MuchMusic and Coca-Cola announce top 10 semi-finalists in the MMVAs Covers Award Search

As announced on a special episode of NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. earlier today, the Top 10 semi-finalists for the MuchMusic and Coca-Cola Covers competition have been revealed!

After more than 1,300 submissions, the best rockers, crooners, and acappella singers have been chosen for a coveted spot in the semifinals. Details on the Top 10 contestants can be found below. 

Due to the overwhelming amount of talented “Cover-ers” submitting to the competition, MuchMusic and Coca-Cola are introducing an 11th, and final, wildcard spot. Beginning today, fans can rate their fave Covers contestant they think deserves the wildcard position.

Existing contestants are encouraged to update their profiles and increase fan ratings on their videos to be considered for the wildcard spot. The winner of the wildcard, as well as the songs available for the Top 11 to cover, will be revealed on NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. on Monday, April 30 at 6 p.m. ET. The competition is sure to be fierce as the Top 11 race to submit their new covers on by May 13.

Beginning in February, Much viewers were given the chance to submit their own versions of selected hit songs and post them on  The best of the best were selected down to the Top 10 based on fan views, ratings, and an extensive judging panel. The 11 hopefuls must now battle it out for their opportunity to make it to the coveted Final 3, and a shot at winning a VIP trip to the 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS on June 17 in Toronto each starring in their very own commercial. The Final 3 then vie for the ultimate Grand Prize, being crowned the winner of the Covers 2012 MuchMusic Video Award. Upping the ante this year, the Grand Prize winner will also work with Sony Music Canada’s A&R team to record and release an original single digitally, and will shoot a music video fully funded by MuchFACT.

Click on the name of the Top 10 semi-finalists to view their newly revamped profiles, featuring their covers submissions to date and full bio info. 


1. Alessia Iorio (19) – Vaughan, ON 

2. Andres Sierra (20) – Toronto, ON

3. Andrew Hyatt (24) – Sudbury, ON

4. Brooke MacArthur (14) – Summerside, PEI

5. James Struthers (23) – Winnipeg, MB

6. Jessica Wilson (20) – Calgary, AB

7. Kayla Patrick (15) – Edmonton, AB

8. Kenisha Humber (21) – North York, ON

9. Levar Allen (23) – Toronto, ON

10. Tyler Shaw (19) – Coquitlam, BC

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