Ghostface Killah is bringing Canadian Idol back to Canada – sort of.
The Wu-Tang Clan icon revealed that he’s looking for Canadian rappers and/or R&B singers to enter his new competition/reality show called Canada Takes the Mic. There will be auditions in 10 Canadian cities and a semi-finalist will be chosen from each of them. They will then live in a house together, reality TV style, and perform each week with two contestants eliminated weekly. The last singer standing will be crowned the winner on November 13, and will get $100,000 in prizes and be signed to Ghostface’s label Supreme Records.
Ghostface and former Canadian Idol judge Farley Flex will be the judges, along with a top secret celebrity judge that will “be revealed closer to the audition start date.” And, though reps say the show will be televised, we’re not sure what channel will air it just yet.
Registration opens April 15, and auditions stop over in Toronto in October. Check out the dates here:
September 7 + 8: – Vancouver Auditions
September 9: Vancouver Semi Finals & Concert Series (Vancouver Semi-finalist chosen)
September 11 + 12: – Calgary Auditions
September 13: Calgary Semi Finals & Concert Series (Calgary Semi-finalist chosen)
September 14 + 15: – Edmonton Auditions
September 16: Edmonton Semi Finals & Concert Series (Edmonton Semi-finalist chosen)
September 17 + 18: – Saskatoon Auditions
September 19: Saskatoon Semi Finals & Concert Series (Saskatoon Semi-finalist chosen)
September 20 + 21: – Regina Auditions
September 22: Regina Semi Finals & Concert Series (Regina Semi-finalist chosen)
September 24 + 25: – Winnipeg Auditions
September 26: Winnipeg Semi Finals & Concert Series (Winnipeg Semi-finalist chosen)
September 30 + October 1: – Quebec City Auditions
October 2: Quebec City Semi Finals & Concert Series (Quebec City Semi-finalist chosen)
October 3 + 4: Montreal Auditions
October 5: Montreal Semi Finals & Concert Series (Montreal Semi-finalist chosen)
October 6 + 7: Ottawa Auditions
October 8: Ottawa Semi Finals & Concert Series (Ottawa Semi-finalist chosen)
October 9 + 10: Toronto Auditions
October 11: Toronto Semi Finals & Concert Series (Toronto Semi-finalist chosen)