– Premiering January 30 on CTV, celebrity mentors and producers this season include: Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, Shaun Frank, Alex Hope, Max Kerman, Jon Levine, Sarah McLachlan, Bebe Rexha, Nile Rodgers, and Ryan Tedder –
– Season 1 artists have accumulated more than 400 million radio audience impressions to date –
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TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2019 /CNW/ - CTV officially unveils today the 30 artists vying for their chance to record an original song on the upcoming second season of CTV's smash-hit music series, THE LAUNCH, premiering January 30. Handpicked from thousands of applicants, these widely gifted artists represent some of the best talent that Canada has to offer across a variety of musical genres, including pop, rock, country, soul, folk, and more.
The six-episode second season of THE LAUNCH kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT in super simulcast on CTV, VRAK, and the CTV app. Weekly episodes of THE LAUNCH will also air day-and-date with CTV on VRAK, subtitled in French. Encore presentations of THE LAUNCH air Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and Sundays at 11 a.m. ET on Much (visit CTV.ca and Much.com to confirm local listings).
Guiding artists through the audition, performing, and recording process are Scott Borchetta, world renowned music executive and CEO/Founder of Big Machine Label Group, and new permanent mentor Marie-Mai (STAR ACADÉMIE, LA VOIX), who join a weekly rotating panel of music industry powerhouse celebrity mentors and producers. Fan favourite entertainment reporter Liz Trinnear (ETALK) also joins Season 2 in a new hosting role.
Click here for a list of artists, airdates, and corresponding celebrity mentors and song producers. To learn more about each artist and to watch a Season 2 preview, visit @CTV_PR and click here. Viewers can catch up on Season 1 of THE LAUNCH on CTV.ca, the CTV app, and the all-new Crave.
- Download bios and new photos for Season 2 of THE LAUNCH at BellMedia.ca/PR.
- Interview opportunities are now available with the 30 aspiring artists.
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For further information: Amy Doary, THE LAUNCH Unit Publicist, [email protected]; Natalie Cole, Bell Media Studios and Radio, 416.384.2140 or [email protected]; Jessica Charbonneau, Bell Media Studios and Radio, 416.384.3016 or [email protected]