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The Next Star
The Next Star logo.jpg
The current logo
Presented by
Opening theme "Let's Go" by Suzie McNeil
Country of origin Canada
No. of seasons 9
No. of episodes 124 (as of end of season 9)
Running time Varies
Original network YTV
Original release July 18, 2008 – September 26th 2016
External links

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 [1] and premiered on July 14, 2014. Season 7 has Dan Kanter replacing Keshia Chante as a judge.[2]

Season 1 (2008)[edit]

Top 6[edit]

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
# Contestants Eliminations Hometown
01 02
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


Each of the six finalists also got to record a single, available on iTunes or on the show's season one compilation EP.

# Song Artist Length
1. "Gonna Make You Dance" Alyssa Reid 3:26
2. "Stuck In My World" Maranda Thomas 3:11
3. "Shy" Dunnery Bond 3:02
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.

Episode Theme Info
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.

Contestant success[edit]

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)[edit]

The second season of "The Next Star!" premiered on July 17, 2009.[3] Suzie McNeil, Steve Cranwell and Christopher Ward all returned as judges, and Adamo Ruggiero returned as host.[4]


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.[5]

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.

Top 6[edit]

The Top 6 was revealed to Canada on August 7, 2009.

  • Wren Burnett , then age 13
  • Tianda Flegal, then age 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
# Contestants Eliminations Hometown
1 2
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 Sabrina Duda 16th/7th Surrey, 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.

# Song Artist Producer
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)[edit]

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[edit]

# Contestants Eliminations
1 2
1 Diego Gomes TOP 6 WON
2 Victoria Duffield TOP 6 Finalist
3 Isabelle Stern TOP 6 Finalist
4 Mimoza Duot TOP 6 Finalist
5 Madi Amyotte TOP 6 Finalist
6 Brandon Bizior TOP 6 Finalist
7 Annie OUT
8 Kelsey OUT
9 Sophie OUT
10 Alesandria OUT
11 Brook OUT
12 Evan OUT
13 Anton OUT
14 Sabrina OUT
15 Zaki OUT
16 Annaliese OUT
17 Dylden OUT


No. Song Artist
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
6. "Fever" Victoria Duffield

The top six were called back to Toronto once again around December to perform a top 6 group music video of the Christmas song "All I Want For Christmas is You".

Contestant success[edit]

Victoria Duffield, then fifteen, now twenty,[when?] is signed to a record label, and has worked with artists such as Cody Simpson. Her first album with Warner has had a subsequent success.[clarification needed] Madi Amyotte 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, as well as other singing competitions. In 2013, she was also called back to participate in the spin-off show of YTV's The Next Star: Supergroup. She has received some fame[clarification needed] on YouTube and Twitter, being compared to artists such as Christina Aguilera and Rita Ora. In 2016, Isabelle released a song on platforms such as Spotify, beatport and Apple Music called "Just to Find Your Love." Her newest EDM song "Paradise" has not yet been released, but has managed to be part of an ad in a Beachclub video as well as Virgin Radio's Afterparty with Vito V on Saturday nights in Montreal. In summer 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)[edit]

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.

# Contestants Eliminations Hometown
1 2
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
16 Aiden OUT Thornhill, Ontario


# Person Song Hometown
1. Charlie "Good As Gone" Calgary, Alberta
2. Shania "Dreams" Scarborough, Ontario
3. JD Meeboer "Sparks Are Gonna Fly" Vineland, Ontario
4. Parker Schmidt "It Might Be You" Scarborough, Ontario
5. April Llave "Spotlight" Winnipeg, Manitoba
6. Milly Benzu "If You Were Mine" Longueuil, Quebec
7. Top 6 "Turn It Up Up Up" Various

Contestant success[edit]

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)[edit]

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 [6] and 60,000 likes on their Facebook.[7] 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".[8] 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[edit]

The judges picked 4 contestants who at first received a "No" at the auditions. Issy then received the Wild Card.

