MEET OUR HOST & HEAD JUDGE
Sam Cook (Host)
Sam Cook started her career interning for “The Late Show with David Letterman” in New York City. Upon returning to Canada, she co-hosted the popular 90’s television show “UHOH!” which aired on YTV (Canada) and Discovery Kids (USA). Sam is also a well-known Radio Personality hosting shows on major market radio stations in Toronto – Kiss 92.5FM, Energy 95.3FM and Country 95.3FM. As a voiceover talent, she has worked with prominent clients including Virgin Mobile, Sony Music Canada, Much Music, Cineplex, Honda, Oprah Winfrey Network and the Canadian Country Music Awards. Her weekly web-series “Sam Cook Live” was broadcast on Cable 14 television and can be found on YouTube and all podcast platforms. Sam Cook is back as show host on The Shot: Canada.
C.J. Allen (Head Judge)
Having gotten his start in the music business working with Korean and Western acts while living in Asia, C.J. Allen has helped guide the careers of artists from Canada, the USA, India, the UK, the Bahamas, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. As a tour manager, promoter and eventually A&R for indie labels in South Korea, Allen travelled extensively through Asia supporting emerging artists and their artist development. Allen continues to be active as an artist manager, A&R and programming consultant, and music project angel investor and serves a numerous for profit and not-for-profit boards of directors and advisory committees.