The Next Star
|The Next Star|
The current logo
|Opening theme||"Let's Go" by Suzie McNeil|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||7|
|No. of episodes||90 (as of end of season 7)|
|Original release||July 18, 2008 – July 2014|
The Next Star is a Canadian reality television show on YTV hosted by Adamo Ruggiero (seasons 1-5) and Carlos Bustamante. (season 6). The show is a competition to find the most talented singer in Canada who is aged 15 years or younger to win and become "the next star". Winning contestants are Dunnery Bond (Season 1), Tianda Flegal (Season 2), Diego Gomes (Season 3), Melissa "Charlie" Storwick (Season 4), Brooklyn Roebuck (Season 5), Alicia Moffet (Season 6) and Jory Zechner (Season 7).
In addition to host Adamo Ruggiero (2008–2012), the judges for the first 4 seasons (2008–2011) included Suzie McNeil, Steve Cranwell, and Christopher Ward. The current judges (2012–present) are Keshia Chante, Mark Spicoluk, and Tara Oram. Season 5 aired on YTV from July 16 to September 23, 2012. The stylists and coaches (2008–present) are Jasmine Denham-Baird (Vocal Coach), Michael Riccio (Dance and Choreography), Peter Papapetrou (Clothes and Wardrobe), and Dee Daly (Hair and Makeup Stylist).
As of season 6, Carlos Bustamante (host of YTV's The Zone and One to One) is replacing the show's former host, Adamo Ruggiero and Web Host Mark "Suki" Suknanan was added to the cast.
On September 22, 2013, YTV announced that The Next Star was getting a spin-off show, entitled, The Next Star - Supergroups. It will be about groups of singers performing. The very first episode premiered March 11, 2014. The season one finale premiered April 13, 2014.
On March 5, 2014, the show's Facebook page confirmed that The Next Star will continue onto season seven  and premiered on July 14, 2014. Season 7 has Dan Kanter replacing Keshia Chante as a judge.
- 1 Season 1 (2008)
- 2 Season 2 (2009)
- 3 Season 3 (2010)
- 4 Season 4 (2011)
- 5 Season 5 (2012)
- 6 Season 6 (2013)
- 7 The Next Star - Supergroup
- 8 Season 7 (2014)
- 9 Season 8 (2016)
- 10 References
Season 1 (2008)
These were the top 100 contestants of season one. It was soon announced that 11-year-old Charlotte Kosc had been diagnosed with viral meningitis and pneumonia in her right lung and therefore couldn't continue in the competition (she had been chosen to carry on as one of the top six). Amanda Rowland was selected as a replacement.
- Alyssa Reid, then age 15
- Briar Gillis, then age 14
- Christina LeClair, then age 13, 14 at the finale
- Dunnery Bond, then age 14
- Maranda Thomas, then age 11
- Amanda Rowland, then age 14
|1||Dunnery Bond||1st||WON||Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|2||Briar Gillis||2nd||FINALIST||Vineland, Ontario|
|3||Charlotte Kosc||3rd||Dropped Out||Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|4||Maranda Thomas||4th||FINALIST||Mississauga, Ontario|
|5||Christina LeClair||5th||FINALIST||Brantford, Ontario|
|6||Alyssa Reid||6th||FINALIST||Brampton, Ontario|
|7||Amanda Rowland||7th||Sub for Charlotte||Montreal, Quebec|
|8||Andrea Macasaet||8th||Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|9||Chloe Lloyd||9th||Maple Ridge, British Columbia|
|10||Moses Duot||10th||Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|11||Kieran Jacobs||11th||Kahnawake, Quebec|
|12||Savannah Boyko||12th||Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|13||Teemu Alexander||13th||Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|1.||"Gonna Make You Dance"||Alyssa Reid||3:26|
|2.||"Stuck In My World"||Maranda Thomas||3:11|
|4.||"From the Heart"||Amanda Rowland||3:19|
|5.||"The Last Word"||Briar Gillis||3:15|
|6.||"Everyday Crazy"||Christina LeClair||3:36|
The first three episodes consisted of auditions and narrowing the top 12 down to 6 finalists.
