Nervous time for rising star Brooklyn Roebuck

Brooklyn Roebuck at The Next Star auditions in Montreal. Photo: Cliff Roebuck

By Greg Holden

Brooklyn Roebuck is ready to take Canada by storm. Roebuck auditioned Tuesday in Montreal for The Next Star, a YTV production that highlights Canada’s top talent for ages 15 and younger.

Regional auditions are held in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver where literally thousands of contestants line-up to compete. 12 top singers are selected for a taped episode and then six finalists will be showcased on the show for seven episodes. They will be trained week-to-week on everything they need to know about the music business, they also get a free make-over and they make a full length professional video.

No word on what the prizes are this year, but last season the winner had two songs released by Warner Brothers, a new Macbook computer with professional recording software and a Gibson guitar.

Roebuck is no stranger to singing competitions and has come first place eight times. Each of those victories however were in small venues, especially when compared to the national stage she finds herself on now. If Roebuck is selected in the top six then she and a family member will be in Toronto for seven weeks this summer to film episodes for the show.

Brooklyn’s father left updates on Facebook that said Brooklyn passed the 1st and second rounds and then she was filmed for a question and answer interview. The decision is now in the hands of the producers of the show. The CKReview will update this story as information comes out.