# Contestants Eliminations Hometown
01 02
1 Issy Dahl Nominated WON AS WILD CARD Winnipeg, Manitoba
2 Jonah Berens Nominated OUT Winnipeg, Manitoba
3 Rebecca Nominated OUT Edmonton, Alberta
4 Maria Nominated OUT Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Top 6[edit]

# Contestants Eliminations Hometown
01 02
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
7 Madi OUT Whitehorse, Yukon
8 Brianna OUT Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador
9 Daniel OUT Winnipeg, Manitoba
10 Vince OUT Oshawa, Ontario
11 Kafaye Rose OUT Toronto, Ontario
12 Kaija OUT Ottawa, Ontario
13 Becky OUT Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec


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


# Person Song Producer
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
5. Issy "More" Rob Wells
6. Ryan "In My Mind" Zubin Thakkar
7. Top 6 "Now" Jasmine Denham
8. Top 6 "Oh Oh Santa" Jasmine Denham

Contestant Success[edit]

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 recorded her second song, "Lemon and 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)[edit]

Through their Facebook page, The Next Star has confirmed its return for a sixth season. The announcement was made on March 5, 2013.[9] 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.[10] "The Wild Card" is back. It premiered on July 15, 2013 on YTV.[11] This is the first season to have a finale pre-show.

Top 6[edit]

# Contestants Eliminations 03
01 02 Hometown
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
12 Elizabeth OUT Ottawa
Wildcard Gary Gordon OUT Barrie, Ontario
  • Alicia Moffet, then age 14, Winner
  • Jaden MacPhee, 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


# Person Song Director
1. Top 6 "We Just Don't Care" Peter Papapetrou
2. Kat "Lioness" AaronA
3. Alex "All I Want" Adam Goldhammer
4. Alicia "Better Watch Out For Me" Ben Knetchel
5. Jaden "Winners" Dan LeMoyne
6. Dante "Goodbye Gravity" Grandson and Son
7. Paige "Say U 2" Stash Caper

The Next Star - Supergroup[edit]

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.[12] 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.[13]

Season 7 (2014)[edit]

The Next Star continues for a seventh season [1] and premiered on July 14, 2014. Season 7 has Dan Kanter replacing Keshia Chante as a judge.[2]

# Contestants Eliminations Hometown
01 02
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
7 Anna OUT Regina, Saskatchewan
8 Grace OUT Toronto, Ontario
9 Jake OUT Newcastle, Ontario
10 McKenzie OUT Chilliwack, British Columbia
11 Nayana OUT Ottawa, Ontario
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


# Song Artist
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[edit]

On June 27th, 2016, it was confirmed that The Next Star won't return for an 8th season any time soon.

Elimination chart[edit]

Top 13 Wild Card Winner
Did Not Perform Safe Safe First Safe Last Eliminated Judges' Save
Stage: Semi-Finals Wild Card Finals
Week: 2/20 2/27 3/6 3/13 3/20 3/27 4/31 4/10 4/17 4/24 5/12 5/8 5/15 5/21
Place Contestant Result
1 James Paskal Top 13 Winner
2 Lavender Flett Wild Card Top 13 Bottom 3 Runner-up
3 Jonah Berens Top 13 Elim
4 Raven Grimaster Top 13 Bottom 2 Bottom 2 Elim
5 Sam Yoal Top 13 Bottom 3 Bottom 3 Saved Elim
6 'Isaac Bunton Wild Card Top 13 Bottom 3 Bottom 3 Bottom 2 Elim
7 Cj Constant Top 13 Bottom 3 Elim
8 Loren Ford Top 13 Bottom 3 Bottom 3 Elim
9 Majesty Urista Top 13 Bottom 3 Bottom 3 Elim
10 Ashley Keppler Top 13 Bottom 3 Bottom 3 Elim
11 'Riley Moore Top 13 Elim
12 Emily Majenga Top 13 Elim
13 Christine O'Connor Wild Card Top 13 Elim
14–15 Natasha Stuart Wild Card Elim
Robert Starr Wild Card
16–20 Camden Mckay Elim
Hunter Calpian.
Brianna George
Mary Lisa George
Emmanuel Landers
  • ^Note 1 Due to the judges using their one 'Judges' Save' per season, in order to save Woolf, the 'Top 8' remained intact for another week, and no one was eliminated at the end of the show on April 3.
  • ^Note 2 During the 'Top 5' results show the remaining contestants were given the option by each taking an anonymous vote to either go by America's votes and send only one person home or if all votes were "yes" the 'Top 5' will remain intact for one more week and two contestants go home next week. The votes ended with two out of the five voting no. Without revealing the bottom 2, Ryan announced that Sam Woolf had received the lowest amount of votes and was eliminated.


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