Press Release: Shawn Mendes Announced as Special Guest Performer at YTV’s The Next Star Season 7 Finale

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During tonight’s episode of YTV’s The Next Star, it was revealed that Shawn Mendes will perform his chart-topping single “Life of the Party” from the recently released The Shawn Mendes EP, during the highly anticipated Season 7 finale broadcast live from Canada’s Wonderland on Sunday, September 21 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Shawn Mendes’ EP landed at #1 on the Canada Digital Albums chart and the first single, “Life of the Party” hit #1 on the iTunes charts in both Canada and the US within 90 minutes of release, and charted top 10 in over 30 countries worldwide.

The finale will showcase exciting live performances from the Top 6 finalists—Jory (15, Nipigon), Kaleia (12, Edmonton, AB), Michaelah (15, Kelowna, BC), Nissita (13, Barrie, ON), Ryland (15, Deseronto, ON) and Shon (12, Surrey, BC)—who were chosen from thousands of hopefuls who auditioned across Canada. On stage and in front of a huge audience of fans tuning in from across the nation, as well as The Next Star judges, Dan Kanter, Mark Spicoluk and Tara Oram and host Carlos Bustamante, the Top 6 will sing to win the hearts and votes of viewers.

A star-studded lineup of special guests will be announced via The Next Star’s social media in the weeks leading up to the exciting live show. One of the exciting additions to the two-hour television event is indie-pop family band Echosmith, performing their hit single “Cool Kids” rapidly climbing the charts.