|4||Musical Medical||The Top Six are after Episode 3.|
|6||The Next You||The Top Six find and create their own unique looks.|
|7||Meet the Press||The Top Six are interviewed on The Zone|
|8||The Duet||The Top Six partner up to perform a duet: Alyssa & Amanda, Briar & Christina, and Dunnery & Maranda.|
|9||Giving Back||The Top Six give back to local charities.|
|10||The Buzz||The Top Six will travel across Toronto to attend to some superstar duties and meet Nikki Yanofsky.|
|11||The Single||The Top Six unveil the finished result of their singles.|
|12||The Look Back||A recap of the entire season.|
|13||Live Finale||Dunnery Bond is crowned the winner at Canada's Wonderland on September 28, 2008.|
Alyssa Reid's debut single called "If You Are" which was released on August 23, 2010 with an accompanying music video. Her second single called "Alone Again" featuring P. Reign. "Alone Again" was released in November 2010, entering the Canadian Hot 100 at #79 for the week of January 1, 2011 and peaked at #11 the week of April 23, 2011. It reached an impressive #2 on the UK Official Charts. It was also certified Gold by the RIAA. Alone Again also had a music video. In February 2011, she entered the "Canadian Emerging Artist" chart at #1. Her second single, "The Game" was released on May 31, 2011 and entered the Canadian Hot 100 at #89 on the week of August 3, 2011 and peaked #35 on the week of September 24, 2011. She has released two studio albums. She has worked with many big named artists such as P. Reign, Hedley, Tyler Medeiros, Danny Fernandes, JRDN, Jesse Labelle, and Emily Osment.
Season 2 (2009)
This season's format is very similar to the previous one, with the judges and host traveling to 6 different locations throughout Canada to find their top contestants. But, unlike Season 1, the judges chose 16 contestants to move on to the semi-finals, as opposed to Season 1's Top 12. The winner received a grand prize package valued at over $6 million Canadian dollars including studio time at Metalworks Studios, to write and record two additional songs (not including the one performed on the show). These songs were produced by Universal Canada, and released in spring 2010. They will also have their own showcase at the premier annual Canadian Music Week Showcase, where they will debut their songs; as well as receiving a J-45 Standard Acoustic Guitar and an Epiphone Valve Jr. Combo Amp courtesy of Gibson Guitars. The season's compilation EP was released in October 2009.
The September 27 finale, from International Showplace at Canada's Wonderland, featured performances by FeFe Dobson and Justin Bieber, who had recently earned his first hit with "One Time", but not yet released an album.
The Top 6 was revealed to Canada on August 7, 2009.
- Wren Burnett, then age 13
- Tianda Flegal, then aged 13
- Lizz Kellermann, then age 14
- Darrelyne Bickel, then age 15
- Rayandra Hudson, then age 13 at the audition, then 14 throughout the show and final
- Brock Zanrosso, then age 14
|1||Tianda Flegal||1st||WON||Fraser Lake, British Columbia|
|2||Brock Zanrosso||2nd||FINALIST||Richmond, British Columbia|
|3||Lizz Kellermann||3rd||FINALIST||Missisauga, Ontario|
|4||Rayandra Hudson||4th||FINALIST||Missisauga, Ontario|
|5||Darrelyne Bickel||5th||FINALIST||The Pas, Manitoba|
|6||Wren Burnett||6th||FINALIST||Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|7||David Marino||16th/7th||Montreal, Quebec|
|8||Jordan Bergeron||16th/7th||Boisbriand, Quebec|
|9||Jonathan Lewis||16th/7th||Oakville, Ontario|
|10||Adriana Lombardo||16th/7th||Brampton, Ontario|
|11||Cheyenne Duff||16th/7th||Stratford, Ontario|
|12||Brady Chyzyk||16th/7th||Virden, Manitoba|
|13||Carlyn Graff||16th/7th||Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|14||Lauren Adamoski||16th/7th||Edmonton, Alberta|
|15||Kimberly Truong||16th/7th||Prince Rupert, British Columbia|
|16||Alyssa Alexander||16th/7th||Frase Lake, British Columbia|
Each of the six finalists also got to record a single, which are available on iTunes or on the show's season two compilation EP.
|1.||"Liar"||Tianda Flegal||Tri Define Records|
|2.||"One More First Chance"||Brock Zanrosso||Shawn Desman|
|3.||"If I Fall"||Wren Burnett||Davor Vulama|
|4.||"Solitude of Sunday"||Darrelyne Bickel||Dave Thompson|
|5.||"More Perfect than a Doll"||Lizz Kellermann||Simon Wilcox|
|6.||"What We Need is Love"||Rayandra Hudson||Chin Injeti|
Season 3 (2010)
The Next Star returns with a third season. Host Adamo Ruggiero, Judges Suzie McNeil, Steve Cranwell, and Christopher Ward. This contains the first Christmas themed episode. The song was "All I Want For Christmas Is You".
