O has partnered with the Songwriters Association of Canada to help facilitate the songwriting session on Sunday.
The singer/songwriter competition will span two nights (Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7). Tickets, $10 each or $20 for a weekend pass, are available at www.liveandoriginal.com.