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Want to Sing with Chris Hadfield this Canada Day? Here's How!


The sound might be coming from Saskatoon or Squamish, but we know that "somebody is singing" out there. So the real question is this: Do any of those warblers have what it takes to perform with Chris Hadfield?

The Canadian astronaut is back on Earth, and July 1 he'll perform live in Ottawa as part of Canada Day in the Capital, a day-long extravaganza featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, Metric, Terri Clark and several others.

People like you and a few dozen of your friends, for instance.

That's because Hadfield is looking for a choir.

A "virtual choir."

CBC wants to film a talented group of amateur singers, and that footage will be used in Hadfield's show as part of a "virtual" collaboration.

Here's how to audition:

E-mail Include some info explaining what your choir's all about: Where are you from? How many members do you have? What's the age range of the whole team? What kind of music do you enjoy? Did you ever attend Space Camp? (Your Space Camp experience, however, will not be considered.)

And, as pretty and fascinating as I'm sure you are, remember to include a few links to your recordings - audio or video - so CBC's Canada Day team will want to come out and film your beautiful voices.

Your song selections could be anything, but as one rep tells CBC Live: "If you know 'Is Somebody Singing,' that would be very cool.'"

As such, here's where you can find the lyrics. The song's posted below:

Get those applications in now. Canada Day is only a little more than a month away, so filming will begin ASAP.

(Update: Deadline for submissions is June 6.)

Performances from Canada Day in the Capital will be broadcast on CBC and Radio-Canada, and for more on this year's celebrations in Ottawa, visit the Canadian Heritage website.

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