RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest 2014 – Anniversary Edition

She’s The One



The winner of the our special She’s the One Emerging Female Artist Competition as part of our 20th Anniversary edition of RBC Bluesfest is….EMMA PECKFORD!

We are pleased to announce our finalists for She’s the One Emerging Female Artists Competition, presented by JUMP! 106.9.

 Join us on Saturday July 5th at 1pm in the Barney Danson Theatre for the Final competition to choose “The One”!

Abby Stewart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GLrf-nIkWQ

Angelique Francis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT6ko1UvlfE

Emma Peckford http://youtu.be/EvdmxRqOf5c

Ezra http://youtu.be/hdarD3BtiNI

Jheo http://youtu.be/gxL-u5PZiLs

Justice Tremblay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E1uiLvovKA

Olivia http://vimeo.com/93216136

Ria Jade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9PImC_kegY

Stephanie La Rochelle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWA7A170RQ4&list=UUCZh2USyfI-B3rjnILA3XCQ

Taylor Angus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvy9tFoPQiA



Submissions are NOW Closed.Thank you to all who applied.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: The deadline to apply was April 30th at 11:59pm EST.

All artists who submitted a complete application will be contacted by email in June to inform them of the results. 

Check out our finals for She’s the One Emerging Female Artists Competition on Saturday July 5th!



About She’s the One: She’s the One Emerging Female Artist Competition is an annual Canada-wide talent search for an emerging, Canadian female singer!

As part of our special 20th Anniversary edition, the RBC Bluesfest is zeroing in on the best young, emerging teenage female singers in Canada.  We are looking for one special artist with an incredible voice backed up by a moving live performance.

Consider this your invitation, Canadian female singers, 13-19 years of age*, any genre of music!


You might be the ONE winner for this year’s incredible grand prize!  RBC Bluesfest is providing a whirlwind, career-building trip to Los Angeles to work with Barrett Yeretsian (Jar of Hearts, Christina Perri), a top LA-based music producer to record a song at the legendary Sunset Sound Recording Studio. PLUS a star makeover, photo shoot and music tutorial before you make your Hollywood Style music video courtesy of Popmania!

What?!? YES!

  • A round-trip flight for two and accommodations in Los Angeles
  • Record session with top LA-based music producer Barrett Yeretsian
  • A Hollywood style makeover, photo shoot, and video shoot courtesy of Popmania and Smashbox Cosmetics

Check out the whirlwind makeover that PS Records artist Alexa received from Popmania last year! www.popmania.com

Behind the Scenes Makeover Videos:

More About the producer:

Barrett Yeretsian, a multi-platinum selling, chart-topping producer, songwriter, composer and drummer whose music has sold over 8 million copies worldwide. His music has appeared on most major radio stations and television networks across the globe. He’s best known for producing and co-writing the huge hit “Jar of Hearts” which just passed a staggering 110 million views on YouTube. Barrett’s music spans multiple genres including pop, rock, singer-songwriter, hip hop, progressive, down-tempo and orchestral.



The RBC Bluesfest ‘s 20th Anniversary She’s the One Emerging Female Artist Competition is open to female singers between the ages of 13-19 years who are Canadian residents.

*The artist MUST be between 13 and 19 years of age on the date of the finals: July 5, 2014
*The artist MUST be available to participate in the finals on July 5, 2014 at RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa, Ontario.  Travel assistance available upon request.

  • In terms of song choice, both covers and originals accepted.
  • In the submission video, the artist can sing to a background track or to an instrument that they play or with accompaniment/band. The artist MUST be singing live, not lip-syncing. – There will only be one winner, ie. if the artist/singer performs with a band, the prize package will go only to the singer.
  • Once submissions close, the top artists will be chosen and contacted to perform for the “Finals” which will occur at the RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa on Saturday, July 5, 2014. One winner (Canadian female singer aged 13 to 19 years on July 5, 2014) will be selected.
  • If chosen as the winner of She’s the One, you MUST be available in fall 2014 to travel to Los Angeles; dates chosen at the She’s the One organizer’s discretion
  • You may not participate in She’s the One if your participation would create impropriety or the appearance of impropriety. The organizer will consider whether you or any of your immediate family members or anyone living in your household may have been within the past two (2) years employees, officers, directors or agents of any of the following: RBC Bluesfest; Ottawa Music Foundation; Ottawa Folk Festival; or, any sponsor of the She’s the One contest. In addition, the organizer reserves the right to render ineligible any person that the organizer determines, in its sole discretion, is sufficiently connected with the production, administration, judging, or distribution of She’s the One such that her participation in She’s the One could create the appearance of impropriety.
  • The foregoing eligibility requirements may be amended, revised or changed at any time and in any fashion in the organizer’s sole discretion.




Can I perform a cover song (ie. song that I did not write)?

Do you accept instrumentalists?
No. We think instrumentalists are amazing, but this year we are looking for a vocalist.

I don’t play an instrument. Can I sing acapella (without accompaniment)? Can I sing to a track?
You can sing acapella, and you can also sing to a track. You cannot lip-sync, you must be singing live, in your own voice.

I don’t have any videos on YouTube. Can I still apply?
All submissions MUST have a video of you singing your song, live. Most people have a digital camera, or even a built in camera on their computer.  Get to know your video recording software, set yourself up and then upload to YouTube!

What does the video have to include?
You are required to submit one video consisting of two parts: 
Part 1. A short, introductory explanation of why you should win She’s the One, 
PLUS Part 2. You singing a song, any genre of music, cover or original.
Take the time to create something really awesome! We are looking for a strong vocalist with a moving live performance. Covers and originals are both acceptable. You can sing acapella, to a track or to an instrument, but you must sing live. No lip syncing. (Please note, there can only be one winner – ie. If you have an accompanist, they will not be eligible to be part of the prize package.)

More questions? Email: shestheone@ottawabluesfest.ca