Thank You to all who shared their talent by submitting entries for the
2012 MBC Radio Network Talent Search
Saturday & Sunday, July 21st & 22nd
La Ronge Elks Family Fair Grounds
Aaron Bird – Timber Bay
“I am entering the MBC Talent Search 2012 because I love music & I like performing for people who like country & rock. This is my first time entering for the Talent Search & hope to put on a good show”.
I’ve been singing & playing since I was 17. I love playing guitar & practicing with friends & family whenever I can.”
“I’ve learned a lot from them & thank them all for what they have taught me”.
#1. “People Are Crazy” (Billy Currington)
#2 “Let Me Down Easy” (Billy Currington)
Gloria Beatty Bird – Timber Bay
“I am entering the MBC Talent Search 2012 because I feel I have the skills to make a good performance for the MBC Talent Show. I am going after top prize for a recording & to promote Aboriginal female talent”.
“I’ve been writing songs, singing & playing guitar since I was 13 years old. I have 7 (4) boys who I’ve taught to play guitar & sing & write”.
“I give beginner acoustic guitar lessons to whoever asks”.
“I’m aiming to be a successful musician. I’ll be happy with recording and successfully promoting and selling my music”.
“I encourage anyone who has musical talent to keep going. Reach for the Top”.
#1 “What the Other Part Says” ?
#2 “Why’d You Go & Leave Me Baby” ?
Ranelle Hanson – Beauval
“Ranelle Hanson is from the village of Beauval. Her family & friends love her voice & are always asking her to sing & perform in talent shows. This inspired her to enter the MBC Talent Search”.
“Ranelle’s favorite hobby is singing karaoke in her family home. Her dream is to perform with a live band & hopefully record a cd. She knows she has what it takes to become a performer/singer and would like to start along that path”.
#1 “With a Broken Wing” (Martina McBride)
#2 “I Could Not Ask For More” (Sara Evans)
Liza Jayne Brown – Prince Albert
“Tansi ! I am a Cree/Metis woman who grew up in North of the Saskatchewan River in a small rural place called Tweedsmuir, which is close to the Emma Lake area. It was the home of my grandparents James & Annie Brown, and my father Gordon Brown raised his family there as well.”
“I fell in love with the world of music at a young age since many of my relatives would play guitar, fiddle and/or sing at family get-togethers. But, I myself did not sing in front of an audience until a few years ago. I am greatly influenced by classic country, folk and the rhythm & blues, but do love many other genres. I would probably describe my music as contemporary Aboriginal/Country/Folk/Blues genre, maybe more of a “roots” artist. I love the creative process of writing songs & as for singing for an audience; I have discovered it is a great way to connect with people and enjoy the joys that music brings”.
“I am currently working towards putting out an EP of some of my original songs by the late summer of 2012. My EP will be titled “Facing the Storm” and the songs on it will be about love & heartbreak, survival, remembering, resilience, joy in life & letting go & being open to new growth. Much Love & Peace”.
#1 “There You Go” (Liza Brown with guitar by Rich McFadden)
#2 “Nobody Said it Would Be Easy” (Liza Brown with guitar by Rich McFadden)
Kyersten Clarke – Southend
“Kyrsten is from Southend & will be graduating next year & plans to go on to study engineering. She has been performing Gospel for about 11 years & helps out at Wakes by singing”.
#1 “Jesus Lover of My Soul” (Hillsong)
#2 “Stand By Me Lord” (Ben E. King reworked)
Samantha Burnoff – Prince Albert
“I am submitting my cd to be considered for the MBC Talent Search. I am originally from Beauval but now make Prince Albert my home. I am currently in grade 11 at Carlton Comprehensive High School”.
“I love to sing. It means a lot to me and want to make it my career”.
“I had the privilege to sing the 2011 Voices of the North as well as the MBC Talent Search 2010 where I placed 2nd”.
#1 “Today” (Samantha Burnouf)
#2 “White Liar” (Miranda Lambert)
Emily Roberts – La Ronge
“Singing for me has been a passion since I was 12. I forget everything around me when I open my mouth to sing & lose myself in the wonder & beauty of expressing my emotions. Singing is an expression of your inner true deep love. I just hope someday, someone will notice me. I do get nervous on stage, but I’m not the kind who would run off the stage”.
