Cover Me Canada Judges Announced!
Aug 31, 2011
Laaaaaadies (and gentlemen): your judges for Cover Me Canada have been announced! And let me tell you, it's a hot bunch.
Showman and pop superstar Jordan Knight, renowned songstress Deborah Cox as well as star-maker and veteran producer Ron Fair will serve up their expertise as a dynamic panel of judges. With Nicole Appleton as the host, we've got a blistering season of spectable ahead of us!
Beginning Sunday, September 18 at 9:00pm ET (9:30 NT), eight finalist acts (to be announced) will perform live in a bid to win the opportunity of a lifetime: a $100,000 cash prize and a recording contract for their first original single to be released by Universal Music Canada.
Now, let's break down each of our experts:
Jordan Knight: The Showman
Swoon all you want; Jordan Knight has a plethora of industry success in his back pocket. As a member of New Kids on the Block, Jordan achieved a level of global pop stardom that few have seen, selling over 70 million albums and paving the way for boy bands like Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC. As a solo artist, he's sold over 1.5 million albums and is hot off the trail of a sold-out NKOTB/BSB arena tour. BAM. And to boot: JK is a dual Canadian/US citizen! The more you know.
Deborah Cox: The Songstress
Born in Toronto, raised in Scarborough, R&B siren Deborah Cox was discovered by industry mogul Clive Davis when she was singing backup for Celine Dion. Since then she went on a rampage of international success and became one of the top R&B voices in the game. er 1998 #1 smash single "Nobody's Supposed To Be Here" ruled the Billboard R&B charts for a record 14 weeks. And no big deal, but she's had ten #1 hits on Billboard's Dance chart and has collected three JUNO Awards.
Ron Fair: The Star Maker
He discovered Christina Aguilera. He put Fergie in the Black Eyed Peas. He guided the Pussycat Dolls to worldwide success and produced one of the most successful covers in music history: the triple platinum #1 single "Lady Marmalade" (Aguilera, Pink, Pya, Lil Kim and Missy Elliott). Ron recently served as Chair of Geffen Records, the latest accomplishment in his 30-year career as a chart-topping producer and record company executive.
We're stoked! What do you think about the panel? Make sure to follow them all on Twitter, mmmkay? (And Nicole Appleton
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