Teresa Nocita-Cirillo Joining the Judges for Boot Camp

The Shot Executive Producer C.J. Allen announced today that Teresa Nocita-Cirillo will join the panel as a guest judge for Season 5’s Boot Camp. Teresa will sit alongside the resident judges which include C.J., Joni NehRita and Danya Dixon. Longtime stage manager for The Shot and city/life/arts editor for the Waterloo Region Record, Neil Ballantyne will also join the panel. Teresa and Neil will be filling in for Juneyt Yetkiner and Jessie T.

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‘The Shot’ Moves to Toronto

Kitchener, Ontario — Among the many changes coming to The Shot for Season 5 in September, Executive Producer C.J. Allen has announced that the next season’s finale will be held in Toronto.

“Our Season 5 final will be held on September 30th at the beautiful Lyric Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts,” said Allen, “This move is something that our senior team has discussed for a very long time; Kitchener-Waterloo is where it all started and we’ll continue to do segments of the program in KW but now, we’re very excited about this move and to be in the Greater Toronto Area for the final.”

Tickets to the Season 5 finale will go on sale starting August 30th. 10 finalists will perform for the audience vote and the chance to become the next winner of Canada’s largest independent vocal talent competition.

Rick Barker joins Auditions, Callbacks & Finale

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.

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Jessie T Joining the Judging Panel

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.

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Season 5 Judge Announcement

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.

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Season 5 Process Announced

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.

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Hit Maker Rick Barker Joins ‘The Shot’

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.

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