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.
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.