Pop Gold: Olivia Lunny is the Fourth Chosen Artist on Season 2 of CTV’s THE LAUNCH to Release a New, Original Song # # # “I Got You” Available Now Everywhere

— February 20, 2019

– Next week’s episode features Grammy® Award-winning music legend Bryan Adams –

“I get a real sense of what you’re about… and I like it” – THE LAUNCH mentor Jann Arden

“This is the first of hopefully many songs that we can crush together” – THE LAUNCH mentor Shaun Frank

TORONTO (February 20, 2019) – As announced on tonight’s episode of CTV’s THE LAUNCH, pop artist Olivia Lunny from Winnipeg was chosen by world-renowned music executive and CEO/Founder of Big Machine Label Group Scott Borchetta, Québec pop icon Marie-Mai, celebrity mentor Jann Arden, and music producer Shaun Frank to launch the new original single “I Got You”. The fourth single from the smash-hit music series was released to radio stations across the country immediately following tonight’s broadcast. The song is also available now on music services everywhere. Encore presentations of THE LAUNCH air Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and Sundays at 11 a.m. ET on Much (visit CTV.ca and Much.com to confirm local listings). “I’m so incredibly grateful for this opportunity and I can’t wait to see where it takes me!” said Olivia Lunny. The mentors loved Olivia Lunny’s distinct sound and music. Jann Arden commented that she couldn’t name anyone who she sounded like on the radio. Following the audition process with all five emerging artists – Julia Gartha, Nick Babcock, Jayde, Clancy Coulter, and Olivia Lunny – the mentors chose Jayde and Olivia Lunny as the two artists to record and perform their own versions of “I Got You” in front of a live studio audience. With only 48 hours for studio rehearsals, recording sessions, and to work with the mentors on their performances, it was clear both artists had their strengths and weaknesses. Olivia struggled with performance, but shone in the vocal booth, and while Jayde was professional and poised, the mentors felt she still needed to find her own voice. Ultimately, the mentors could not ignore the uniqueness of Olivia’s voice and tone, and after an intense deliberation chose to launch her version of “I Got You” across Canada and to the world via THE LAUNCH’s expansive slate of top music partners. Following tonight’s song launch, Bell Media is poised to throw the full weight of its marketing, promotional, and publicity support behind Olivia Lunny’s “I Got You” across its national footprint of broadcast and digital entertainment properties. “I Got You” is written by Jenson Vaughan, Kris Eriksson, Danny Shah, Kayleigh O’Connor, Shaun Frank and produced by Shaun Frank. Label: Big Machine Canada. Executive Producers are Scott Borchetta and Randy Lennox. **MEDIA NOTE**
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THE LAUNCH airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and VRAK. Episodes are available to stream on Crave immediately after broadcast, and are available on CTV.ca and the CTV app one day after broadcast. Viewers can also go behind-the-scenes of this week’s episode on CTV.ca for memorable moments, full artist performances, and exclusive interviews. Viewers can catch live interviews featuring Olivia Lunny tomorrow (Feb. 21) on CP24 BREAKFAST (weekdays 5:30 a.m. ET), YOUR MORNING (weekdays at 6 a.m. ET), THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (weekdays at 10 a.m. ET), THE SOCIAL (weekdays at 1 p.m. ET), and ETALK (weekdays at 7 p.m. ET). Live interviews with Olivia will also be featured on Bell Media Radio stations across the country. On the next episode of THE LAUNCH, “Don’t Say You Love Me” (Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and VRAK), emerging artists Ben Cottrill, Jordane, Maddie Storvold, Nate Daviau, and The Faceplants audition in front of celebrity mentor/producer Grammy® Award-winning music legend Bryan Adams. THE LAUNCH format was put into development in January 2016 and was co-developed by Randy Lennox and Bell Media in association with Scott Borchetta of Big Machine Label Group, and Paul Franklin of Eureka (MASTERCHEF, THE BIGGEST LOSER), in partnership with John Brunton and Lindsay Cox of Insight Productions (THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, CANADIAN IDOL, THE JUNO AWARDS). THE LAUNCH is executive produced by Randy Lennox, Scott Borchetta, and John Brunton; Lindsay Cox and Paul Franklin are Executive Producers; Executive Producers for Bell Media are Robin Johnston and Corrie Coe, who is also Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming, Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.

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