Oct 30, 2011
Whosarmy is safe from elimination while Warren Dean Flandez was sent home by the judges
CBC's new live weekly musical competition series, COVER ME CANADA, rocked the crowds as Canadian music legends Alan Frew from Glass Tiger, Alannah Myles, David Clayton Thomas from Blood, Sweat and Tears and Helix's Brian Vollmer joined the final four on stage to perform some of this country's best rock hits. The show kicked off with Bill Henderson from Chilliwack joining Warren Dean Flandez, Ali Milner, The Melanie Morgan Band and Whosarmy for a group medley of Chilliwack's 1970's hit 'Whatcha Gonna Do'.
At the conclusion of the show, it was revealed that Canada's votes had saved Whosarmy, who covered Someday by Glass Tiger, from being eliminated by the judges.
Canadian audiences determine which artist is safe after the results of the online voting and social media engagement for each band is tallied. With Ali Milner, The Melanie Morgan Band, and Whosarmy left - COVER ME CANADA judges Jordan Knight (New Kids On The Block), chart-topping R&B sensation Deborah Cox and star-maker manager and record exec Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, Black Eyed Peas, Pussycat Dolls) and guest judge George Stroumboulopoulos announced that Warren Dean Flandez, who covered 'You Make Me So Very Happy' by Blood, Sweat and Tears, was eliminated from the competition.
"We're getting close Canada to finding out who will be the next music star. At this point it's all about spirit and the courage to push music boundaries. Ali Milner, The Melanie Morgan Band and Whosarmy have proven that they all have talent and something unique to offer. Now it's about what they do with that talent and how they engage their audience," commented Deborah Cox on behalf of the judges.
Performances this week included:
Warren Dean Flandez - performed Blood, Sweat and Tears' You Make Me So Very Happy with David Clayton Thomas (click here for an image of the performance).
Ali Milner - performed 'Black Velvet' with Alannah Myles. This performance marked a rare public appearance for Myles (click here for an image of the performance).
The Melanie Morgan Band - performed 'Heavy Metal Love' with Helix frontman Brian Vollmer (click here for an image of the performance).
Whosarmy - performed 'Someday' with Alan Frew, singer of Glass Tiger (click here for an image of the performance).
About the band that was saved from elimination by Canada's votes:
Whosarmy - Two pairs of high school friends who came together in music, and have already worked with music industry professionals with resumes that include working with Ringo Starr, Guns & Roses, Prince, Alanis Morissette and Finger Eleven. Follow Whosarmy on Twitter @CMC_Whosarmy
About the eliminated band:
Warren Dean Flandez - Born in Yellowknife, now a resident of Vancouver, BC, Warren co-wrote and co-produced most of his debut album 'Vintage Love'. The Vancouver singer once opened for the late James Brown and has shared a stage with Joss Stone. Follow Warren Dean Flandez on Twitter @CMC_Warren
COVER ME CANADA is broadcast on Sundays at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT) on the CBC. Host Nicole Appleton (All Saints) and judges Jordan Knight (New Kids On The Block), chart-topping R&B sensation Deborah Cox and star-maker manager and record exec Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, Black Eyed Peas, Pussycat Dolls), along with mentor-producers including Hawksley Workman, Kuya, and Gavin Brown, preside as the finalists perform live in a bid to win the hearts of the nation and the opportunity of a lifetime: a $100,000 cash prize and a recording contract for an original single to be released by Universal Music Canada.
Get music from COVER ME CANADA on iTunes at www.itunes.ca/covermecanada.
COVER ME CANADA is produced by Temple Street Productions based on a format co-created by 11 Entertainment and CBC.
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Cover Me Canada publicist
Nell Crichton, Veritas Communications