Ottawa, – RBC Bluesfest organizers today announced the finalists for their 20th anniversary edition of the She’s the One Emerging Female Artist Competition, sponsored by JUMP! 106.9. The finalists — chosen from as far afield as Newfoundland and B.C. — are: Jheo Navarro, Emma Peckford, Abby Stewart, Angelique Francis, Ezra Lewis, Justice Tremblay, Olivia Penalva, Ria Diy, Stephanie La Rochelle, and Taylor Angus.
The competition is a cross-Canada talent search for the best in emerging Canadian female music talent. With the help of JUMP! 106.9, Bluesfest has found 10 promising young female Canadian singers. As part of this year’s special 20th Anniversary edition, organizers zeroed in on the best emerging ‘teenage’ female singers in Canada.
“We were looking for special young artists with incredible voices who could present a moving live performance,” says RBC Bluesfest ‘She’s the One’ coordinator Ana Miura. “We’re delighted with the talented list of finalists that rose to the top, this year.”
“We already know that there’s an incredible amount of undiscovered female vocal talent in Canada,” says Bluesfest’s executive and artistic director, Mark Monahan. “This year’s ‘She’s the One’ competition not only proves it, it goes a long way to providing impetus for the careers of these deserving young Canadian singers.”
The First Prize Package: One of the finalists will “Be the ONE” to win this year’s incredible grand prize! RBC Bluesfest is providing the She’s the One winner with a whirl-wind, career-building trip to Los Angeles to work with top LA-based music producer Barrett Yeretsian (Jar of Hearts, Christina Perri). They’ll record a song at the legendary Sunset Sound Recording Studio and take part in a star makeover photo-shoot and music tutorial prior to filming a Hollywood-style music video, courtesy of Popmania! In addition to the opportunity of a lifetime, the winner will walk away with a guitar from Daisy Rock Girl Guitars.
The Competition was open to female singers between the ages of 13-19 years of age who are Canadian residents. The 10 finalists will perform at the RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa on Saturday July 5, 2014. One winner (Canadian female singer between the ages of 13 and 19 years) will be selected.