The competition is down to the wire as MuchMusic and Coca-Cola announced the Top 3 finalists for the 2012 Covers competition, on a special episode of NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. earlier today.

The Top 3 contenders, Tyler Shaw (19) – Coquitlam, BC, Brooke MacArthur (14) – Summerside, PEI, and Kayla Patrick (15) – Edmonton, AB have scored a VIP trip to the 2012 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS on June 17, and their own, individual 30-second commercial.

Fans can go online now to view and rate the latest Covers submissions from the Top 3 finalists as they compete for the Grand Prize; being crowned the winner of the Covers 2012 MuchMusic Video Award!

New for this year’s Covers competition, the Grand prize winner also gets to work with Sony Music Canada’s A&R team to record and release an original digital single and shoot a music video funded by MuchFACT.

Beginning in February, Much viewers were given the chance to submit their own versions of selected hit songs and post them on After more than 1,300 submissions and rounds of judging based on fan views, ratings, and an extensive panel, the Top 3 were chosen. Click on the name of the finalists below for full details and to view all of their submissions to date:

Brooke MacArthur (14) – Summerside, PEIThe youngest of all three finalists, Brooke MacArthur has showcased a passion for music her entire life. From making her own music videos and performing at various events around her small town of Summerside, PEI, Brooke has never strayed away from her big dream: to become the next big singing sensation.


Kayla Patrick (15) – Edmonton, AB

Having grown up around music, Kayla can not recall a time when she hasn’t been singing. She puts this love for music to use by not only showcasing her strong vocal range, but also by playing the guitar and writing her own songs. Kayla hopes to bring something new to the world of music, and believes this competition will give her the big break she has always dreamed of.


Tyler Shaw (19) – Coquitlam, BC

BC native Tyler Shaw found a guitar under a staircase at the age of 13, and hasn’t been able to put it down since. He hopes his positive attitude, energy, passion, and dedication to music will set him apart from the competition. 


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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

MuchMusic gives a whole new meaning to “Spring Fever” as UK boy band The Wanted take over NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. Tuesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. ET.

As announced yesterday on N.M.L., Much fans will be “glad they came” to watch this jam-packed hour as the pop group sits down with host Lauren Toyota and performs songs off of their upcoming self-titled North American EP The Wanted, including the smash hit single “Glad You Came.”

Fans can get up close and personal by heading down to Much HQ to see the band live when the episode tapes at a special time of 4 p.m.

Hot on the heels of explosive N.M.L. appearances, including most recently the cast of The Hunger Games, The Wanted’s visit continues to bring the excitement, to Much.

The Wanted are a British boy band based in London consisting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes.

The band has already notched up four Top Five singles and two, #1 singles, with an impressive 30 million YouTube hits.

Their U.K. release, “All Time Low” sold 400,000 copies and topped the U.K. charts less than 12 months after they formed. Fast forward two years later and The Wanted are well on their way to dominate the charts on a global scale.

The catchy #1 hit, ‘Glad You Came’, put the boys on the map in the North American market. Their self-titled North American EP, The Wanted, hits shelves on April 24.

Fans who can’t get enough of The Wanted can also hit up the Bramalea City Centre on Monday, April 2 to see the band during a Q & A session with NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. host Jesse Giddings. The first 300 fans to pre-order the debut EP at the HMV in Bramalea City Centre will receive a wristband to meet the band.

MuchMusic gave 40 One Direction superfans the biggest shock of their lives earlier today as Niall, Zayn, Harry, Liam and Louis surprised them with a secret appearance at MuchMusic HQ.

The most dedicated “Directioners” got the chance to be up close and personal with the British-Irish boy band sensation as they chatted about their new album and their sold-out headlining North American tour.

Catch the shocking surprise moment in its entirety on NEW.MUSIC.LIVE., Friday, April 20 at 6 p.m. ET.

Photo credit: George Pimentel – MuchMusic/Wire Image

Tuesday, February 14 at 5 p.m. ET on MuchMusic

MuchMusic’s flagship show NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. welcomes B.C native Carly Rae Jepsen to the studio to sit down and chat with NML host Jesse Giddings on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The pop singer performs her hit songs “Call Me Maybe” and “Curiosity” in front of a live studio audience. NML gives viewers the latest in music and entertainment news, the hottest new music videos, and live performances and interviews live Monday-Friday.

From wizard to Hollywood hottie, Daniel Radcliffe, star of Harry Potter films, makes his first-ever visit to the MuchMusic studio Thursday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. ET, for a special, one-hour edition of NEW.MUSIC.LIVE.

Fresh off of his appearance on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, and a recent stint on Broadway, Radcliffe’s next stop is Much HQ in downtown Toronto.

Taking over the entire episode of NEW.MUSIC.LIVE., Radcliffe sits with VJ Lauren Toyota and gives viewers the scoop about his breakaway role in the upcoming thriller, The Woman In Black, which is being release wide by Alliance Films on Friday, Feb. 3. 

“Potterheads” who would like to meet the 22-year-old megastar in person can hit up to be part of the live studio audience. Fans who can’t attend can tune into NEW.MUSIC.LIVE or online at

Daniel Radcliffe is best known in the eponymous role of Harry Potter in one of the most successful film series of all time. Radcliffe starred in all eight films in the series, with the final feature Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II released in July 2011. In 2012, Radcliffe finished a run as J. Pierrepoint Finch in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, marking his Broadway musical debut. The show received great critical acclaim with Radcliffe receiving a GRAMMY® nomination alongside co-star John Larroquette as principle soloists. Radcliffe has also just been voted “Entertainer of the Year” by Entertainment Weekly as the most talented and original performer of 2011. He also just won two Teen Choice Awards and a Scream Award, as well as receiving two nominations for the upcoming People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor and Favorite Movie Star Under 25.

