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.

Jonathan Farrington Talks About ‘The Shot’

By DeeAnna Rollins
Photo by Sylvia Pond Photography

Jonathan and Music

It started in preschool. He was always singing. In the car, in the bath, at school. He started in choirs and plays at a very young age, and he stuck to it. He’s always had an unexplainable connection with music. No one in Jonathan’s immediate family is musical. No one sings or plays an instrument … he was alone.

Recently, he found out that his great-grandfather was a musician and all of a sudden, everything made sense. It was in his blood, it skipped a couple of generations but it was there.

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Trevor Dubois Talks About ‘The Shot’

By DeeAnna Rollins
Photo by Sylvia Pond Photography

Some stuff about Trevor

It all started with Guitar Hero. Trevor Dubois, stage name “Charlie the Kid” was 11 years old and he just couldn’t take his hands off of that little plastic guitar.

“It was the bees-knees,” he said with the same excitement that we all know Trevor to have.

From there he discovered so much more. He discovered bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitar. He found singing and song writing, and eventually, he found producing.

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Big Changes Coming to ‘The Shot’ Judging Panel

The Shot confirms that judge Nadia Mazzarolo will not be returning for the show’s 2017 program which includes the highly anticipated All-Stars iteration in June and the fifth season in September. Mazzarolo joined The Shot for its fourth season in November 2016 and led the girls’ group. In addition to judging, Mazzarolo also assisted with securing venues and was involved with public relations.

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Judges’ Series: Juneyt Yetkiner on learning with experience

As I limp into the Duke of Wellington on what I hope is not a broken foot, I’m looking forward to a great show from KW’s friendliest musician: Juneyt Yetkiner. I’ve known Juneyt for a little over a year now and have seen him perform a number of times in wide variety of locations and with a diverse group of talented performers. Tonight, performing as “Turk and the Hobbits”, I can look forward to the high energy set of music they’ve prepared as well as anything the collaborative crowd can shout out.

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The Beat Goes On pairs perfectly with The Shot

We know The Shot would not be possible without our generous sponsors. So when local music store, The Beat Goes On, agreed to be a Premier Sponsor for another season I had to catch up with founder John Rochetta to hear why they remain a proud supporter of The Shot.

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