The winner of a new Global Television series will donate $10,000 to the charity of their choice and the runner-up $2000 to their charity. In Canada Sings, workplace glee clubs, from Air Canada, 1-800-GOT-JUNK, Toronto Zoo, The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, Goodlife Fitness, and seven other companies, compete against each other
Determining the winner over six, one-hour episodes is a three-member panel consisting of rapper/general contractor Rob Van Winkle, a.k.a. Vanilla Ice (of home renovation reality TV show The Vanilla Ice Project); Simple Plan frontman Pierre Bouvier; and singer-songwriter Jann Arden.
Canada Sings, produced for Shaw Media by Insight Productions (Juno Awards, Canadian Idol, Battle of the Blades), capitalizes on the newfound interest in glee clubs, thanks to the smash FOX TV comedy-drama Glee, this show didn’t troll talent at schools, rather at businesses.
“Canada Sings is not your average singing competition,” Shaw Media’s senior vice-president of content, Barb William said in a press statement. “For most, it’s next to impossible to imagine singing with your boss or workmate in a chorus, but for our 12 courageous teams, it has become an exciting reality.