-- Seven awards to be presented by 16 presenters during
April 1 broadcast --
-- Crews roll-in to Saskatoon to create set designed to reflect the
spirit of the Prairies --
-- Michael Bublé to appear; Bob Rock to jam with The Tragically Hip --
SASKATOON, SK, March 29 /CNW/ - With just three days to go before the
biggest traveling TV show in Canada rocks Saskatoon, CTV revealed the final
elements of its The 2007 JUNO Awards broadcast plans today. Airing live on
Sunday, April 1 at 7 p.m. ET (tape delayed at 9 p.m. PT) from Saskatoon's
Credit Union Centre, CTV's two-hour broadcast will see seven JUNO Awards
handed out by 16 presenters, all from one of the most inspired set designs in
JUNO Awards history.
"We've planned a show with a wide range of moments," said Susanne Boyce,
CTV President of Programming and Chair of the CTV Media Group. "From the
intimate to the humorous to the jaw-dropping spectacle of it all."
CTV and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS)
announced today the names of the 16 presenters who will bestow the coveted
JUNO statuettes during CTV's broadcast: Eva Avila, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings,
George Canyon, Keshia Chanté, Gord Downie, Sarah Harmer, Hedley, Colin James,
Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Molly Johnson, Haydain Neale, Nickelback, Sam Roberts
and Tomi Swick. Also slated to present are 2007 Canada's Walk of Fame inductee
Rick Hansen as well as the Honourable Bev Oda. Additionally, CTV and CARAS
confirmed today that Michael Bublé will appear from Vancouver.
"We're thrilled that this great representation of Canada's music industry
will join us on stage as presenters on The 2007 JUNO Awards," said Melanie
Berry, President of CARAS and an Executive Producer of the broadcast. "This
year's presenters represent a great cross section of Canada's celebrated
artists, many of whom are nominees for 2007. We're honoured to have them on
our stage this year."
CTV and CARAS confirmed today that seven award categories will be
presented throughout the duration of the show. The categories are JUNO Fan
Choice Award (presented by Doritos); Single of the Year; Album of the Year
(Sponsored by CRIA); Group of the Year; New Artist of the Year (Sponsored by
FACTOR and Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters); Rock Album of the Year and
R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.
Additionally, Bob Rock will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of
Fame during the broadcast. Visit Junos.CTV.ca for a complete list of nominees
in each category.
As previously announced, The 2007 JUNO Awards features 11 dynamic
Canadian artists performing throughout the jam-packed, two-hour show. The
broadcast features a diverse musical line-up, including a mix of arena rock,
hip hop, adult contemporary, alt and art rock, acoustic, pop and dance music.
The 11 performers represent some of Canada's most established musical acts, as
well as international superstars, critical darlings, independent success
stories and up-and-coming stars. Performing from Saskatoon are Alexisonfire,
Billy Talent, City and Colour, DJ Champion, Gregory Charles, Nelly Furtado,
k-os, Three Days Grace, The Tragically Hip and Patrick Watson. CTV and CARAS
also announced today that Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Bob Rock will
jam with The Tragically Hip during their performance.
To see the complete announcement, or to download photos and a sketch of
the set for The 2007 JUNO Awards go to: www.ctvmedia.ca.
For further information:
For further information: For more information about The 2007 JUNO Awards
broadcast, contact: Renee Dupuis, CTV, (416) 948-0203, email@example.com; For
general information about CARAS and the 2007 JUNO Awards, contact: Sara
McLaren, Holmes Creative Communications, (306) 281-6906 or