The Coast's own Sarah Loverock will be among the top 22 competitors on Canadian Idol next week and she's thrilled at the opportunity to perform live for millions on CTV.
"Canadian Idol is important because it gives singers a chance to get noticed. I have wanted a career in music since I was a little girl and have performed my butt off for years hoping to one day get a break like this," Loverock said.
Last year Loverock auditioned and made it into the top 48 but we never really saw her preform on the show as she was cut before the semifinal round where Canadians first get the chance to vote for their favourite singer.
This year Loverock tried out for Canadian Idol again in Vancouver, making it through seven rounds of auditions. She bested more than 12,000 other competitors to earn her spot in the top 22.
Now her fate lies with the voting public and on Tuesday, June 27, at 8 p.m. on CTV, Loverock will take to the stage with 10 other female semifinalists to try to wow the voting public and win their votes.
After the show Cana-dians coast to coast can vote for their favourite singer by calling a toll-free number or text messaging their vote, details of which will be announced on the show Tues-day night.
The results show will air Wednesday, June 28, at 9:30 p.m. on CTV when Loverock will find out if she's made it into the top 18 as the two males and two females with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated. The males will perform Monday night on CTV.
Born in Sechelt, Loverock is a shift supervisor at SuperValu in Gibsons. The 25-year-old has been singing since she was a child. At the age of 15, she travelled to Nashville with the Canadian Song Writers Association to sing at the famous Blue Bird Café.
"I think my past experiences and my overwhelming desire to succeed in the music industry are what have gotten me this far," she said.
Would-be Canadian idols will be whittled down week-by-week based on the number of votes received for each participant until the top 10 are finally determined on Wednesday, July 12.
From there the group of 10 will continue to compete for the top prize: title of Canadian Idol, which comes with a recording contract and instant fame.
For more information about Canadian Idol, the competitors and dates of shows, go to www.idol.ctv.ca.