#1 “Travelling Soldier” (Dixie Chicks)
#2 “Cold Goodbyes” (Sarah Upton)
“Rockin” Ron Bradfield – La Ronge
“Another typical Bradfied “look, don't touch or I kill you” Man with two sons and lots of love”.
#1 “Frank & Jessie” – Ron & Denise Bradfield
#2 “Enough I Belong” – Ron & Denise Bradfield
Allyson Jade Collicott – Nipawin
“Singing means the world too me I've been singing I was just a little girl and being able to perform in your talent search would make my year I really want to be heard by people and this would be the perfect chance. I was excited when I read about the talent search and thanks for listening to my entries”.
#1 “Use Somebody” (Kings of Leon)
#2 “Zombie” (Cranberries)
Craig Adam – Fond du Lac
“Born in Saskatoon & raised in Fond du Lac, I’ve been playing since I was 13 yrs old. My first acoustic guitar was bought by my grandparents; which I still have and play”.
“I sing lead for my band here in Fond du Lac & I fill in for bass. I am slowly learning to play drums & I do numerous live shows across the North where ever I am called to play”.
“I also do a lot of recording in my home studio. Singing & performing means to me a personal choice & personal dedication. I’ve devoted almost half my life to music & I continue to share my music because it is a personal passion of mine whether its live or in the studio”.
“A lot of times I play music just to see how happy music makes people, including myself”.
#1 “Lovin’ Thru the Early Hours” (Lee Marlow)
#2 “Cry Lonely” (Cross Canadian Ragweed)
Cory “Faytel” Stone – La Ronge
“I bin performing for about 3 years and recording for about 5 years. I focus on making this a career for myself. I love all aspects of music all genres and styles. I love music in general”.
#1 “Fall 4 You” (Faytel)
#2 “You Want” (Faytel)
Bernadette “C-Miss” Wolfe – Ile a la Crosse
“I’m an up & coming Aboriginal Artist who has been singing for the past 2 ½ years, including performing on stage at the 2012 Points Athabasca Northern Spirits Showcase. If I don’t become a famous musician, I’m going to become a famous surgeon.”
#1 “Your Cheatin’ Heart” (Hank Williams Sr)
#2 “Ava Maria” (Beyonce)
Johnny Cee featuring Phuruis & Young Voice – La Ronge
#1 “Me Without You” (Johnny Cee feat. Phurius & Young Voice)
#2 “Off the Chain” (Johnny Cee)
Dion Waniandy – La Ronge
“Winner of 2012 Hall Lake Talent Search”.
#1 “Move it On Over” (George Thorogood & the Destroyers)
#2 “I’m Just Me” (Charlie Pride)
Leslie Noon – Thunderchild FN
“I’ve worked as a rod buster and as a tree feller in conventional logging until 2001 then machinery has made us extint”.
“The two songs I am sending were both written by me, one is about emergency services as my daughter and son in law both work for La Ronge EMS. I also have a niece who is an RCMP member. The second one is about my dad who farmed for many years. Thank you for taking the time to watch my videos I hope you enjoy”.
#1 “Harvest Time in Little Pine” (Leslie Noon)
#2 “280” (Leslie Noon)
Greg McDonald – Fond du Lac
“I am an outgoing guy, like to meet people , and musicians, like the outdoors, like hunting and fishing and camping, like traveling. I’ve been singing since age 15, playing guitar as well, I’ve been in the music industry for about 12,yrs. I play the drums, bass & lead guitar; but like singing. I’ve won more than a few talent shows as well, made it to Voices of the North in Feb. 2009. To me performing means a lot. Like meeting musicians, sharing my talent with people and being a role model. Thank you very much for your cooperation”.
#1 “Country Rock” (Greg McDonald)
#2 “Wonderful” (New Horizon ?)
Rebecca Strong – Prince Albert
“I am a Dene girl from Black Lake First Nation and I go to school in Prince Albert at St. John's Community School”.
“I started singing at the age of 3, and my first talent show that I entered was Voices of the North when I was 6 years old. Another show that I sang at was when Adam Beach was in La Ronge”.
“When I get older I want to be a famous Superstar and have tons of hits and especially millions and millions of fans”.
“In school I am in the choir and my music teacher says that I have a great voice. I also sing at church”.
“I hope I win and if I don't I will try harder next year”.
