The Launch on CTV: Series Preview and Episode Guide

This Wednesday, Scott Borchetta, CTV, and a list of music industry heavyweights will put a spotlight on Canadian music when The Launch premieres.

Borchetta, the industry veteran and head of Big Machine Label Group (Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, Reba, and more) will be joined by Shania Twain, Alessia Cara, Fergie, Nikki Sixx, Jennifer Nettles, busbee, Ryan Tedder, Boy George, Julia Michaels, Stephan Moccio, Dann Huff and Ian Kirkpatrick to mentor and launch the careers of talented and deserving Canadian musicians.

The seven episode series will include 30 independent musicians competing for the opportunity to release a brand new single, written and produced by world-renowned talent. Click Here to see all of the musicians and learn more about them through their Q&A videos.

The first six episodes of The Launch will feature five artists each, working with their mentors and recording their version of that week’s song. At the end of each episode, the winning artist will have their version of the song released immediately following the airing of the episode.

Unlike other reality style music shows, fans will not have a direct impact on which of the artists participating will win from week to week. The mentors starring in each episode will make the decision, and the song will be released. This isn’t a popularity contest, this is music.

The seventh episode (Just Launched, recently added to the season) will be an in-depth look at the six artists who won their weeks and had their songs released to the world. Bell Media has also announced that an extended Director’s Cut of the series will be released to Canadian streaming service Crave TV each week following the broadcast premiere.

If you’re unfamiliar with the series, check out the promo here…

The six competition episodes have been announced in detail by Bell Media, with mentors and artists revealed.

The Launch, Season 1 Episode Guide

Episode 1: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Mentors: Shania Twain, busbee
Artists
Havelin (Edmonton, AB)
Julia Tomlinson (King City, ON)
Logan Staats (Ohsweken, Six Nations of the Grand River reserve, ON)
The Revel Boys (Toronto, ON)
Vivian Hicks (Georgetown, ON)

Episode 2: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Mentors: Jennifer Nettles, Ryan Tedder
Artists
Basil Phoenix (The Pas, MB)
Divine Lightbody (Brampton, ON)
Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine (Ottawa, ON)
JP Maurice (Vancouver, BC)
LITEYEARS (Hamilton, ON)

Episode 3: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Mentors: Fergie, Stephan Moccio
Artists
Ezra Jordan (Toronto, ON)
Faiza (Toronto, ON)
Jaryd Stanley (Rothesay, NB)
Poesy (Ancaster, ON)
Sariyah Hines (London, ON)

Episode 4: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mentors: Nikki Sixx, Dann Huff
Artists
Amy Bishop (Calgary, AB)
Chad Price (London, ON)
Dylan Menzie (Belle River, PEI)
Sons Of Daughters (Vancouver, BC)
The Static Shift (Calgary, AB)

Episode 5: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Mentors: Julia Michaels, Ian Kirkpatrick
Artists
James Marshall (Acton, ON)
Jayd Ink (Toronto, ON)
Nicky MacKenzie (Salt Spring Island, BC)
Noelle Maracle (Tyendinaga, ON)
Zack Lane (Moncton, NB)

Episode 6: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Mentors: Boy George, Alessia Cara, Stephan Moccio
Artists
Elequen (Forest, ON)
Ethan Young (Toronto, ON)
Grace Bakker (Toronto, ON)
Raymond Salgado (Lantzville, BC)
Victoria Azevedo (Toronto, ON)

Episode 7: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

“…An in-depth look at the continuation of the journey for the six breakthrough artists selected at the end of each episode of the series for the life-changing opportunity to record and launch a new, original song.”bellmedia.ca

The first season of The Launch wrapped production (minus the seventh episode) in Toronto in fall 2017, and airs weekly starting January 10, 2018.

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  1. Anna Wood says:

    I was in the audience for the Shania show. By the way she is as beautiful in real. No Photoshop this lady is so stunning. So beautiful inside and out. The is going to be so cool, The show I attended the singers were amazing. They were really good. Look at the corner of the stage I am right there smiling away. I had so much fun, the show is going to be a big hit. I was so close to Shania I could of reached her feet. These artist can really sing, and it is going to be a fun show to watch.