The Top 6
|1||Diego Gomes||TOP 6||Won|
|2||Isabelle Stern||TOP 6||Finalist|
|3||Victoria Duffield||TOP 6||Finalist|
|4||Mimoza Duot||TOP 6||Finalist|
|5||Madi Amyotte||TOP 6||Finalist|
|6||Brandon Bizior||TOP 6||Finalist|
|1.||"My Bestfriend's Girl"||Diego Gomes|
|2.||"I've Got A Crush On You"||Isabelle Stern|
|3.||"Front Row"||Madi Amyotte|
|4.||"Insane (Thru With U)"||Mimoza Duot|
|5.||"Better Off Anyway"||Brandon Bizior|
The Top 6 were called back to Toronto once again around December to perform a Top 6 group music video of the classic Christmas song, "All I Want For Christmas is You".
Victoria Duffield, then fifteen, now twenty, is now signed to a record label, and has worked with artists such as Cody Simpson. Her first album with Warner has had a subsequent success. Madi Amyotte had later won another competition, earning her a prize, which was an eight song album. Isabelle Stern won first prize twice on the Quebec television show "L'echelle du talent" on V (TV network), as well as other singing competitions. In 2013, she was also was called back to participate in the spin-off show of YTV's The Next Star: Supergroup. She has received some fame on YouTube and Twitter, being compared to artists such as Christina Aguilera and Rita Ora. In the summer of 2013, Mimoza also took part in a new season of YTV's The Next Star Supergroup as a contestant in the girl group "Kiss n' Shout."
Season 4 (2011)
The fourth season of The Next Star premiered on July 18, 2011. All three judges and host Adamo returned for the season. The season got a new logo - a big star with the show title on it. This season also had a new intro and the theme was slightly modified for the opening title sequence. For the first time since the first season, Calgary, Alberta was one of the 6 audition cities.
The Top 6 were revealed to Canada August 2011.
- Melissa "Charlie" Storwick, then age 12
- Shania Fillmore, then age 15
- Milly Benzu, then age 15
- April Llave, then age 13
- JD Meeboer, then age 15
- Parker Schmidt, then age 12
|1||Charlie Storwick||TOP 6||WINNER||Calgary, Alberta|
|2||Shania Fillmore||TOP 6||FINALIST||Saint-Philippe, New Brunswick|
|3||Milly Benzu||TOP 6||FINALIST||Longueuil, Quebec|
|4||JD Meeboer||TOP 6||FINALIST||Vineland, Ontario|
|5||April Llave||TOP 6||FINALIST||Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|6||Parker Schmidt||TOP 6||FINALIST||Duncan, British Columbia|
|7||Angela Apigo||OUT||Scarborough, Ontario|
|8||Lexie Tytlandsvik||OUT||Radville, Saskatchewan|
|9||Dane Bjornson||OUT||Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|10||Sydney Delong||OUT||Oakville, Ontario|
|11||Kristian Paschalis||OUT||Peterborough, Ontario|
|12||Dylan Mueller||OUT||Fairview, Alberta|
|13||Bradley Martinez||OUT||Castleton, Ontario|
|14||Yanxiu Wu||OUT||Scarborough, Ontario|
|15||Andrew Machum||OUT||Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|6.||Charlie||"Good As Gone"||Calgary, Alberta|
|4.||JD Meeboer||"Sparks Are Gonna Fly"||Vineland, Ontario|
|2.||Parker Schmidt||"It Might Be You"||Scarborough, Ontario|
|3.||April Llave||"Spotlight"||Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|5.||Milly Benzu||"If You Were Mine"||Longueuil, Quebec|
|7.||Top 6||"Turn It Up Up Up"||Various|
Charlie had a few Calgary, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Edmonton radio stations play her single Good as Gone a few days after the live finale. She was also interviewed on a few radio stations and television shows after her win on the show. Charlie and JD have had their music videos air on Much Music and Family Channel as well as Shania on Family Channel.Charlie has gone on to record two new singles, 'Glitter In the Sky' and 'Paper Heart' featuring Nate Hall.
