JD Meeboer

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JD Meeboer
Birth name John David Meeboer
Born (1995-10-10) October 10, 1995 (age 21)
Vineland, Ontario, Canada
Genres Pop rock, pop punk dance-pop, electropop
Occupation(s) Singer, Dancer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Drums, bass, mandolin, piano
Years active 2010-present
Labels unsigned
Associated acts Charlie

John David Meeboer (nicknamed JD) is a Canadian singer/songwriter and contestant of The Next Star season 4.

Personal life[edit]

In 2010, prior to appearing on The Next Star, Meeboer performed around his hometown of Vineland, Ontario with his band, booking over 15 local appearances.[citation needed]

Following the filming of The Next Star, Meeboer's single, "Sparks Are Gonna Fly" was rated #21 at the MuchMusic #Trending rates of 2011.[further explanation needed][citation needed]

His music video for his single, "Sparks Are Gonna Fly" has also appeared on Family Channel.

As of 2012, Meeboer continues to perform solo and with his band, as well as with Shania Fillmore in New Brunswick.[1] After doing the show with [Shania] (JD) continues on with his musical career in his hometown, Vineland.

Earlier in 2012, Meeboer and his band had entered the Niagara Singing Contest and made the finals. Winner is yet to be revealed Meeboer auditioned for The Next Star season 3 but did not make it past the judges, due to his stage presence not being "strong enough" as Steve Cranwell stated. May 28, 2011, he returned to The Next Star auditions and advanced to the Top 16 round in Toronto.

After performing "Secrets", Meeboer made it as a Top 6 contestant, along with Charlie, Milly, Shania, Parker and April, though it wasn't publicly aired until August 9, 2011 on YTV.[2]

Throughout the season, Meeboer performed a total of 12 songs. (One being his Top 16 audition, and two being music videos) The first song he performed was "Secrets". After meeting his music producer, Nicole Hughes, they both created her new song titled "Sparks are Gonna Fly". Along with the rest of the top six, Meeboer performed a preview of his song. He later performed a battle song with contestant Shania; himself with "About Us" and Shania with "Alone Again". Then for the group battle, he performed "I Love Rock and Roll"; with Shania and Milly, v.s. "Whip My Hair" performed by Charlie, Parker and April. Further on in the series, He performed "I heard it through the grape vine" for the Motown segment of the season. Meeboer also performed a Motown song with contestants Milly and Parker titled "".

Towards the end of the season, Meeboer also created a music video titled "Sparks are Gonna Fly", and created a group music video, "Turn It Up Up Up" with himself and the other top 6 members before leaving the show. The eventual winner, Charlie, was named during the finale on September 25, 2011. Meeboer's single, "Sparks are Gonna Fly", along with the rest of the Top 6 singles are now available on iTunes and on The Next Star season 4 album.

Following the conclusion of the show, Meeboer began performing in New Brunswick, with fellow top 6 contestant, Shania Fillmore.[1]

Starting in early 2013 JD started his new band Bitter Kids which play shows around Ontario with other local bands such as Hardcore Warrior and The Mop Handles. Their largest show to date has been playing the 2014 St. Francis Secondary School Winter Formal. Their set list included originals and covers ranging from Justin Bieber classics to Modanna's "Like a Virgin". February 2014 the band took part in its first tour playing shows in Ottawa, Toronto, St. Catharines, the outskirts of Hamilton, and other cities around Ontario. The band is known for their high energy performances as well as a pop driven, emotional sound comparable to Sleeping with Sirens, often drawing criticism for the highly similar sound. They have also released their debut EP titled "Monster House" which consists of 5 songs.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Next Star Himself Top 6

Discography[edit]

Year Title Artist Producer Notes
2011 "Sparks Are Gonna Fly" JD Meeboer Nicole Hughes #262 top 500 iTunes
2011 "Turn It Up Up Up" The Next Star; top 6 Jasmine Denham-Baird #498 top 500 iTunes

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes
2011 "Sparks Are Gonna Fly" JD Meeboer[3] #21 on MuchMusic Countdown
2011 "Turn It Up Up Up" The Next Star top 6 Aired on CMT as #69 in top 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shania Fillmore & JD from YTV's The Next Star at the Capitol". Capitol.nb.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  2. ^ "The Next Star on YTV.com". Nextstar.ytv.com. 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  3. ^ "JD Meeboer - Sparks Are Gonna Fly (Official Music Video) - Video". Metacafe.com. 2011-09-17. Retrieved 2012-01-05.