Toronto: Canadian Multicultural Radio (CMR) has recently announced that the highly anticipated Star Search 2011 finale show is to be held at the Burnhamthorpe Library Theatre on August 28, 2011 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.
This is CMR’s 6th annual musical competition in search of talents. The auditions and elimination rounds have been taped and archived on www.cmrstarsearch.com. The same was also aired on CMR TV and archived on www.mycmrtv.com . The CMR’s Canadian Talent Development Initiative has successfully evolved over the years. This initiative began in 2005 where many individuals from various communities participated and still continue to participate annually. Over the years, nearly a thousand contestants have auditioned for a chance to be the CMR Star. Each year has been unique with various special guests and judges adding knowledge and richness to the competition.
In 2010, CMR added more spice to this initiative by launching a special event dubbed ‘CMR Star Fest 2010’. The goal remained the same; to seek out, expose and reward the best of multicultural music talent from the various communities it serves. Many talented singers auditioned and competed leaving the judges with the difficult task of choosing the top 6. CMR Star Fest 2010 at the Albert Campbell Square in Scarborough where the audience had witnessed the final showdown and numerous amazing performances by various artists of different genres. The show was a grand success and the top 6 were chosen and awarded an opportunity to produce an album.
For this year’s search Vakeesan Muthulingam, Shobha Shekhar, and Harjit Singh Pabla, musicians, composers and singers of notable fame have come together as the panel of judges. And for the finale, the music sensation Prita Chhabra (http://www.pritamusic.com/) will also be joining the panel of judges. Unlike in the past, this year’s finale will feature performances by contestants of the CMR Star Search 2011 and performances by the judges and past winners too.
The Canadian Multicultural Radio Journalism Award, of $2,500, is given to the most deserving and outstanding student of Humber School of Media Studies who excels in academics and in journalism studies. A scholarship worth $2,000 created to develop new ethnic journalists and on-air talents is presented to a deserving new student entering media studies at Humber College. And a $2,500 bursary is awarded to a deserving student in the School of Media Studies at Humber College. CMR also invests a total of $7,000 annually to develop new ethnic journalists. “It is an immense pleasure to once again produce an album for the prestigious company CMR. Not only am I excited to be the music director for Star Search 2011, but to be a judge as well. This initiative taken by CMR is a great one that showcases local talent and sets forth a platform for individuals to grow from musically. Congratulations to all of the contestants and good luck not only in this competition, but in all of your future endeavors” said Vakeesan Muthulingam.
Admission for this event is free. For more information contact Jennifer Antony at 416-593-9300 x 233