Also scheduled to stop by the NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. studio this month:

Hot Chelle Rae – Tuesday, January 24

After causing absolute pandemonium on the 2011 MMVAs red carpet earlier this year, teen heartthrob Cody Simpson returns to MuchMusic HQ for a special edition of NEW.MUSIC.LIVE., on Monday, Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. ET.

The 14-year-old Australian pop sensation chats with N.M.L. hosts Liz Trinnear and Jesse Giddings about his whirlwind year, his latest EP Coast To Coast, and what fans can expect next from the rising star. 

Throughout the hour, Simpson also performs songs from his EPs Coast To Coast and 4 U including “On My Mind” and smash hit “iYiYi”, and then strips it down (and makes the ladies swoon) with acoustic versions of his red-hot singles “Not Just You” and “Angel” for his first-ever television performance in Canada.

With over 1.5 million Twitter followers, over 1.8 million Facebook likes and over 100 million YouTube views, Australia-born singer Cody Simpson is quickly shaping up as a true pop phenomenon. The release of his hugely anticipated new album Coast To Coast recently debuted TOP 15 on the Billboard 200 and features the Top 40 smash, “On My Mind,” as well as the classic heartbreak ballad, “Not Just You.” Simpson made the journey to LA and quickly won over the U.S fans with a series of live performances, including 2010’s Campified tour of over 30 different summer camps across the country.

A truly charming and charismatic live performer, Simpson continued to tour nearly non-stop, including a sold out co-headline tour with Greyson Chance, shows alongside Miranda Cosgrove, and appearances at such events as the Arthur Ashe Kids Day festivities at the 2011 U.S. Open.

For more information on how to be a part of the NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. audience, fans can hit up 

It’s a full house on NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. , Monday, Nov.14, as LMFAO and a slew of their Cherrytree Pop Alternative Tour mates, bring the party to a must-see edition of N.M.L., airing live at 5 p.m. ET.  

Fresh off the 2011 MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS, and three months after their first N.M.L. appearance shut down the street outside Much HQ, electro-pop sensation LMFAO shuffle their way back to N.M.L. for a mash-up performance of their hit songs.

The duo also sits with N.M.L. host Phoebe Dykstra to chat about the tour, kicking off Nov.13 in Quebec City.

The party gets bigger as electro-hop quartet Far East Movement and special guest Rye Rye drop by to perform their hit song “Jello”, and chat with N.M.L. host Jesse Giddings. Far East Movement make their return to the MuchMusic stage after blowing up the stage (literally) with a performance at the 2011 MMVAs that featured collabos with hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg and pop singer Dev.

Also set to take the Much stage is the always electrifying Natalia Kills, performing her catchy track “Free.” Cramming even more excitement into the hour-long program are interviews with Kay, Frankmusik, and Colette Carr. All of these bands are featured on the cross-Canada Cherrytree Pop Alternative Tour. For more info and tour dates, click here.

NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. fans can get in the action as part of the live studio audience and from home by asking questions via phone, e-mail, and Skype. For more information or to watch a live stream of the show, fans can also hit up


Also scheduled to stop by the NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. studio this month:

Howie D – Tuesday – Tuesday, Nov.15

Kreesha Turner – Tuesday, Nov.15

She took the world by storm as the co-host of the 2011 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS, and now superstar Selena Gomez makes her return to Much HQ for a special edition of NEW.MUSIC.LIVE., airing Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 5p.m. ET.

In this special presentation, pre-recorded earlier in the day (11a.m.), Gomez sits down with host Lauren Toyota to talk about her We Own The Night Tour, the next steps in her career, and more, in front of a live studio audience.

In addition to following @MuchMusic, and @NML fans can also tune in to NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. weeknights live at 5p.m. ET and hit up to win wristbands. 

Selena Gomez and The Scene, currently travelling the globe on the We Own The Night Tour, make a stop at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre for a sold-out show on August 23.

Gomez has solidified herself as an A-list triple threat as a film, television, and music star. Lending her support to a variety of social and charitable organizations, Gomez has extended her heart to such campaigns as UR Votes Count and is also an ambassador for UNICEF.


Also scheduled to stop by the NEW.MUSIC.LIVE studio this month:

Far East Movement – Thursday, August 18

Keri Hilson – Friday, August 19

Allstar Weekend – Tuesday, August 23

Get out your dancing shoes! LMFAO is shuffling over to the Much studio to show Canada how to “party rock” on a special edition of NEW.MUSIC.LIVE., on Monday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. ET.

Redfoo and Sky Blu from the LA electro pop duo LMFAO sit down with host Phoebe Dykstra to talk about their new album, Sorry For Party Rocking, and deliver a four-song performance including mega hits “Party Rock Anthem” and “Shots”, in front of a live studio audience.  

This year, the entire world is rockin’ out shufflin to LMFAO’s summer hit “Party Rock Anthem.”  So far, the unstoppable track from the duo has topped iTunes charts in seven countries, and spent weeks atop the UK pop charts in April and May.

As further testament to the global love for the song, their video has surpassed 20 million views online, in less than two months.


But the summer isn’t over yet on Much. Also scheduled to stop by the NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. studio this month:

Brighter Brightest – Tuesday, August 16

Pitbull – Wednesday, August 17

All Star Weekend – Tuesday, August 23


For more information on how to be a part of the NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. audience, fans can hit up