L&O Songwriter Showdown – Top 12 Announced
The Town of Collingwood is thrilled to announce the top 12 semi-finalists in the Live & Original Songwriter Showdown:
|Kendrick Ambrose||Marshall Dane||
|Mike Charette||Emily Hoppe||Alyssa Pridham|
|Bernadette Connors||Amanda Kelly||Rebecca Rain|
|Jeff Cunningham||Jamie McLaughlin||Sohayla Smith|
The public will have several chances to hear the artists perform, but for anyone who would like a preview, clips of each contestant’s audition videos will be posted at www.LiveandOriginal.ca in the upcoming days.
The L&O Songwriter Showdown celebrates finding musical creativity and innovation at the grass-roots level. This is an opportunity for unknown artists to develop their own individual songwriting ability and performance style, in a competition format, performing their original songs live and in-person. This competition is designed to give the audience a connection with the artist as he or she expresses their personal story through song.
This event is the evolution from L&O’s inaugural year in 2015, which saw Gina Horswood crowned as the first Live & Original Winner, after wowing the judges and voting audience with her vocal style and musical talent. This year’s enhancements include a larger venue at the Gayety Theatre, more opportunities to experience up and coming musicians, and new ways for festival-goers to see and support a favourite singer/songwriter in their quest for a share of $5,000 in cash.
For more information on the Live & Original Music series, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.LiveandOriginal.ca.