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LISTEN: Genie Nominees - Best Original Song


Montreal's Malajube are nominated for the Best Original Song Genie

At Thursday night's Genie Awards - honouring the best of last year's Canadian film - Olympic medal winning figure skaters David Pelletier, Jamie Salé and Joannie Rochette will perform a special routine in honour of this year's five Best Original Song nominees.

You can listen to those songs by heading over to CBC Music
and checking out our Genie Awards playlist.

The nominees are:

From Good Neighbours: Malajube - Oeil pour Oeil

Malajube are four friends from Montreal who formed in 2004. Their last album, La caverne, was long listed for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize. Good Neighbours is a thriller starring Jay Baruchel and Scott Speedman.

From Starbuck: Caracol - Quelque Part

Caracol - known as Carole Facal to her friends - is a singer-songstress from Sherbrooke, Quebec. She trained as a classical violinist, but at age 17 decided to move to British Columbia in the hopes of getting a career as a snowboarder. There, she bought a guitar... the rest, as they say, is history.

From French Immersion: Steven Page - A Different Sort of Solitude

You may know Scarborough, Ontario's Steven Page in a different guise. He's best known as one of the founding members of the legendary Canadian band Barenaked Ladies. He left the group in 2009 to pursue a solo career. With this Genie Award nomination, we'd say he's doing okay... wouldn't you agree?

From Cloudburst: Jay Brannan - My Love My Love

Jay Brannan is often compared to Rufus Wainwright (son of Kate McGarrigle), and it's not hard to see why. A talented singer songwriter in his own right, Brannan also acts and has done so alongside Sook-Yin Lee. He's contributed a record for the soundtrack to every film he's featured in.

From Funkytown: Kim Richardson - Waiting for Your Touch

In Funkytown, Sarah Mutch's lead role of Adriana sings Waiting for Your Touch on stage - but the voice is that of Kim Richardson from Richmond Hill, Ontario. The track was written by Jean Robitaille and Steve Galluccio, who was nominated for a Genie Award in 2004 for Montreal Italiano, from the soundtrack to Mambo Italiano.



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