March 27, 2023

BY BRANDY FULTONbfshot3-promo

Music filled the Wilfrid Laurier Theatre on Nov. 26 for the fourth season of The Shot, a singing competition for anyone over 16.

The top eight competitors were finally on the big stage after a month of auditions, callbacks, boot camp and semifinals. Through this time they had become like a family. They were singing, hanging out and just having fun backstage like they had known each other for their whole lives.

However, not everyone would be going away with the $25,000 in prizes that night. The top eight were reduced to four; Jonathan Farrington, Craig McNair, Matthew Boutros and Jada McKenzie-

Moore would perform again for the judges and audience to see who would be the winner.

The final four were full of emotion and passion, raising their hands in the air and falling down onto their knees. Even the crowd was getting into it by singing along and clapping their hands.

Audience members could use their tickets to vote and people watching the live stream could vote online. The 15-minute intermission, during which judges counted the ballots, seemed like hours to the four finalists.
Once again standing on stage the top four eagerly awaited the results.

Boutros took home the title, trophy and career-launching prizes that included time with an agent, time in a recording studio and access to music for an original song.

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