In July 2010, CanWest announced that a new series, to be titled Canada Sings, was in pre-production. For broadcast in 2011, the series would invite businesses and companies to form glee clubs from their staff, and enter them in competition befopre panels of celebrity judges.
The first six-episode series of Canada Sings made its debut on Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, and concluded on September 8th. The panel of judges included Jann Arden, Greg Bunberg and Rob Van Winkle, aka Vanilla Ice.
On hand to assist the competing teams were Christian Vincent and Kelly Konno (Choreographers), and Scott Henderson and Sharron Matthews (Vocal Coaches).
On September 30th 2011, Global announced the start of auditions for a second season of Canada Sings.
Season two of Canada Sings made its premiere Tuesday, May 15th 2012. Judges Rob Van Winkle and Jann Arden were joined by new judge Laurieann Gibson, choreographer for stars like Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and Nicki Minaj. The series was hosted by ET Canada's Matte Babel and showcased what happened when ordinary workmates trained to be glee club performers and competed to win $25,000 for the charity of choice. Season Two concluded on June 19th.
The series had not returned to the Global schedule by April 1st 2013.
Written by Pip Wedge - July, 2010