Fans vote to crown winning group on supergroup.ytv.com beginning April 1
TORONTO, March 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment's YTV is excited to announce that pop sensation Austin Mahone will perform at the live finale of The Next Star: SuperGroup on April 13 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Filmed in front of a live studio audience at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the finale will reveal which group Canada has voted to become the next mega boy or girl group the likes of One Direction or Fifth Harmony.
The finale will showcase the two remaining groups facing off as they perform covers and original songs as well as back-to-back songs by special guest performer Austin Mahone, including his brand new single "Mmm Yeah" featuring Pitbull. The announcement of the SuperGroup at the end of the finale will mark the beginning of an exciting pop career for the winning group. They will record two original songs to be available on iTunes, and receive an exclusive management deal with 21 Entertainment, which manages the careers of musical artists such as Fefe Dobson, JoJo and Kreesha Turner.
Viewers will be able to vote for the winning group on supergroup.ytv.com beginning April 1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, following the fourth episode, in which the final two groups are revealed. Voting will close at 7 p.m. ET on April 13 the night of the live finale telecast, when the winning group will be announced.
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About The Next Star: SuperGroup
A spin-off of YTV's The Next Star, the six-episode series, produced by Tricon Films & Television, will take viewers through an intense, top-level talent showdown in order to crown a new mega boy or girl group, the likes of One Direction or Fifth Harmony. Hosted by Jordan Francis (Camp Rock, Connor Undercover, CBC's Cross Country Fun Hunt), The Next Star: SuperGroup features the expertise of performance coaches including actress and recording artist Cory Lee (Degrassi: The Next Generation, Instant Star) and multi-platinum music producer and songwriter Damon Sharpe (The X Factor, Big Time Rush). They are joined by a panel of industry experts, comprised of choreographer Nico Archambault (So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Nureyev), vocal coach Sarah Morrison (Canadian Idol, Canada's Got Talent), make-up artist Vanessa Jarman (Canada's Next Top Model, How to Look Good Naked Canada) and stylist Corey Ng (MuchMusic, MTV). After assembling the young artists into groups of five, the coaches and experts guided and mentored each act as they faced with an array of challenges designed to help them fine-tune their sound, style and chemistry.
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For further information: Kate Calder, Corus Entertainment Inc., kate.calder@Corusent.com, 416.479.6319 and Alina Duviner, Unit Publicist for The Next Star: SuperGroup, Alina@AlinaPublicity.com, 416.574.1098 and Emily Blake, Unit Publicist for The Next Star: SuperGroup, firstname.lastname@example.org, 647.291.6097