The Shot creator and executive producer C.J. Allen, Canadian Music Week VP of Programming Danya Danya, internationally renowned guitarist Juneyt Yetkiner and breakout country singer-songwriter Jessie T return as judges with Brad Moore returning as host. Canadian icon, former member of the a Capella group ‘The Nylons’ and vocal coach Micah Barnes joins the panel for Season 6 with a fresh perspective and new energy!
With the search open to acts age 16 and up from anywhere in the world, The Shot is providing an opportunity for singers to be seen and be heard by new audiences. The series is a true celebration of creativity and talent, featuring a colourful array of singers from any genre, all vying to win the audience’s hearts and the career launching grand prize.
For its 5th season in September 2017, The Shot welcomed over 600 singers from across Canada, the United States and even as far away as The Bahamas to open auditions in Kitchener-Waterloo. Patrick Rock, a 20-year old personal trainer from Ottawa, Ontario, took home the grand prize by winning over the judges and the audience with his soulful, pop sound.
Past highlights include Season 2 winner James Downham in 2015 who has gone on to perform in major venues across the province with ‘The James Downham Band’ after releasing his self-titled EP. The Shot is produced by Music & Artist Development Experience.