Charlie Storwick chosen as The Next Star

Calgary-native receives distribution deal with Warner Music Canada

Over 3.6 million votes cast to determine Season 4 winner

TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2011 /CNW/ - After auditioning with over 4,000 kids from across the country, mastering her sound and style as one of the Top 6 and performing at the sold-out live finale at Canada's Wonderland, Charlie Storwick from Calgary, AB has been chosen by Canadians as The Next Star.

As the winner of The Next Star, Charlie receives a distribution deal with Warner Music Canada and the Kool-Aid Jammers Ultimate Jam Space, featuring a 15" Macbook Pro, professional recording software and gear, a Songwriter Deluxe courtesy of Gibson Guitar.

Showcasing performances by each of the six finalists (April, Charlie, JD, Milly, Parker, Shania), the finale also featured performances from Allstar Weekend, Kay and newly signed Warner Music Canada recording artist Victoria Duffield. Other guests who attended the event include Madison Pettis and Torri Webster from the brand new live-action comedy Life with Boys, Brendan Meyer from Mr. Young and YTV personalities Carlos, Andy and Laura.

Over the past summer, The Next Star has followed six young aspiring vocalists as they were guided through The Next Star process. From musical challenges, mastering media interviews and shooting music videos, the young group has been led through the journey by host Adamo Ruggiero, judges Suzie McNeil, Christopher Ward and Steve Cranwell and other industry mentors.

Fans can enjoy The Next Star Season 4 even after it's over as all six of the finalists' music videos will air on YTV and be available on iTunes. The Next Star Season 4 CD is also available in music stores across Canada and on iTunes.

Image with caption: "Calgary-native Charlie Storwick named as The Next Star. (CNW Group/YTV Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110925_C6416_PHOTO_EN_3786.jpg

SOURCE YTV Canada Inc.

For further information:

Judy Lung, Corus Entertainment    
416.479.6757       
judy.lung@corusent.com     
Anne Vranic, Holmes Creative Communications
416.628.5606
avranic@hccink.com

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