Shania Fillmore's music video for "Dreams" has aired on CMT, YTV, and Family Channel and her single played at radio stations coming from East to West of Canada. Shania also had her own show at the Capitol Theater along with JD Meeboer. Parker had a special guest appearance on YTV's Mr. Young and Parker has been signed by Play Management in Vancouver and will do more TV and Film work. Parker has recorded two new singles in late 2012, 'Hey You' and 'Angel Inside of You'.
Lexie Tytlandsvik's single (also her audition song) is now available on iTunes and has been played on some radio stations across Canada. (she was in top 16)
Season 5 (2012)
Adamo Ruggiero returned as the host for season 5, with Keshia Chante, Mark Spicoluk, and Tara Oram as new judges. The season premiered on July 16, 2012. This season the show also hit over 6500 followers on Twitter  and 60,000 likes on their Facebook. A new part is "The Wild Card", four people who received a "No" at the auditions are reconsidered and one will get The Wild Card, a chance to continue on. The live finale at Canada's Wonderland was held on September 23, 2012. The 'winners song' for the season was "One Thing" by One Direction. Brooklyn performed the "winners song". In late-September 2012, it was announced that there is going to be another episode of this season titled "48 Hours In The Spotlight". Also, on November 12, 2012, it was announced that there will be a Christmas episode, song and music video with the whole top 6, premiering on December 11, 2012 after Life with Boys: Naughty or Nice with Boys. "48 Hours In The Spotlight" will contain Brooklyn's second single/music video. The 'Winner's Episode' premiered on December 18, 2012. This was the second Christmas episode since Season 3. Pop singer Aleesia performed as a musical guest for the show.
- Brooklyn Roebuck, then age 14
- Darren Espanto, age 10 at auditions, then 11 during the show and final
- Ryan Hawken, age 14 at auditions, then 15 during the show and final
- Amer Dhaliwal, then age 15
- Grace Johnston, then age 15
- Issy Dahl, age 14 at auditions, then 15 during the show and final
Choosing the Wild Card
The judges picked 4 contestants who at first received a "No" at the auditions. Issy then received the Wild Card.
|1||Issy Dahl||Nominated||WON AS WILD CARD||Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|2||Jonah Berens||Nominated||OUT||Winnipeg Manitoba|
|4||Maria||Nominated||OUT||Maple Ridge, British Columbia|
|1||Brooklyn Roebuck||TOP 6||WON||Chatham, Ontario|
|2||Darren Espanto||TOP 6||Finalist||Calgary, Alberta|
|3||Ryan Hawken||TOP 6||Finalist||Toronto, Ontario|
|4||Amer Dhaliwal||TOP 6||Finalist||Brampton, Ontario|
|5||Grace Johnston||TOP 6||Finalist||Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|6||Issy Dahl||TOP 6||Finalist||Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|8||Brianna||OUT||Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador|
|11||Kafaye Rose||OUT||Toronto, Ontario|
|Episode #||Title||Summary||Air date|
|1||"Auditions, Part 1"||The judges Tara Oram, Keshia Chante and Mark Spicoluk set off to find the top 13 with the host Adamo Ruggiero.||July 16, 2012|
|2||"Auditions, Part 2"||The judges Tara Oram, Keshia Chante and Mark Spicoluk set off to find the top 13 with the host Adamo Ruggiero.||July 23, 2012|
|3||"Auditions, Part 3"||The judges Tara Oram, Keshia Chante and Mark Spicoluk set off to find the top 13 with the host Adamo Ruggiero.||July 30, 2012|
|4||"Top 6"||The judges have found the top 13 and are now watching them perform to find the top 6. Brooklyn, Amer, Ryan, Darren, Grace and Issy are the top 6.||August 6, 2012|
|5||"The Next Song"||The top 6 choose their own song, style, dance moves and wardrobe.||August 13, 2012|
|6||"Panel of Experts"||Now the panel of experts choose the top 6's wardrobe, style, dance moves and song.||August 20, 2012|
|7||"So Much!"||The panel of experts once again choose the top 6's wardrobe, style, dance moves and song. Plus, they film a commercial for the finale.||August 27, 2012|
|8||"Music Videos, Part 1"||Grace, Brooklyn and Darren get together with their own producer to create their own single and music video.||September 3, 2012|
|9||"Music Video, Part 2"||Amer, Issy and Ryan get together with their own producer to create their own single and music video.||September 10, 2012|
|10||"It's NOW"||The top 6 create a group single called "NOW" and they film a music video for the song.||September 17, 2012|
|11||"The Next Star Finale"||The judges, the host and the top 6 join together for the live finale with singing guest's Shawn Desman, Neverest and Cher Lloyd.||September 23, 2012|
