In a move that is setting up Season 5 to be the biggest and best yet, Executive Producer C.J. Allen announced today that special judge Rick Barker, former manager for Taylor Swift and current manager of American Idol Season 15 winner Trent Harmon, who has been responsible for reviewing and selecting the contestants who will advance beyond the video auditions will also join the panel for the Live Auditions, Callbacks and Finale in September.
Selected applicants will be asked to attend live auditions in front of the judges where each contestant will perform a verse and chorus of a song in a 90 second audition.
Contestants who advanced through the auditions will be invited back for a second opportunity to impress the judges in order to be selected to be one of a group of finalists.
Finalists will have the opportunity to participate in workshops lead by music industry professionals while working together with their mentors on their performance techniques.
Finalists will perform one last time in front of the judges and a live audience who will vote to choose the winner of The Shot Season 5. YES, the audience picks the winner!
After four incredible seasons, Canada’s fastest growing vocal talent competition “The Shot” returns this fall in search of the best and brightest emerging talent from across Canada and the world.
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 4th season in November 2017, “The Shot” welcomed over 200 singers from across Canada, the United States and even as far away as The Bahamas to open auditions in Kitchener-Waterloo. Matthew Boutros, a 20-year old server 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 Allegiance Music.
Vice-President of Programming for Canadian Music Week.
President of Allegiance Music and music business mentor.
Internationally renowned Flamenco
guitarist and performer.
On-air radio personality with 107.5 Dave Rocks’ Morning Buzz.
Following the successful release of her debut album in spring 2016, The Shot producers have confirmed award winning country music singer-songwriter Jessie Treneer (Jessie T) will join returning judges Juneyt Yetkiner, Danya Dixon, Joni NehRita and C.J. Allen as the new fifth judge for season 5 this September.
At least some of the endless speculation is over: The Shot executive producer and judge C.J. Allen has FINALLY revealed one of two new judges for the show’s fifth season in September. In this case though, it’s not such much “new” judge as it is returning judge.
The Shot has announced the process for Season 5 this September which includes a renewed commitment to providing contestants with the opportunity to grow their personal network, receive quality mentoring from music industry professionals and develop performance skills.
The producers of The Shot have announced that a Master Class stage will added to the Season 5 process this September. With the top prize valued at $50,000, the Master Class will focus on providing finalists with insight into how to best use the winner’s package.
KITCHENER, Ont., April 16, 2017 — Performers participating in the fifth season of Canada’s biggest singing competition, The Shot can look forward to yet another perk as part of the career-launching prize package which will be awarded to one lucky singer in September. Rick Barker, founder of Music Industry Blueprint and former manager to pop sensation Taylor Swift, has announced his involvement as a guest judge and mentor for the upcoming season’s winner.