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The Launch on CTV: Series Preview and Episode Guide

This Wednesday, Scott Borchetta, CTV, and a list of music industry heavyweights will put a spotlight on Canadian music when The Launch premieres.

Borchetta, the industry veteran and head of Big Machine Label Group (Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, Reba, and more) will be joined by Shania Twain, Alessia Cara, Fergie, Nikki Sixx, Jennifer Nettles, busbee, Ryan Tedder, Boy George, Julia Michaels, Stephan Moccio, Dann Huff and Ian Kirkpatrick to mentor and launch the careers of talented and deserving Canadian musicians.

The seven episode series will include 30 independent musicians competing for the opportunity to release a brand new single, written and produced by world-renowned talent. Click Here to see all of the musicians and learn more about them through their Q&A videos.

The first six episodes of The Launch will feature five artists each, working with their mentors and recording their version of that week’s song. At the end of each episode, the winning artist will have their version of the song released immediately following the airing of the episode.

Unlike other reality style music shows, fans will not have a direct impact on which of the artists participating will win from week to week. The mentors starring in each episode will make the decision, and the song will be released. This isn’t a popularity contest, this is music.

The seventh episode (Just Launched, recently added to the season) will be an in-depth look at the six artists who won their weeks and had their songs released to the world. Bell Media has also announced that an extended Director’s Cut of the series will be released to Canadian streaming service Crave TV each week following the broadcast premiere.

If you’re unfamiliar with the series, check out the promo here…

The six competition episodes have been announced in detail by Bell Media, with mentors and artists revealed.

The Launch, Season 1 Episode Guide

Episode 1: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Mentors: Shania Twain, busbee
Artists
Havelin (Edmonton, AB)
Julia Tomlinson (King City, ON)
Logan Staats (Ohsweken, Six Nations of the Grand River reserve, ON)
The Revel Boys (Toronto, ON)
Vivian Hicks (Georgetown, ON)

Episode 2: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Mentors: Jennifer Nettles, Ryan Tedder
Artists
Basil Phoenix (The Pas, MB)
Divine Lightbody (Brampton, ON)
Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine (Ottawa, ON)
JP Maurice (Vancouver, BC)
LITEYEARS (Hamilton, ON)

Episode 3: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Mentors: Fergie, Stephan Moccio
Artists
Ezra Jordan (Toronto, ON)
Faiza (Toronto, ON)
Jaryd Stanley (Rothesay, NB)
Poesy (Ancaster, ON)
Sariyah Hines (London, ON)

Episode 4: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mentors: Nikki Sixx, Dann Huff
Artists
Amy Bishop (Calgary, AB)
Chad Price (London, ON)
Dylan Menzie (Belle River, PEI)
Sons Of Daughters (Vancouver, BC)
The Static Shift (Calgary, AB)

Episode 5: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Mentors: Julia Michaels, Ian Kirkpatrick
Artists
James Marshall (Acton, ON)
Jayd Ink (Toronto, ON)
Nicky MacKenzie (Salt Spring Island, BC)
Noelle Maracle (Tyendinaga, ON)
Zack Lane (Moncton, NB)

Episode 6: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Mentors: Boy George, Alessia Cara, Stephan Moccio
Artists
Elequen (Forest, ON)
Ethan Young (Toronto, ON)
Grace Bakker (Toronto, ON)
Raymond Salgado (Lantzville, BC)
Victoria Azevedo (Toronto, ON)

Episode 7: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

“…An in-depth look at the continuation of the journey for the six breakthrough artists selected at the end of each episode of the series for the life-changing opportunity to record and launch a new, original song.”bellmedia.ca

The first season of The Launch wrapped production (minus the seventh episode) in Toronto in fall 2017, and airs weekly starting January 10, 2018.

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