|12||"Not On The Naughty List"||The gang are back in Toronto and Adamo makes sure that the judges and the top 6 aren't on the Naughty List. They also create one last group song for Christmas.||December 11, 2012|
|13||"48 Hours In The Spotlight"||This episode follows Brooklyn as she just starts to get the fact that she WON THE NEXT STAR! It will premiere one of her new singles and music video.||December 18, 2012|
|1.||Grace||"Caught Up"||Nicole Hughes|
|2.||Brooklyn||"The Way I See You" ft. Nate Hall (finale only)||Wayne Petti|
|3.||Darren||"Gotta Give A Little Extra"||Rezza Brothers|
|4.||Amer||"See You Again"||Jeff Dazel|
|6.||Ryan||"In My Mind"||Zubin Thakkar|
|7.||Top 6||"Now"||Jasmine Denham|
|8.||Top 6||"Oh Oh Santa"||Jasmine Denham|
Brooklyn Roebuck - After winning, she got together with Sony Music Canada to discuss her single. She opened up one of Michelle Wright's shows and performed in CMT's Gift of Giving 2012. She guest starred as herself in YTV's Life with Boys and then record her second song "Lemon & Lime". From all that, she got signed with Shaw Communications and Viacom Records
Darren Espanto - He filmed an episode of Life with Boys. He also auditioned for : The Voice Kids: Philippines for season 1. He ended up making it to the finale to come in 2nd place. After that, he appeared on a lot of Filipino television. He has also released his debut album, Darren, which peaked at number one on both the iTunes Store PH and Astro Chart.
Season 6 (2013)
Through their Facebook page, The Next Star has confirmed its return for a sixth season. The announcement was made on March 5, 2013. Adamo Ruggiero is not returning to be a host and Carlos Bustamante will instead be taking over, as confirmed in a video released on March 20, 2013. "The Wild Card" is back. It premiered on July 15, 2013 on YTV. This is the first season to have a finale pre-show.
|1||Alicia Moffet||TOP 9||TOP 6||WON||Montreal, Quebec|
|2||Alex Zaichkowski||TOP 9||TOP 6||Finalist||St. Albert, Alberta|
|3||Paige Prescott||TOP 9||TOP 6||Finalist||Winnipeg|
|4||Kat Moscone||TOP 9||TOP 6||Finalist||Toronto, Ontario|
|5||Jaden MacPhee||TOP 9||TOP 6||Finalist||Windsor, Ontario|
|6||Dante Scott||TOP 9||TOP 6||Finalist||Amherstburg, Ontario|
|7||Angelina||TOP 9||OUT||Whitehorse, Yukon|
|8||Yasmeen||TOP 9||OUT||Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador|
|9||Cameron Molloy||TOP 9||OUT||Allison, New Brunswick|
|10||Mason Vail||OUT||St. Catharines, Ontario|
|11||Olenka Bak||OUT||London, Ontario|
|Wildcard||Gary Gordon||OUT||Barrie, Ontario|
- Alicia Moffet, then age 14, Winner
- Jaden Myles, then age 14 (Finalist)
- Paige Prescott, then age 15 (Finalist)
- Alex Zaichkowski, then age 15 (Finalist)
- Dante Scott, then age 12 (Finalist)
- Kat Moscone, then age 13 (Finalist)
|Episode #||Title||Summary||Air date|
|1||"Auditions, Part 1"||The judges Tara Oram, Keshia Chante and Mark Spicoluk set off to find the top 13 with the host Carlos Bustamente.||July 15, 2013|
|2||"Auditions, Part 2"||The judges Tara Oram, Keshia Chante and Mark Spicoluk set off to find the top 13 with the host Carlos Bustamente.||July 22, 2013|
|3||"Auditions, Part 3"||The judges Tara Oram, Keshia Chante and Mark Spicoluk set off to find the top 13 with the host Carlos Bustamente.||July 29, 2013|
|4||"The Little Twist"||The top 13 perform to find out who will make the top 9, this seasons twist.||August 5, 2013|
|5||"This Seasons Top 6"||The top 9 perform to see who will make this season's top 6. Paige, Alex, Kat, Dante, Alicia and Jaden make the top 6.||August 12, 2013|
|6||"It's Up To You"||The top 6 choose their own style, dance moves and song to perform in front of a live audience.||August 19, 2013|
|7||"Flip It"||It's now up to the experts to choose their new style & look, dance moves and song in front of live audience.||August 26, 2013|
|8||"We're A Team"||A top 6 member must help another top 6 member in there perform in front of a live audience.||September 2, 2013|
|9||"We Just Don't Care!"||The top 6 pair up with another member to perform a song in front of a live audience. Also, they film there group music video titled "We Just Don't Care"||September 9, 2013|
|10||"#musicvideos"||Alex, Paige, Dante, Alicia, Jaden and Kat film there individual music videos.||September 16, 2013|
|11||"The Next Star Finale: Live!"||The top 6, the judges and the host, Carlos Bustamante, all join together at Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario, on September 22, 2013. They find out who will be crowned the show's season 6 'Next Star'.
