Shore Song Search 2011: Finalist Showcase

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Starting tonight, the top ten finalists in this year’s Shore Song Search contest will take to the stage at The Biltmore for the first of two showcase events.

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For the next two Thursdays, half of the top ten finalists will perform in the hopes of becoming this year’s challenge winner.

Finalists performing Thursday, July 7th:
Billy the Kid
The Matinee
Randy Ponzio of Quest Poetics

Finalists performing Thursday, July 14th:
The Sumner Brothers
Ben Sigston
Sheree Plett
Ryan McAllister
Steph Macpherson
Prairie Dance Club

Doors will open at 8:00pm and admission is a minimum $5 donation, with proceeds going to the Canadian Music Therapy Trust.

Listeners, fans, and audience members are encouraged to vote for their favourites after hearing them live (or on Shore 104.3) by way of an online vote starting July 15, 2011.

I interviewed Patrick Zulinov, Music and Programming Director at The Shore, for my TV Week Online column when this year’s contest first began in May.

“There’s a huge amount of talent in this city that deserves to be heard,” he said. “I saw an opportunity to show off a lot of talent that I’ve experienced in this city and I wanted to get it on the radio.”

All of the artists needed to submit an original song, with lyrics, a melody, and arrangement, for the Song Search. The Grand Prize winner announcement will take place on Saturday, August 6th at SHOREfest at the Celebration of Light fireworks. is a proud sponsor of the Shore Song Search 2011.

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