#1 “Leaving on a Jet Plane” (John Denver)
#2 “Hallelujah” (Leonard Cohen)
Andrea Ratt – La Ronge
“I play guitar. I started singing at the age of 6 and started playing guitar at the age of 11. My inspiration is my late kohkom Henrietta Roberts, she was also a singer/musician".
“I want to be known for my talent and who I am. I am a good person, I don’t smoke, drink or get high. I have been told that I am an inspiration to my little sister. I have participated in the “Northern Spirits” workshop and showcase back in 2010. I signed up to go this year, but they told me I was too “advanced” and they are putting me in the “Voices Of The North” instead.”
“I won 1st place at the PAGC Fine Arts Festival and also performed at the Adam Beach talent show in La Ronge and that was pretty awesome, hard work pays off!”
“Singing and being on stage is the best feeling ever, it is kind of a rush…being nervous and screaming into the microphone, ha ha! Letting go of everything, when I hear people clapping it means I’ve done a good job. I guess I’m proud of myself and making it this far… I’m being the best I can be, really, I’m shy when it comes to meeting new people but not at all on stage. So there is a bit about me”.
#1 “Lego House” (Ed Sheeran ?)
#2 “Who Knew” (Pink)
Dakota “DakkOne” Bear – Saskatoon
“I've been recording songs since I received my first microphone In August 2009. Music means everything to me & I'm doing whatever I can do reach my goals”.
#1 “Star of the Show” (DakkOne)
#2 “Someone Like You” (Adele “DakkOne Remix”)
Jannecke – Saskatoon
“A little about myself: I was born and raised in Bergen, Norway. I have been in the music industry for over 20 years. In that time I have spent most of it performing with my dad, the legendary Helge Nilsen, in Norway. We played anywhere from small town halls for 300 to larger concert halls for 3-5000 on a regular basis! Country music is in my blood! I am most influenced by Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Allison Krauss and LeeAnn Womack who also happen to be my all time favorites! I have fairly recently moved to Canada with my husband. I am hoping to continue and maybe expand my career here, but really all I want is to be able to continue singing and performing! I am presently exploring opportunities with record labels in Nashville, recorded some great music in Nashville and will be booking gigs locally, nationally and internationally! Thanks for stoppin by and hope to see you as a fan!”
#1 “Back Row” (Jannecke)
#2 “Cowboy” (Jannecke)
Brian Halkett – Hall Lake
“Winner of the 2011 La Ronge Elks Family Fair Talent Search”.
#1 “Deliver Me” (Parkway Drive ?)
#2 “She Gets Crazy on a Full Moon (Brooks & Dunn)
Ariel Sierra Charles – La Ronge
“I love singing and was in the Northern spirits Talent Showcase this year and the Hall Lake talent show. I came in second place at Hall Lake. I like singing so much that I sing everywhere - at school, with my friends, when I'm walking around and even in the shower. Singing means lots to me”.
#1 “The One That Got Away” (Katy Perry)
#2 “Love Story” (Taylor Swift)
Ron Quewezance – Regina
“Ron is a member of the Keeseekoose First Nation near Kamsack, Sask and is presently an employee in Regina, Sask. He actively attends Morning Star Church since his life was changed from a past ridden with alcohol and drug addiction. Ron began to be inspired to sing gospel when he heard fellow gospel singers while driving on the Fishing First Nation near Wadena, Sask when listening to Missinippi radio station (M.B.C.) one Sunday morning in the summer of 2009”.
“The first song "Praying for You" was inspired by being concerned for other people, and wanting them to get help. The second song "Without Love" was written after pastor Glen Povey preached for three consecutive Sundays on love; we all need love in this day and age”.
“Simply put Ron's mission in music is to comfort and inspire others with encouragement. He believes that anyone can find such aspects in the words he delivers through his songs”.
#1 “Praying for You” (Ron Quewezance)
#2 “Without Love (Ron Quewezance)
Tristen Durocher – Air Ronge
“I love to play the fiddle. Performing is a way of sharing the joys of fiddle music with different people. And I would love to be a part of this year’s MBC talent search “.
#1 “French Canadian Melody” (?)
#2 “Reel of the Metis” (Calvin Vollrath)
Final 12 Chosen to Participate, Perform & Compete to be Announced
Friday, June 29 at approx 4:15 pm.
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