This season's special guest performers include Cody Simpson and Eleven Past One. They also include Brooklyn Roebuck, Darren Espanto, and the Top 6.
|September 22, 2013|
|1.||Top 6||"We Just Don't Care"||Peter Papapetrou|
|3.||Alex||"All I Want"||Adam Goldhammer|
|4.||Alicia||"Better Watch Out For Me"||Ben Knetchel|
|6.||Dante||"Goodbye Gravity"||Grandson and Son|
|7.||Paige||"Say U 2"||Stash Caper|
The Next Star - Supergroup
During commercial break on the season six live finale (September 22, 2013) it was announced there will be a The Next Star spin-off titled The Next Star - Supergroup. It was soon after confirmed on the official The Next Star Twitter though nothing was said about it. The Next Star - SuperGroup appears to be similar to The Next Star but The Next Star - SuperGroup is not about solo singers, it is about groups of singers performing. There will be new judges and coaches. Not much is known about it. There will be contestants from other seasons on the show including: Parker Schmidt, Shania Fillmore, Isabelle Stern, Amer Dhaliwal, Mimoza Duot, Gary Gordon, Dane Bjornson, Olenka Bak, Bradley Martinez, and Ryan Hawken. The very first episode premiered March 11, 2014. The season one finale premiered April 13, 2014. In the premiere, there was live screening party at Toronto to watch the first episode, attended by the fans of The Next Star, the hosts of the show, and other known members including Carlos Bustamente and Ryan Dizon.
Season 7 (2014)
|1||Jory Zechner||TOP 6||WON||Nipigon, Ontario|
|2||Kaleia Simons-Cook||TOP 6||Finalist||Edmonton, Alberta|
|3||Michaelah Weekes||TOP 6||Finalist||Kelowna, British Columbia|
|4||Nissita Francis||TOP 6||Finalist||Barrie, Ontario|
|5||Ryland Clark||TOP 6||Finalist||Deseronto, Ontario|
|6||Shon Burnett||TOP 6||Finalist||Surrey, British Columbia|
|10||McKenzie Jade||OUT||Chilliwack, British Columbia|
|12||Richard||OUT||South Surrey, British Columbia|
- Jory Zechner (Winner), then age 15
- Kaleia Simons-Cook (Finalist), age 12 at auditions, then 13 during the show and final
- Michaelah Weekes (Finalist), then age 15
- Nissita Francis (Finalist), age 12 at auditions, then 13 during the show and final
- Ryland Clark (Finalist), age 14 at auditions, then 15 during the show and final
- Shon Burnett (Finalist), then age 12
|1.||"Up To Us"||Jory Zechner|
|2.||"Breaking Glass"||Kaleia Simons-Cook|
|3.||"What R U Doin 2 Me"||Michaelah Weekes|
|4.||"Do It"||Nissita Francis|
|5.||"So Hepburn"||Ryland Clark|
|6.||"Be Your Holiday"||Shon Burnett|
Season 8 (2016)
It was announced that there will not be a Season 8 of The Next Star in 2015, but will be in 2016. On June 27th 2016 it was confirmed that The Next Star won't return for a 8th season any time soon.
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