Clear Canadian Song Contest


Congratulations to this year's winners!

First place - Alessia De Gasperis
Second place - Neil Crowe
Third place - Romy Levy

Did you miss the show? Watch it here


The Clear Canadian Song Contest is a community singing contest designed to showcase the area's best vocalists performing Canadian music. 

When & Where

Auditions took place Saturday, M
ay 28th and Sunday, May 29th, daily from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Simcoe Street Theatre, 65 Simcoe Street. 

Congratulations to the top six advancing to the Finals:

Alessia De Gasperis
Jamie McLaughlin
Neil Crowe
Romy Levy
Tate Funston
Wayne Fennell

Honourable Mention - Jessie Gosling

The top three from each audition day will compete as the top six on Friday, July 1st at the Shipyards Amphitheatre as part of the Collingwood Festival for Canada. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. with a concert by our Clear Canadian Song Contest judges, following which the top six will compete for audience votes and the winner will be crowned. Cap off the evening with a spectacular fireworks display over Collingwood Harbour. Rain date: July 2, 2016.

Art Crawl Performances
New this year, the top six finalists will be invited to be featured at this year's Collingwood Art Crawl on September 24th. Be sure to check it out!


  • All ages and music genres are welcome!
  • Originals and covers are permitted
  • The music performed must be written by a Canadian or have been made famous by a Canadian musician
  • Solo acts only please
  • Rude or profane language will not be tolerated
  • Registration is free and on a first come first served basis


To show your skills as a vocalist and to win prize money!
First Place $500, Second Place $250, Third Place $100


Contestants will be required to perform two songs in the audition rounds and, if selected, two songs in the Finals (may be the same songs at both). Three contestants from each of the two audition days will be selected by a panel of judges to advance to the Finals. The winner of the finals will be selected by audience votes via text messaging at the conclusion of the competition. 

L&O Wild Card

Contestants aged 18+ who perform their own original songs will
also qualify to earn a wild card entry into the Collingwood Live & Original Music Series which takes place within the Collingwood Elvis Festival beginning July 20th. Check out the Collingwood Live & Original Music Series here.

Congratulations to Jamie McLaughlin for securing the L&O wild card entry!


Registration is now closed.

Past Winners

2015 - Emma Wright
2014 - Austin McCarthy
2013 - Heather Gosling
2012 - Becky Gray
2011 - Emma Wright

The Clear Canadian Song Contest is part of the Collingwood Festival for Canada presented by the Town of Collingwood and Collingwood Downtown with support from Heritage Canada, Veridical Media Solutions, 95.1 The Peak FM, and the Collingwood Art Crawl

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