By: Tara Thompson
Today fan voting opened for the 21st Annual Radio Star National Songwriting Competition. It’s a contest that highlights the best up and coming talent in Canada. Judging is comprised of industry professionals, radio station staff and online public voting and are judged on songwriting quality, artist/band performance, and overall musicianship.
There are 9 regional winners who have already won an acoustic guitar, synthesizer, microphones and more. The grand prize consists of $10,000 cash, an Epiphone Les Paul Ultra III, drum kit, synthesizer, microphone and more.
The 9 regional winners are as follows:
Toronto, ON (Virgin Radio 99.9 FM) Crystalyne – 6 in the Morning
Montreal, QC (Virgin Radio 96 FM) – Beazy – Heartbeat
Halifax, NS (101.3 The Bounce FM) – RocketRocketShip – Here’s To Us
Regina, SK (Big Dog 92.7 FM) – Amy Nelson If You Don’t Miss Me
Ottawa, ON (The Beat 106.9 FM) – Weird With Cats – List
Winnipeg, MB (Virgin Radio 103.1 FM) – The Treble
Calgary, AB (CJAY 92 FM) – Open Air – Snake Charmer
Edmonton, AB (The Bear 100.3 FM) – Pistols at 20 Paces – Till We Meet Again
Vancouver, BC (The Beat 94.5 FM) – Jessica Lee – Wrecking Ball
Voting is super easy, you just go to this website: www.radiostar.ca/fans-choice
Enter your email and create a password.
Check your email (most likely in spam/junk) and verify the email
Log in and cast your vote
There’s a lot of great music in this competition so even if you know who you want to vote for already, give the other songs a listen too. Personally, I’m rallying for RocketRocketShip. Let us know who you hope takes home the big grand prize.
I’m Tara and I’m a graphic designer from Newfoundland. I am very fortunate to live in a city where there is a ton of amazing musicians. I’ve grown very fond of the local music scene in St. John’s and some of my favorite bands are ones I’ve met through going to local shows.